Toon Bongers is a PhD-Student/Researcher currently working on the River Project, led by Prof. dr. Koen Verboven, co-supervised by Prof. dr. Wim De Clercq. Toon graduated from the university of Leuven with a Masters in Historical Archaeology.
After working as a project archaeologist in the Netherlands, Toon was given the opportunity to pursue a Phd-position, which combines historical, archaeological and ecological sources. Passionate about all these themes since a young age, it was only natural to make grateful use of this opportunity.
Toon has partaken in several archaeological excavations, both national and international, as a student and as a staff member. For several consecutive summer campaigns Toon has been a regular member of the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project, led by Prof. dr. Jeroen Poblome (KU Leuven).