Jeroen Verhegge is a post-doctoral researcher at the prehistoric archaeology research unit at Ghent University Department of Archaeology and uses geophysical survey and direct push sensing to reconstruct prehistoric paleolandscapes in river floodplains. His current research focusses on reconstructing Early Holocene riverscapes below the estuarine and alluvial floodplain of the Lower Scheldt river (Belgium) using legacy coring-, depth sounding- and paleoenvironmental data. Previous postdoctoral research was aimed at integrating geotechnical research methods (cone penetration tests) in paleolandscape reconstructions and employed an innovative direct push camera- and electrical conductivity CPT-E sensor (IWT n°150265/VLAIO n°160549). His doctoral research has investigated the use of direct current electrical resistivity imaging, frequency domain electromagnetic induction survey, cone penetration testing, manual- and mechanical coring to Middle Holocene prehistoric landscape mapping. Furthermore he employs Bayesian chronological modelling to integrate environmental and archaeological radiocarbon dating sequences. He was trained in geophysical survey for archaeological prospection at University of Bradford and in geoarchaeology at Ghent University.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
Academic Year 2018-2019 (5 credits)
This basic course is part of a series Methodology. The course intends to give a general overview of methods and theories in European archaeology. General overview of different aspects of archaeology as discipline. Amongst others, history of archaeology, archaeological theories, taphonomic processes, relative dating, etc.
Teaching methods: Lecture, guided self-study