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Leiden University Career Zone

Opleiding: Archaeology (research)

LU Career Zone Bachelor Opleidingen


Simone Lemmers

Functie: Research assistant, teaching assistant

Expertise: Human Osteoarchaeology, Cremated remains, Histology

Simone Lemmers studied Archaeology in Leiden and graduated in September 2011 from the Research master Prehistoric Farming Communities with a specialisation in Human Osteoarchaeology.
She specialised in the ritual and technology of cremations, with a focus on the Dutch prehistory. Apart from Leiden University, she studied at the University of Edinburgh and at the University of Tübingen under supervision of Prof. Joachim Wahl. There she developed her osteological knowledge further to the analysis of cremated remains, Histology and TCA studies.
Currently she is employed as a research assistant of the lab, working among others on the skeletal collection of Middenbeemster and several projects involving cremation studies as well as teaching assistant for prof. Harry Fokkens and dr. David Fontijn in the Prehistory Master track. 

She will also be working for ‘Stichting LAB’, a foundation that provides in archaeo-specialistic analysis for commercial parties and Leiden University. Here she will be working as an osteological specialist with a focus on cremated remains.