My name is Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof and I am the Overdressed Archeologist & Editor.

I have a PhD in archeology and won the Joseph Déchelette European Archaeology Prize for my dissertation Fragmenting the Chieftain on the Early Iron Age elite burials of the Low Countries.

I’m currently assistant-curator of the Prehistory Collection of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, as well as a freelance researcher and editor. My current research project revolves around the exceptionally rich Fürstengrab of Frankfurt-Stadtwald, which I am in the process of analyzing. I also recently received a small research grant to conduct isotope analyses of the Iron Age burials of Oss.

At present I can frequently be found working as an academic editor for Sidestone Press, where I benefit greatly from being an English native speaker (thanks to my American mother). I am currently also an active member of the program committee for the annual meeting of archaeologists in the Netherlands the ‘Reuvensdagen’, while also working on a series of other commercial projects.

Welcome to this website where I share my passion for archaeological finds, family and fashion. For more about me and my work as an archeologist, editor & assistant-curator, as well as posts on more personal matters, please check out this website, my social media or contact me via e-mail on Sasja@vanderVaart-Verschoof.com.


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