Gert van Wijngaarden

Gert van Wijngaarden

Turfdraagsterpad 9, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Centre of Ancient Studies and Archaeology. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Published on Aug 18, 2018

The last week of work at Troy (for now...)

This Friday was the last day of working at Troy. We have begun our journey back toAmsterdam, where we all hope to have some time to relax, shower and not get up at 06:00 am! Last Wednesday afternoo...

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Published on Aug 12, 2018

The second week at Troy

The second week of excavations of the Amsterdam team at Troy has now passed. The weather has been fairly pleasant: not too hot and with a nice breeze. In close cooperation with our Turkish colleag...

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Published on Aug 04, 2018

The summer campaign at Troy has begun!

Before beginning the fieldwork, we need to know exactly where to set out our trenches. By Tuesday, we had agreed amongst ourselves and with our Turkish colleagues where exactly we would excavate. B...

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Published on Jun 24, 2018

Spring Campaign at Troy

Yesterday, the spring campaign of our research at Troy has ended. We have been able to prepare and plan the summer campaign, which will take place in August. Because of your generous contributions,...

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Published on Mar 18, 2018

Thank you all

Only a few hours remain before the end of our crowdfunding campaign. I wish to  thank all of you for your generosity, which funded our initial project and almost all of our 'stretch goal'.This crow...

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Published on Mar 14, 2018

Visual documentation at Troy

The earliest excavations at Troy, those by Frank Calvert in the 1860 and Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870’s were done before the widespread use of photography. Some photographs were made by Schliema...

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Published on Mar 06, 2018

We reached our funding goal!

Thanks to a number of very generous donations yesterday, we have reached our funding target of $ 6,906 twelve days before the deadline. The Amsterdam Troy Team wishes to thank warmly all those who ...

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Published on Feb 27, 2018

Archaeology of Archaeology

The archaeology of archaeology approach on which this project is based, is, to our knowledge, new. But many archaeologists have, in some way or another, been dealing with it. We often excavate at s...

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Published on Feb 15, 2018

The Trojan Women

The history of archaeology at ancient Troy is often presented as a parade of Great Men: Heinrich Schliemann, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Carl Blegen, Manfred Kormann. However, several women have also made a ...

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Thank you Bernard. Yes. From every find group, we are (dry) sieving 3 liters. Many small pieces of mudbrick have already been found. No coins yet, however. Best regards!
Aug 09, 2018
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Dear Zach. Thank you very much for your support. A common error in archaeology is the idea that archaeologists are dealing with the past. Instead, in this project, we consider archaeological fieldwork as a contemporary practice. This approach will indeed bring to light the biases that are a structurale part of research. We will keep you informed!
Mar 08, 2018
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Dear Paul. Thank you for your support and your good wishes. There is are many wooden horses at and near Troy. The wooden horse on the site was built in 1975 by artist Izzer Senemoglu. You can climb in it. The horse of the 2004 movie Troy stands in the main square of the provincial capital at Canakkale. It is made of foam. And there are several horses at restaurants on the way to Troy. We will send you an exclusive phote of one of these. But I doubt whether we will excavate THE Trojan horse.....
Mar 04, 2018
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The Archaeology of Archaeology approach that we have formulated is experimental and new. As a group, we are not aware of similar projects. Does any-one know if this has been done elsewhere?
Feb 21, 2018
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Hello John, this certainly the plan. We will share a first, preliminary reports with our backers in September, after the summer campaign. We aim to publish in an academic journal during the winter. But we will continue to share our findings through social media and our website!
Feb 07, 2018
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Thank you Bernard. It is an exciting experiment, this crowdfunding-thing! Thank you for your support. Best, Gert Jan
Feb 04, 2018
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