The Arctic Centre, Groningen Institute of Archaeology and the Centre for Isotope Research
The University of Groningen was established in 1614 and is a research-intensive university with a global outlook.
The Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) was established in 1920 as the Biologische-Archaeologische Instituut and is based in the Faculty of Arts. It is responsible for all archaeological research conducted within the university. It contributes to research agendas within the humanities by integrating research perspectives from both the natural and social sciences, and by developing and incorporating novel methodologies and theories. GIA consists of four chair groups; Arctic Studies, Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe, Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology and Greek Archaeology.
The Arctic Centre forms a long-standing component of GIA and was established in 1970. It researches the long-term role played by humans in Arctic ecosystems. Its approach is interdisciplinary, integrating archaeological, anthropological, historical, biological and geographic perspectives.
The Centre for Isotope Research at the University of Groningen offers top-quality radiocarbon 14C dating by AMS, and additional stable isotope ratio analysis of the elements H, C, N and O by IRMS.
Telephone: +31 (0)50 3635954
Professor Peter Jordan is Director of the Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, and member of the Management Team of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology. He is an expert in circumpolar hunter-gatherers (ethnoarchaeology, history and archaeology).
Hans van der Plicht
Telephone: +31 (0)50 363 4730
Group Page: http://www.rug.nl/staff/j.van.der.plicht/
Professor Hans van der Plicht (1951) studied Physics Engineering at the Technical University in Delft. He received a PhD in nuclear physics at the University of Groningen in 1980. Subsequently he worked in the USA for 6 years, first as a postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico, later at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
In 1986 he returned to Groningen, now to the Center for Isotope Research. He is a professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and was responsible for the installation of the AMS at the 14C laboratory. In addition, he is professor of Isotope Archaeology by special appointment at Leiden University, Faculty of Archaeology. He is a member of the KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences).
Telephone: +31 (0)50 363 6723
Group Page: http://www.rug.nl/staff/d.c.m.raemaekers/
Professor Daan Raemaekers is Chair of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology at the University of Groningen and member of the Management Team at the Groningen Institute of Archaeology.
Telephone: +31 (0)50 363 5954
Group Page: http://www.rug.nl/staff/j.h.m.peeters/
Dr. Hans Peeters is Associate Professor in Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology.
Telephone: +31 (0)50 363 6714
Group Page: http://www.rug.nl/staff/s.arnoldussen/
Dr. Stijn Arnoldussen is Lecturer in Later Prehistoric Archaeology.