Beatrijs de Groot
Beatrijs de Groot received her Bachelor and Research Master degree in Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology from Leiden University. She is working with professor Stephen Shennan to create a systematic approach for understanding the interregional similarities and differences in the style and technology of the earliest Balkano-Anatolian pottery traditions. Beatrijs is particularly interested in comparing the pattern that results from this research to current ideas about the concurrent spread of agriculture and demographic fluctuations in the Balkans in order to develop ideas about the emergence and evolution of the earliest ceramic traditions in this part of the world. Beatrijs' broader academic interests include the use of GIS applications in archaeology to establish a diachronic perspective on patterns of human behaviour, the effect of cultural encounters on material remains, and cultural evolution theory.