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PhD student Annet Nieuwhof has conducted research which included studying a number of remarkable prehistoric skulls. In her thesis, she presents an entirely new view of the rituals, including the burial culture, in the terp dwelling era. According to Nieuwhof people did not cremate their dead but kept or buried the skulls and bones in their houses after their excarnation (defleshing), all of which was part of ancestral worship.
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Communication and health. There is plenty to say on the matter, particularly now with the pandemic and with obesity on the rise. Jana Declercq, whose PhD research focused on health news, has been awarded a Veni grant and is now studying how...
WoordWaark expands with 'Geschreven Gronings'
The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen can now deploy a new tool for linguistic research: mobile lab 'Spraaklab'. Spraaklab comprises a workplace for researchers and a separate, sound-proofed room where state-of-the-art recording...