Olivier Nieuwenhuijse

RIP 1966 - 2020

In Memory of our great friend and colleague Olivier  1966-2020

Archaeologist; Centre for Global Heritage and Development; Humboldt Research Fellow (Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Freie Universität Berlin).

Olivier Nieuwenhuijse specializes in Near Eastern archaeology. Olivier has worked as a researcher on projects across the Middle East, conducting field research in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq. After completing his Ph.D. at Leiden University, his post-doctoral study investigated the social and material repercussions of the so-called 8.2 ka abrupt climate event in the ancient Near East. Since 2011 Olivier has participated in the Sharizor Survey Project, investigating later prehistoric patterns of settlement and land-use in the Sulaimaniya Province of Northern Iraq. He is a leading specialist in the Near East's prehistoric ceramic traditions. Currently, Olivier holds a Humboldt research position at the Freie Universität Berlin.

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