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dr. N.O. Brusgaard

Postdoctoral researcher
dr. N.O. Brusgaard
E-mail:
n.o.brusgaard rug.nl

Nathalie Brusgaard is an archaeologist specialised in the study of human-animal relationships and human-landscape interactions. She researches these topics from an interdisciplinary perspective, combining different source materials and methods,  including zooarchaeology, stable isotope analysis, iconography, landscape archaeology, and anthropology.

Nathalie obtained her PhD from Leiden University in 2019 for her research on the rock art of nomadic herders in the Black Desert of Jodan in the late first millennium BC/early first millennium AD. Her dissertation focused on the interactions between the herders and the desert landscape through the production of rock art and it is the first-ever systematic documentation and study of Safaitic rock art.

Prior to this Nathalie obtained a Research MA (summa cum laude) in Northwestern European Prehistory from Leiden University. Her research thesis focused on the social significance of cattle in the Bronze Age and she also specialised in iron production in the Iron Age.

Nathalie has conducted excavations in the Netherlands and Germany and carried out rock art surveys in Jordan and the US. She has also worked at the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands. 

Last modified:12 May 2020 09.06 a.m.

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Poststraat 6
9712 ER Groningen
The Netherlands