I am a Research Professor and a FWO-Fellow the Vrije Universiteit Brussel combining isotope geochemistry and archaeology. I did a Master in Chemical Engineering at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and then a PhD in Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford. My PhD thesis focussed on evaluating the structural and isotopic modifications occurring in bone during cremation and assessing how much original isotopic information remains in bone once fully calcined. I currently aim to push further the study of cremation and cremated bone from archaeological contexts.

 

Since January 2018, I am also the Scientific Coordinator of the CRUMBEL project - Cremation, Urns and Mobility: population dynamics in BELgium - funded by the Belgain Excellence of Science program (EoS). Bringing together researchers from the VUB, ULB and UGent, this project will study the extensive collections of Belgian cremated bone dating from the Neolithic to the Early Middle Ages. In turn, this will provide insights on funerary practices, migration and mobility patterns of past Belgian populations.

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