The University of Groningen Institute for Archaeology and the Yeb Hettinga Museum are building a reconstruction of an ancient Frisian sod house. The building is a combination of farmhouse and barn resembling those constructed around 700 AD in the region where the population lived on mounds known as ‘terpen’. The reconstruction is based on recent archaeological research into sod houses in the provinces of Friesland and Groningen. What makes the experiment special is that the sod walls, which are nearly a metre thick, are the main roof support. Archaeologists had long thought that this was impossible.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
PhD candidates Raoul Buurke, Hedwig Sekeres, and Lourens Visser from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen have developed a board game: Streektaalstrijd.
In language education, do not limit yourself to just Dutch and English; instead, embrace multilingualism. That is the core message of multilingualism professor of Second Language Acquisition, Prof Marije Michel.
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