Master of Archaeology
University of Cologne
CRC 806 - Project Affiliation:
Ph.D. Research Topic:
The early Upper Palaeolithic in the Timiş-Bega-Mureş Catchment (SW-Romania). Behavioural organization in terms of lithic technology and raw material procurement.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Richter
Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerd-Christian Weniger
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Hauck
Since 2014: Ph.D. student at Institute for Prehistoric Archaeologigy, University of Cologne.
2012-2013: M.A. of ARTS in Journalism, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels (HUB)
M.A. thesis: The coverage and representation of archaeology in the Belgium Dutch newspapers.
2011-2012: M.A. of ARTS in Archaeology, University of Louvain (KUL)
M.A. thesis: Reading the past or decoding the archaeological record. A theoretical framework for identifying culture contact and migration in the prehistoric archaeological record.
2008-2011: B.A. of ARTS in Archaeology, University of Louvain (KUL)
B.A. thesis: A critical status quaestiones of the extinction and assimilation theories concerning Homo neanderthalensis.
Field Work / Research Assignments:
Excavation Pestera cu Abri at Anina (Romania)
Excavation At-Crvenka at Vrsac (Serbia)
Prospection Zennegat at Mechelen (Belgium)
"Bridging distances or wandering about? The raw material procurement organization of Early Upper Palaeolithic humans in the Banat (SW-Romania)" at the international conference "Raw materials exploitation in Prehistroy: sourcing, processing and distribution" (10-12.03.2016) organized by the University of Algarve and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IMF, Barcelona). Abstract book
"Brigding distances or wandering about? The raw material procurement organization of early Upper Palaeolithic humans in the Banat region, Southwest Romania" at the Unravelling the Palaeolithic Symposium in Southampton (14-16.01.2016) organized by the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO). Abstract book
"Living at the transition. The Lithic Raw Material Economy of the Banat (SW-Romania) and its implications for land use strategies across the Carpathian Basin during the Early Upper Palaeolithic" at the PalDoT Meeting in Erlangen, Germany (28-30.10.2016) organized by the Univeristy of Erlangen.
"Living at the transition. The Lithic Raw Material Economy of the Banat (SW-Romania) and its implications for land use strategies across the Carpathian Basin during the Early Upper Palaeolithic" at the Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) in Alcála de Henares, Madrid, Spain (14-18.09.2016) organized by the ESHE.
"Bridging Distances or Wandering About? A New Geochemical Approach to Raw Material Provenance Studies. Case Study: Early Upper Palaeolithic Raw Material Procurement in the Banat (SW-Romania)." at the Hugo Obermaier Society Annual Meeting in Budapest (29.03-02.04.2016) organized by the Hugo Obermaier Society.
"Reading the Stones. Modelling the Early Upper Palaeolithic Archaeological Landscape of the Banat (SW-Romania). Raw Material Economy." at the European Archaeological Association Annual Meeting in Glasgow (02-05.09.2015) organized by the European Archaeological Association (EAA). Abstract book
"Reading the Stones. Modelling the Early Aurignacian Archaeological Landscape of the Banat (SW-Romania). Preliminary results for Romaneşti-Dumbrăviţa" at the Unravelling the Palaeolithic Symposium in Oxford (22-23.04.2015) organized by the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO).
"Reading the Stones. Modelling the Early Aurignacian Archaeological Landscape of the Banat (SW-Romania). Preliminary results for Romaneşti-Dumbrăviţa" at the Hugo Obermaier Society Annual Meeting in Heidenheim (3-7.04.2015) organized by the Hugo Obermaier Society.
Leonard, I., Opitz, S., (submitted). Tracing Stone with Metal. A Metallogenic Approach to Lithic Raw Material Provenance Studies. Quaternary International "Inside-Outside" Special Issue.
Leonard, I. 2016. The 6th annual meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) in Alcála de Henares, Madrid, 14-18 September, 2016. http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de/index.php/project-blog/113-b1/841-the-6th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-society-for-the-study-of-human-evolution
Leonard, I. 2016. The estimation of geochemical provenance areas for the early Upper Palaeolithic of the Banat (SW Romania). http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de/index.php/project-blog/113-b1/809-the-estimation-of-geochemical-provenance-areas-for-the-early-upper-palaeolithic-of-the-banat-sw-romania
Leonard, I. 2015. Making sense of “Banat flint”. A re-evaluation of the raw materials at the early Upper Palaeolithic open-air sites of the Banat (SW-Romania). http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de/index.php/project-blog/113-b1/765-making-sense-of-banat-flint-a-re-evaluation-of-the-raw-materials-at-the-early-upper-palaeolithic-open-air-sites-of-the-banat-sw-romania
Leonard, I. 2015. A technological analysis of recently excavated archaeological assemblages of the open-air localities of the Banat (SW-Romania). http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de/index.php/project-blog/113-b1/732-a-technological-analysis-of-recently-excavated-archaeological-assemblages-of-the-open-air-localities-of-the-banat-sw-romania
Leonard, I. 2014. Between trash and trove. Archaeological research in northeast Serbia. http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de/index.php/project-blog/113-b1/602-between-trash-and-trove-archaeological-research-in-northeast-serbia
Leonard, I. 2014. De Zuidelijke Antillen zijn een vergeten hoofdstuk in de wereldgeschiedenis. Memo, 2, p. 78-81.
Leonard, I. 2013. Geen goede pers voor de archeoloog. Eos 30, 10, p. 82-86.