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dr. D. Vos

Assistant Professor in Spatial Data Analysis

My research focus can be summarised as the development and application of quantitative methods with the aim of gaining insights into processes of transformation in human subsistence, mobility and well-being. I am interested in the interaction between humans and their environments, and have approached this topic from different angles. I am currently organising an interdisciplinary summer school about the Anthropocene, which has received funding from the University of Groningen. I am also involved in projects and research consortia studying trends in ancient and current diets and environmentally friendly social attitudes, long distance walking as a means of sustainable and healthy commuting, toponyms in realtion to historical notions and the natural environment, current and historical trends of sedentarisation in the Near East, and the effect of light pollution on bird migration.

I have a background in spatial analysis, environmental archaeology, geoarchaeology, Near Eastern prehistory, and ethnoarchaeology, which I developed during my studies at Leiden University. My PhD research at Bournemouth University looked into the spatial distribution of soil signatures of activity areas in ephemeral Neolithic sites and Bedouin campsites in Jordan. After obtaining my PhD in 2017 I became lead scientist at the Geodienst, the spatial expertise center of the University of Groningen, and GIS lecturer at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, before transferring to my current role at the department of Cultural Geography in 2019. As part of my work at the Geodienst I led various Geo-ICT projects in collaboration with researchers and local governments. The most enjoyable of these was the technical realisation of PAN (Portable Antiquities of the Netherlands), an open science project involving the creation of an online platform for metal detection finds in the Netherlands catering both a general and research public, which received De Nederlandse Dataprijs in 2018.

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Department of Cultural Geography