My name is Philip Højen Wørss Brønnum Hansen and I have completed my Bachelor of Arts in Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology at Aarhus University as well as a Master of Arts in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Sheffield
As a result of my father’s jobs, I’ve spent 1 ½ years in Australia and 7 years in U.S.A. and, therefore, consider English to be a second native tongue.
My research interests lie mostly in English Archaeology but also include:
- Medieval British ceramics in England from the 13th and 14th century AD as well as the export of said ceramics to the continent
- Crusader Castles in the Latin East
- Contact between Christians and Muslims after the First Crusade
- Expansion of the Norman Conquest South to Italy and Sicily as well as East during the First Crusade
- The use of archaeometry in the study of material culture production
After handed in my Master’s Dissertation at Sheffield I have worked for Dr. Rainer Atzbach on his project The Topography of Power and will be working with him to setup a new project around his excavation in Borg Brink Denmark. Apart from this I am also the host of the Stone Pages Archaeo News Podcast. I am planning on starting as a guest researcher at Aarhus University.
A list of archaeological excavations that I have attended and experience I have gathered so far.
- 2011: The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon for three weeks. Dug under the leadership of Tracy Hoffman, Robyn Le Blanc, and Jonathan Busby in Grid 47, excavating a Roman amphitheater.
- 2012: The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon for three weeks. Dug under the leadership of Tracy Hoffman, Robyn Le Blanc, and Jonathan Busby in Grid 47, excavating a Roman amphitheater.
- 2013: Excavation at Store Valby (Greater Valby) as part of fieldschool for university. Dug under the leadership of Mette Svart Kristiansen and Mogens Skaaning Høegsberg.
- 2017: Excavation at the Kalsmunt in Wetzlar and Martinkirche in Leun with the Phillipps Universität Marburg. Dug under the leadership of Kevin Paul in Wetzlar and Robin Dürr in Leun.
- Using MapInfo to draw and geographically plot an excavation area
- Building Archaeological surveying
- Writing archaeological reports
- Describing ceramics
- Handling and collection of fragile finds
- Registering finds in MUD (The Museum Excavation Database)
- Use of archaeometry on ceramics
- Bachelor Degree in Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology from Aarhus University
- Master of Arts in Medieval Archaeology from the University of Sheffield
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