Dr Gert Jan van Wijngaarden (1964) is Associated Professor in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam.
His experiences with Troy started in 2012, with the museum exhibition "Troy. City, Homer, Turkey" in the Allard Pierson in Amsterdam. The good collaboration with Turkish colleagues during this exhibition resulted in the possibility since 2016 to participate in the renewed excavations at Troy.
Dr. Van Wijngaarden has excavated at several sites in Greece and is also director of the Zakynthos Archaeology Project. Fieldwork at Zakynthos has finished and the final publication is being prepared.
Meanwhile he is starting this new project on the Archaeology of Archaeology at Troy.