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ROAM: a Regional Outlook on Ancient Migration

Migration, diet and health of the first permanent settlers of Belgium: inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives

The aim of this project is to generate regional-scale insights into the lifeways of the first modern humans to settle permanently in Belgium during the Final Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. It achieves this through multi- and inter-disciplinary analysis of contextualised data from archaeological, palaeontological and anthropological assemblages whilst developing state-of-the-art analytical techniques in the fields of proteomics and stable isotope analysis.

ROAM: Onderzoek

For further information, see the project's website:

Project promotors

The project is led by a cross-faculty team of researchers.

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Prof. dr. Isabelle De Groote

Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Archaeology

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Dr. Maarten Dhaenens

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: ProGentomics


Prof. dr. Philippe Crombé

Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Archaeology

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Marta Costas Rodriguez

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

ROAM: Ons team

Project collaborators

This project consortium is strengthened by our collaborators who are experts in anthropology, isotopes, ancient genetics, zooarchaeology, dating analyses, archaeology and archaeobotany.

Ancient geneticist: 

Eva Fernandez Dominguez


Grégory Abrams


Koen Deforce


Michel Toussaint

Caroline Polet


Pierre Vandersloot

Emanuela Cristiani


Frank Vanhaeke

Samuel Bodé

Pascal Boeckx

Matthieu Boudin

Dieter Deforce

ROAM: Tekst
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