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Dr

Gijs Tol

Senior Lecturer In Classics And Archaeology
Historical And Philosophical Studies
archaeology
roman archaeology
central italy
archaeological survey
landscape archaeology
pottery studies
settlement development
archaeological excavation
pottery production
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Dr

Gijs Tol

 
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Dr

Gijs Tol

 

I currently work as a Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology at the University of Melbourne, specializing in the archaeology of the Roman countryside with a particular emphasis on rural settlement organization and the study of local and regional economic networks. After obtaining my PhD from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) in 2012, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher and principal Investigator of the Minor Centres project (2011-2016) at the same institution.

This project, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, investigated the role of rural nucleated centres in the provision of goods and services to local communities. Together with Tymon de Haas (University of Leiden, The Netherlands) I co-direct landscape archaeological work in the Pontine Plain (within the framework of the Pontine Region Project) aimed at elucidating the long-term interactions between man and environment in this former wetland area. Also, since 2016, I co-director excavations at the early Imperial craft centre Podere Marzuolo, together with Astrid van Oyen (Cornell University) and Rhodora Vennarucci (University of Arkansas). I specialize in the study of Roman material culture and have published widely on both traditional (typological) and modern scientific approaches to the study of a wide diversity of artefact classes, including coarse- and cooking wares, amphorae (together with Barbara Borgers from the University of Vienna and Filmo Verhagen from the University of Uppsala) and fine table wares. I am a strong advocate for interdisciplinary research and in recent years have forged fruitful collaborations - within the framework of my field reseach - with geoarchaeologists, geomorphologists, archaeobotanists, archaeozoologists, ceramic petrographers and metallurgists. I consider engaging with the wider public an essential, and rewarding, part of being an academic and have done so consistently throughout my career through lectures for social clubs, school engagement, the organization of exhibitions (both temporary and permanent displays) and contributing articles to national and international newspapers and popular websites.

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Senior Lecturer In Classics And Archaeology

Historical And Philosophical Studies

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Education


Doctor

University of Groningen

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University of Groningen

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