Curriculum vitae

Education

17-03-2018 Basic conservation course by ArcheoCARE.
09/2012 – 12/2017 PhD in Archaeology. Project title: Constructing Powerful Identities. The conception and meaning of ‘rich’ Hallstatt burials in the Low Countries (800-500 BC). Funded by the NWO program ‘PhDs in the Humanities’ and completed in the equivalent of four years full time.
10/2014 German language course (level A2.2.) at the Goethe-institute in Munich, Germany
09/2009 – 01/2012 RMA degree in Prehistoric Farming Communities of North-West Europe at Leiden University, earned cum laude. (RMA thesis grade: 9 out of 10)
09/2006 – 08/2009 BA degree in Archaeology at Leiden University, earned met genoegen. (BA thesis grade: 8.5 out of 10)
2007 – 2008 Participant in the Honours Class “The Merging of Science and Arts and Archaeology
09/1999 – 09/2006 Gymnasium degree from the Haags Montessori Lyceum

 

Employment history

07/2017 – present Editor for Sidestone Press, Leiden
07/2017 – present Freelance archeological consultant, researcher and editor: The Overdressed Archeologist & Editor (recent projects include books & research for the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University and the municipality of Oss)
09/2012 – 06/2017 PhD-Candidate in Archaeology at Leiden University. Project title: Constructing Powerful Identities. The conception and meaning of ‘rich’ Hallstatt burials in the Low Countries (800-500 BC). Funded by a NWO ‘PhDs in the Humanities’ personal grant
04/2012 – 08/2012 Research assistant to dr. David Fontijn
09/2011 – 12/2011 Teaching and research assistant to prof. dr. Harry Fokkens and dr. David Fontijn
01/2011 – 05/2013 Tour guide Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden
12/2010 – 02/2011 Teaching assistant to prof. dr. Harry Fokkens
2008 – 2009 Stand-by employee for PRAE. Prehistorisch Re-enactment, Archeologie en Educatie

 

Scholarships and prizes

2012/2017 ‘PhD in the humanities grant’ (NWO project code 322-60-004)
2012 MA dissertation ‘Hail to the Chieftain. A detailed examination of grave goods from Dutch chiefly burials and their role in funerary rituals during the Hallstatt period’ nominated for the W.A. van Es prize in Archaeology (2012).
2012 MA dissertation ‘Hail to the Chieftain. A detailed examination of grave goods from Dutch chiefly burials and their role in funerary rituals during the Hallstatt period’ nominated for the Leiden University thesis prize (2012).
2008/2009 Bell Beaker wrist-guards: how are they made and what was their use? Experimental research project at Land of Legends Lejre. Funded by a Lejre Research Grant for Experimental Archaeology.

 

International activities and extended periods of study/research abroad

08-09/2017 Attended and presented a paper at the ‘Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists’ in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
04/2017 Attended and presented a paper with A.J. Louwen at the international ‘Archaeology and Theory Symposium’ at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands.
08-09/2016 Attended and presented a paper with R. Schumann at the ‘Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists’ in Vilnius, Lithuania.
11/2015 Organizer of and speaker at international workshopConnected Elites and Regions in the Early Hallstatt Period (Ha C). Perspectives from the Lowlands to the Circumalpine Region’, hosted by Leiden University and co-organized with Hamburg University.
11/2015 Invited lecturer for ‘Vortragsreihe der Vor- und Frühgeschichtlichen Archäologie der Universität Hamburg Institut für Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie’ in Hamburg, Germany; subsidized by the Hamburg research group.
11/2014 Presented a paper at the ‘Interpretierte Eisenzeiten Tagung’ in Linz, Austria.
10-11/2014 Research exchange (2 months) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Munich, Germany.
04/2014 Invited lecturer for ‘Hauskolloquium’ at the Institut für Vor- und frühgeschichtliche Archäologie und Provinzialrömische Archäologie of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Munich, Germany; subsidized by the Munich Institute.
02/2014 Invited speaker at Celtic Colloquium ‘Les Celtes en Italie’ of the Société Belge d’Etudes Celtiques in Brussels, Belgium.
04/2013 Attended international conference ‘Creativity: An Exploration Through The Bronze Age And Contemporary Responses To The Bronze Age’ in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
10/2012 Speaker at international workshop ‘Bones, bodies, persons’ at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands.
03/2011 Co-organizer of and speaker at international workshop ‘The Hallstatt burials of Oss in context’, hosted by Leiden University.
10/2009 Attended international conference ‘Beyond Elites. Alternatives to Hierarchical systems in Modeling Social Formations’ in Bochum, Germany.

Other academic activities

2017 Permanent Member for Science on the program committee for the National Archaeological conference of the Netherlands, the ‘Reuvensdagen’.
2016 Invited host of the session ‘Wetenschap, publiek & monumenten-zorg entangled – De Vorst van Oss’ at the National Archaeological conference of the Netherlands, the ‘Reuvensdagen’.
10/2016 Crew member Archeologiehuis Oss – pop-up museum the National Archaeology days.
2015 – present Assistant thesis supervision BA, MA and PhD students.
2015/2016 Research Committee member of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.
2015 Invited speaker at the ‘Keltisch Colloquium’ of the Stichting A.G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies in Arkel, the Netherlands.
2015 Attended a Graduate School workshop on Network Analysis at Leiden University.
2014 Invited panelmember Odysseesymposium at the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden.
2014 Attended a Graduate School workshop on Ontologies in Archaeology at Leiden University
2014 Lecturer MA-class Themes in Prehistory at Leiden University.
2013 Design & creation of temporary exhibition ‘Vorstengraven voor het Voetlicht’ at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands.
2013 Organizer of and speaker at symposium ‘Transformation through Destruction’ hosted by Leiden University at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands.
2011 – present Material Culture specialist and exhibition advisor to OERrmuseum in Diever, the Netherlands
2009/2011 Design & creation permanent exhibition ‘Archaeology of the Netherlands’ at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands.
2008 – present Crew member Steentijddag

 

Lectures on invitation

19-04-2018 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; Keltische Vorsten in Oss? Nieuwe onthullingen over de Vorstengraven; lecture given at Poppodium de Groene Engel in Oss, at the request of the Oss municipality (Oss).
03-04-2018 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof & A. Louwen; Ob arm, ob reich, im Tode gleich. Hallstatt C/D Chieftains’ graves in contextl lecture given at the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University at the requestof the TERRA student society (Leiden).  
17-01-2018 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; Fragmenting the Chieftain. Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries; lecture given at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Mainz).
03-11-2016 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; Het Vorstengraf van Oss. Nieuw onderzoek naar een rijk graf uit de Vroege IJzertijd; lecture given at the National Archaeological conference of the Netherlands, the ‘Reuvensdagen’.
04-11-2015 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; Elite burial practices of the Early Iron Age Low Countries; lecture given at Hamburg University (Hamburg).
09-05-2015 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; IJzertijd elites? Vorstengraven uit de 8e-5e eeuw v. Chr. in de Lage Landen; lecture given at the ‘Keltisch Colloquium’ of the Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies (Arkel).
04-06-2014 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; The problem of defining a chieftain: Early Iron Age chieftains’ graves in the Low Countrie; lecture given at Tweede Dorestad congress at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Leiden).
23-05-2014 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; Princely burials in the Low Countries; lecture given at ‘Hauskolloquium’ at the Institut für Vor- und frühgeschichtliche Archäologie und Provinzialrömische Archäologie of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich)
22-05-2014 S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; De Vorsten van Oss; lecture given at the opening of the ‘Paalgraven monument’ (Oss).
08-02-2014 S. van der Vaart; Fragmenting the Chieftain. Early Iron Age burial ritual in ‘rich’ Hallstatt C graves in the Netherlands (preliminary results); lecture given at Celtic Colloquium ‘Les Celtes en Italie’ of the Société Belge d’Etudes Celtiques (Brussels).
30-05-2013 S. van der Vaart; Het Vorstengraf van Oss: een bijzonder grafritueel uit de Nederlandse Prehistorie; lecture given at the National Museum of Antiquities (Leiden).

 

Publications

Monographs
1. Van der Vaart-Verschoof, S., 2017. Fragmenting the Chieftain. A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials of the Low Countries. Leiden: Sidestone Press (= PALMA 15A).
2. Van der Vaart-Verschoof, S., 2017. Fragmenting the Chieftain – Catalogue. Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries. Leiden: Sidestone Press (= PALMA 15B).
Edited volumes
1. R. Jansen & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof (eds); Heuvels op de Heide. Bronstijd grafheuvels, een ijzertijd urnenveld met elite inhumatiegraf en graven uit de Romeinse tijd op de Slabroekse Heide bij Uden; Leiden: Sidestone Press (in press (will be published in early 2018), ca. 300 pages).
2. Schumann, R. & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof, 2017. Connecting Elites and Regions. Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe. Leiden: Sidestone Press. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
3. Fontijn, D., S. van der Vaart & R. Jansen (eds), 2013. Transformation through Destruction. A monumental and extraordinary Early Iron Age Hallstatt C barrow from the ritual landscape of Oss-Zevenbergen. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
4. Fontijn, D., A.J. Louwen, S. van der Vaart & K. Wentink, 2013. Beyond Barrows. Current research on the structuration and perception of the Prehistoric Landscape through Monuments. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
Chapters in edited volumes
1. S. van der Vaart-Verschoof; Vorstengraven Vernieuwd. Recent onderzoek naar elite graven uit de Vroege IJzertijd. In: R. Jansen (ed.), Metaaltijden (vol. 5). Bijdragen in de studie van de metaaltijden; Leiden: Sidestone Press (in press), ca. 10 pages).
2. R. Jansen, Q. Bourgeois, S. van der Vaart-Verschoof & W. Verschoof-van der Vaart; Een bijzonder inhumatiegraf uit de vroege ijzertijd; In: R. Jansen & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof (eds), Heuvels op de Heide. Bronstijd grafheuvels, een ijzertijd urnenveld met elite inhumatiegraf en graven uit de Romeinse tijd op de Slabroekse Heide bij Uden; Leiden: Sidestone Press (in press), ca. 40 pages).
3. K. Grömer, S. van der Vaart-Verschoof & R. Jansen; Bijzondere textielvondsten uit de vroege ijzertijd: kleding en lijkgewaad?; In: R. Jansen & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof (eds), Heuvels op de Heide. Bronstijd grafheuvels, een ijzertijd urnenveld met elite inhumatiegraf en graven uit de Romeinse tijd op de Slabroekse Heide bij Uden; Leiden: Sidestone Press (in press), ca. 30 pages).
4. R. Jansen & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof, Synthese; In: R. Jansen & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof (eds), Heuvels op de Heide. Bronstijd grafheuvels, een ijzertijd urnenveld met elite inhumatiegraf en graven uit de Romeinse tijd op de Slabroekse Heide bij Uden; Leiden: Sidestone Press (in press), ca. 35 pages).
5. Van der Vaart-Verschoof, S. & R. Schumann, 2017. Differentiation and Globalization in Early Iron Age Europe. Reintegrating the Early Hallstatt Period (Ha C) into the Debate. In: Schuman, R. & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof (eds), Connecting Elites and Regions. Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 9–28.
6. Bourgeois, Q.P.J. & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof, 2017. A Practice Perspective: Understanding Early Iron Age Elite Burials in the Southern Netherlands through Event-Based Analysis. In: Schuman, R. & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof (eds), Connecting Elites and Regions. Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 305–318.
7. Jansen, R & S. Van der Vaart-Verschoof, 2017. A cluster of chieftains’ graves in the Netherlands? Cremating and inhumating elites during Ha C on the Maashorst, the Netherlands. In: Schuman, R. & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof (eds), Connecting Elites and Regions. Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 127–144.
8. Fontijn, D. & S. van der Vaart-Verschoof, 2016. Local elites globalized in death: a practice approach to Early Iron Age Hallstatt C/D chieftains’ burials in northwest Europe. In: Hodos, T. (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization. London: Routledge, 522–536 (peer-reviewed).
9. Van der Vaart-Verschoof, 2016. De zwaarden van de Vorsten uit de Vroege IJzertijd. In: L. Amkreutz & A. Willemsen (eds), Vlijmscherp Verleden. Het zwaard als wapen en symbool.
10. S. van der Vaart-Verschoof, 2015. Fragmente des Fürstlichen. Vorläufige Ergebnisse zu den Bestattungssitten ältereisenzeitlicher Eliten in den Benelux-Ländern. In: R. Karl, J. Leskovar (eds.), Interpretierte Eisenzeiten. Fallstudien, Methoden, Theorie. Tagungsbeiträge der 6. Linzer Gespräche zur interpretativen Eisenzeitarchäologie. Studien zur Kulturgeschichte von Oberösterreich. Linz: Folge, 25–38.
11. Van der Vaart, S., D. Fontijn & P. Valentijn, 2013. The central find assemblage of mound 7. In: D. Fontijn, S. van der Vaart & R. Jansen (eds), Transformation through Destruction. A monumental and extraordinary Early Iron Age Hallstatt C barrow from the ritual landscape of Oss-Zevenbergen Leiden: Sidestone Press, 119–139.
12. Fontijn, D., R. Jansen & S. van der Vaart, 2013. The urn, bone, and iron from the central find assemblage in mound 7. In: D. Fontijn, S. van der Vaart & R. Jansen (eds), Transformation through Destruction. A monumental and extraordinary Early Iron Age Hallstatt C barrow from the ritual landscape of Oss-Zevenbergen. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 141–150.
13. Fontijn, D. & S. van der Vaart, 2013. Dismantled, transformed, and deposited – prehistoric bronze from the centre of mound 7. In: D. Fontijn, S. van der Vaart & R. Jansen (eds), Transformation through Destruction. A monumental and extraordinary Early Iron Age Hallstatt C barrow from the ritual landscape of Oss-Zevenbergen. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 151–193.
14. Fontijn, D., R. Jansen, S. van der Vaart, H. Fokkens & I. van Wijk, 2013. Conclusion: the seventh mound of seven mounds – long-term history of the Zevenbergen barrow landscape. In: D. Fontijn,
S. van der Vaart & R. Jansen (eds), Transformation through Destruction. A monumental and extraordinary Early Iron Age Hallstatt C barrow from the ritual landscape of Oss-Zevenbergen. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 281–316.
15. Jansen, R., L. Amkreutz & S. van der Vaart, 2013. Preserving and presenting the mounds and finds of Oss-Zevenbergen. In: D. Fontijn, S. van der Vaart & R. Jansen (eds), Transformation through Destruction. A monumental and extraordinary Early Iron Age Hallstatt C barrow from the ritual landscape of Oss-Zevenbergen. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 317–324.
16. Van der Vaart, S., A. van den Broek, L. Klerkx & N. de Vree, 2010. Making soap as the Qumranites did. In: J. Gunneweg, A. Adriaens & J. Dik (eds), Holistic Qumran. Trans-disciplinary research of Qumran and the Dead Sea scrolls. Proceedings of the NIAS-Lorentz Center Qumran Workshop, 21-25 April 2008. Leiden-Boston-Koln, Chapter 14.
17 Van den Broek, A., L. Klerkx, N. de Vree & S. van der Vaart, 2008. Part II: Soap and the Dead Sea Scrolls at Delft University and at the Lorentz center, Leiden. In: Koekkelkoren, A. & S. Kruithof (eds), Honours Class 2007-2008. The Merging of Science and Arts and Archaeology. Leiden, 40–49.
Journal papers and other publications
1. Van der Vaart, S.A. & L.W.S.W. Amkreutz, 2013. Haaks op de IJzertijd? Een bijzonder grafassemblage uit de Late IJzertijd uit Emmen. Nieuwe Drentse Volksalmanak 130, 93–102.
2. Van der Vaart, S., D. Fontijn, R. Jansen, 2013. Oss-Zevenbergen: nieuwe informatie over een bijzondere grafheuvelgroep, In Brabant 5, 64–69.
3. Amkreutz, L. & S. van der Vaart, 2013. Eeuwige elite? Nieuw onderzoek naar twee Vorstengraven uit de collectie van het RMO, Archeologie Magazine 2013: 4, 6–9.
4. Fokkens, H., S.A. van der Vaart, D.R. Fontijn, S.A.M. Lemmers, R. Jansen, I.M. van Wijk & P.J.C. Valentijn, 2012. Hallstatt burials of Oss in context, Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 43/44, 183–204.
5. Heijnis, A., E. van Meel & S. van der Vaart (eds), 2011. Beyond Technology: re-contextualizing ancient crafts. Workshop graduate school of archaeology. October 2010. Graduate School of Archaeology occasional papers 5.
6. Van der Vaart, S., 2010. The Ritualisation of Flint (Annelou van Gijn). In: R. Manning (ed.), The perception of the environment. Workshop graduate school of archaeology. October 2009. Graduate School of Archaeology occasional papers 4, 23–26.
7. Van Meel, E., S. van der Vaart & D. Vos, 2010. Katja Lubina: The role of databases in the protection of cultural objects and the differences between Nazi looted art and illicitly traded archaeological objects. In: S. Lieverse and L. Ouwerkerk (eds), Legacy and Legislation: the legal toolbox for handling cultural heritage. Honours Class Archaeology 2009-2010. Graduate School of Archaeology occasional papers 3, 18–21.
Theses
1. Van der Vaart-Verschoof, S., 2017. Fragmenting the Chieftain. A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials of the Low Countries & Fragmenting the Chieftain – Catalogue. Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries. (PhD thesis, University of Leiden, also published as PALMA 15, see monographs above).
2. Van der Vaart, S., 2011. Hail to the Chieftain. A detailed examination of the grave goods from Dutch chiefly burials and their role in funerary rituals during the Hallstatt period. (Unpublished Research Master thesis, University of Leiden). Nominated for the W.A. van Es prize in Archaeology (2012) and nominated for the Leiden University thesis prize (2012).
3. Van der Vaart, S., 2009. Bell Beaker wrist-guards reconsidered. A research into their functionality and possible uses. (Unpublished Bachelor thesis, University of Leiden).

 

Personal information

Legal name: Sarah Anne van der Vaart
Date of birth: 18-11-1986
Place of birth: Delft, the Netherlands
Nationalities: Netherlands & United States
Marital status: Married
Family status: 1 daughter; date of birth: 01-03-2016

 

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