About the Author

 

Researching ceramics at ViborgBiography
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.

Research Interests

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

Current Work

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.

Experience

A list of archaeological excavations that I have attended and experience I have gathered so far.

Archaeological Excavations:

  • 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.

Other Skills:

  • 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

Degrees:

  • Bachelor Degree in Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology from Aarhus University
  • Master of Arts in Medieval Archaeology from the University of Sheffield

Recent Activities and Conferences:

 

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