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Dr Marc Vander Linden

Dr Marc Vander Linden

Temporary Lecturer in Archaeology

Department of Archaeology
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3ER
Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 339001


Marc Vander Linden gained his PhD from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and moved to Britain in 2005 as a post-doctoral researcher in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. He has held positions in the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, the University of Leicester and, most recently University College London where he directed an ERC-funded project on the diffusion of early farming in Europe. He joined the Department of Archaeology in 2017 to coordinate the A2 module as part of the new Tripos in Archaeology.


Research Interests

My research focuses on Late Prehistoric Europe. This research has focussed on spatial variation, landscape and land use, in both North-Western Europe and the Balkans and Neolithic and Bronze Age. I am currently engaged in field projects focussing on the long-term development of pastoralist economy in the Skadar Lake area (Montenegro).


I am presently involved in the following research projects in:

Sept. 2012- present: EUROFARM (Transmission of innovations: comparing and modelling the spread of farming practices in Europe)



Paper A2: Archaeology in Action