English summary

It’s hard to imagine the landscape of the Netherlands without its dykes. But just how old are these typically Dutch earthworks? This is what Prof. Jakob Wallinga, Chair of Soil Geography and Landscape at Wageningen University & Research, will be investigating in the EARTHWORK project. Along with quite a number of external partners, he hopes to gain a better understanding of how and when our predecessors modified the landscape to improve their living conditions.

The Dutch Research Agenda thematic programme Future directions in Dutch archaeological research aims to inspire research that uses innovative (and/or conventional) methods and techniques to answer prominent questions in archaeology, and that contribute to the development of a sustainable research infrastructure across the entire knowledge chain. The programme encourages collaboration within the knowledge chain, but also from the knowledge chain with societal stakeholders from public and semi-public sectors and the archaeology industry.