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Peter Attema appointed as director of Groningen Institute of Archaeology

06 June 2014

Starting on April 1st 2014, Peter Attema has been appointed as the new director of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) by the Board of the University. Peter Attema has been professor of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology since 1999 and Head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Groningen since 2000. He also serves as Director of Studies of the Researchmaster Art History and Archaeology.

Peter Attema has been appointed as director of the GIA for a term of four years, but has been working for the Institute since long. He has served in different capacities such as chairman of the GIA Advisory Board. As a researcher he is active at the GIA in the field of Mediterranean landscape archaeology ever since his membership.

In 1987, Peter Attema graduated in Art History and Archaeology at Groningen University and he defended his PhD in 1993 on settlement dynamics in the Pontine Region during protohistory and the early Roman Period. In his period as professor at the Department of Archaeology he promoted twelve PhD’s in Archaeology and two PhD’s in Ancient History. In his research his main interests lie with the centralization and early urbanization during protohistory in Central and South-Italy where he, just as around the Black Sea-area (Crimea, Ukraine), coordinated several excavations and survey projects.

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