Martine van Haperen

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Martine van Haperen completed her PhD on Merovingian reopened graves from the Low Countries in 2017 at Leiden University. Van Haperen takes an ethnographic approach to early medieval grave reopenings, comparing them to post-depositional interventions in graves that have been observed in other living and historically known societies and cultures. Her research interests include cultural anthropology, mortuary ritual, taphonomy and osteology/field anthropology. She is currently employed in a new research project about the Merovingian economy, where she focuses on social aspects of the production pottery, metal and glass.

For more information about van Haperen’s research, visit her personal page and project page on the Leiden University website.