Harmen Huigens

Harmen Huigens


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Harmen Huigens received his doctorate from the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (2018) for his study on nomad-landscape interaction in Jordan in the Hellenistic to Early Islamic periods.

He is currently involved as a research associate in the Maritime Endangered Archaeology project. He documents maritime archaeological heritage in the Middle East and North Africa and modern natural and anthropogenic processes that are threatening this heritage.

Research Interests

Harmen Huigens is a landscape archaeologist who investigates processes of modifying and encountering human living space in the ancient Near East. He has studied a variety of archaeological landscapes in Turkey, the Levant, and Arabia through remote sensing, field survey, and excavation projects. He has a particular interest in the archaeology of the Arabian deserts. In addition, he assesses archaeological landscapes for cultural heritage management purposes in the Middle East and North Africa, and he contributes to various research and management projects through his expertise in Geographic Information Systems.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Leiden University


Award Date: 22 Nov 2018

Master, Leiden University


Award Date: 31 Jan 2014

Bachelor, Leiden University


Award Date: 31 Jan 2011


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