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Ariane Jacobs


Ariane Jacobs
Academic Assistant
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2 – 1050 Brussel



  • Current Research

Currently, I am working on the Late Bronze Age material from Alassa-Pano Mandilaris in collaboration with dr S. Hadjisavvas. Ceramic variability is studied with a focus on Plain Wares. Read More...

Supervisor: Prof. Dr Karin Nys

  • Academic Training

2003 - Master in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Thesis: Group Activities in Minoan Miniature Wall Paintings

2002 - Academic Teacher Training - Aggregate Art Sciences and Archaeology, (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

2000 - Master in Art Sciences and Archaeology (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Thesis: Religious Representations in the Bronze Age Aegean: Terracottas (In dutch)

  • Selection of Publications

- A. Jacobs, ‘The Knossos Miniature Paintings Reconsidered’, Journal of Prehistoric Religion XVIII (2004), 8-20.     

- A. Jacobs, "What can Pottery tell about a Late Bronze community? An examination of the pottery from LC IIC – LC IIIA Alassa Pano-Mandilaris", in: A. McCarthy (ed), Island Dialogues, Cyprus in the Mediterranean (University of Edinburgh Archaeology Occasional Paper 21), Edinbugh 2008, 185-194.

- A. Jacobs, "Considering Ceramic Variability on Late Bronze Age Cyprus. A Case-study: The Plain Vessels of Alassa Pano-Mandilaris", in: I. Hein (ed.), The Formation of Cyprus in the 2nd Millenium B.C. Studies in Regionalism during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages. Proceedings of a workshop held at the 4th Cyprological Congress, May 2nd 2008, Lefkosia, Cyprus (Contributions to the Chronology of Eastern Mediterranean XX), Wien 2009, 91-105.

- A. Jacobs, "Plain Wares. What’s in a name? How do they look? Where do they come from? How were they made? Why studying them?", in:  A. Satraki, S. Christodolou (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Annual Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology Conference, forthcoming.

- A. Jacobs & B. Borgers, ‘Assessing Ceramic Variability of Plain Ware Products’, in: K. Nys and A. Jacobs (eds.), Cypriot Material Culture Studies: from Picrolite Carving to Proskynetaria. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology Conference Held in Memory of Paul Åström, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) from 27 to 29th November 2008, forthcoming.



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