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Ayla Krijnen


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Relevant academic experience

June 2012 - Present Ceramicist, Keros Island Survey & Keros-Naxos Seaways Project, (Greece). Director: Prof.dr. C. Renfrew & dr. M. Boyd, University of Cambridge.

August–September 2014 Research assistant of Dr. J. Hilditch, University of Amsterdam.

May 2013 Field member, New Swedish Cyprus Expedition (Cyprus). Director: Dr. P. Fisher, University of Gothenburg.

January 2013 Research member, Zakynthos Archaeological Project (Greece). Director: Dr. G.J. van Wijngaarden, University of Amsterdam.

July 2011 – January 2013 Field and research member, Halos Archaeological Project (Greece). Director: Prof.dr. V. Stissi, University of Amsterdam.

July 2012 Pottery assistant, Mitrou Archaeological Project (Greece). Directors: Dr. A. van der Moortel, University of Tennessee, and Dr. E. Zahou, Greek Archaeological Service.

February-May 2011 Research assistant, Toumba Thessaloniki excavation (Greece). Directors: Dr. K. Kotsakis and Dr. S. Andreou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

July-August 2010 Field member, Satricum Project (Italy). Director: Prof.dr. M. Gnade, University of Amsterdam.

June 2009 Field member, Veldhoven (The Netherlands). Director: Dr. A. Verhoeven, University of Amsterdam.



Krijnen, A, J. Waagen and J. Hilditch (in press). Survey, Ceramics and Statistics: the potential for technological traits as chronological markers. In: Fields, Sherds and Scholars conference proceedings, Netherlands Institute in Athens.

Renfrew, C., M. Boyd, D. Athanasoulis, I. Legaki, N. Brodie, G. Gavalas, J. Hilditch, J. Wright, M. Gkouma, J. Herbst & A. Krijnen (in press). The Southeast Naxos Survey: the sanctuary at Keros and terrestrial and maritime networks of the Aegean Early Bronze Age. In: conference proceedings of 3rd Cycladic congress on Syros.

Hilditch J. & A. Krijnen (in preparation). The Neolithic to Late Bronze Age ceramics. In: Renfrew, C., M. Marthari, A. Dellaporta, M.J. Boyd, N. Brodie, G. Gavalas, J. Hilditch & J. Wright, forthcoming. The Sanctuary on Keros and the origins of Aegean ritual practice Volume VI: the Keros Island Survey. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.  



Krijnen, A, J. Waagen and J. Hilditch. Fields, Sherds and Scholars Conference, Netherlands Institute in Athens, 24-26 February 2017. Paper title: Survey, Ceramics and Statistics: the potential for technological traits as chronological markers.

Krijnen A. L. 2014. NPAP Final Conference: Integrated approaches to ceramic analysis and methodology from a trans-regional perspective, 11-13 December 2014, University of Amsterdam. Poster title: ‘The potentials and limitations of survey ceramics: A technological approach’.


Honours, prizes, scholarships, grants

August-September 2015 Petrography Internship funded by INSTAP (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) Study Center in Eastern Crete.

March 2015 Study grant in Athens for young researchers in support of writing an academic article funded by the Netherlands Institute in Athens.

June 2012 Travel grant from the Amsterdam University Fund.

July 2009 Travel grant for fieldwork at Satricum (Italy) funded by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam


Academic qualification

Archaeology (Research), Master, University of Amsterdam

1 Sep 201131 Aug 2014

Award Date: 31 Aug 2014

Archaeology and Prehistory, Bachelor, University of Amsterdam

1 Sep 200830 Jun 2011

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011


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