van den Bergh, Gerrit D.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Centre for Archaeological Science

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2016 Earliest hominin occupation of Sulawesi, Indonesia
    Published in   Nature
    2016 Age and context of the oldest known hominin fossils from Flores
    Published in   Nature
    2016 Homo floresiensis-like fossils from the early Middle Pleistocene of Flores
    Published in   Nature
    2010 Hominins on Flores, Indonesia, by one million years ago
    Published in   Nature

Research Overview


  • Homo floresiensis. Research includes excavations in the So'a Basin on the Indonesian island of Flores. 

    Quaternary terrestrial fauna evolution and zooarchaeology of southeast Asian archaeological sites.

    Evolution of Proboscideans: elephants and their relatives, especially Stegodon

    Islands, insular faunas and human / fauna interactions on islands

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Biogeography of Islands
  • Evolution of Proboscidea
  • Fauna analysis of archaeological sites
  • Taphonomy
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Reconstructing the Pleistocene environmental and human history of Flores and neighbouring islands in eastern Indonesia using geochemical and biochemical methods. Koutamanis, Dafne
    Master of Philosophy -SMAH Post-mortem Taphonomic Changes of an Early Middle Pleistocene Stegodon Bone Assemblage from Flores. Powley, Meagan
    Doctor of Philosophy Geoarchaeology of the Soa Basin, Flores, Indonesia: new considerations on stratigraphy, chronology and palaeoenvironment Setiawan, Ruly
    Doctor of Philosophy The environmental magnetism and palaeomagnetic dating of archaeological and palaeontological sites: case studies from flores and sulawesi, indonesia Yurnaldi, Dida

Full Name


  • Gerrit (Gert) D. van den Bergh

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2016 Earliest hominin occupation of Sulawesi, Indonesia
    Published in   Nature
    2016 Age and context of the oldest known hominin fossils from Flores
    Published in   Nature
    2016 Homo floresiensis-like fossils from the early Middle Pleistocene of Flores
    Published in   Nature
    2010 Hominins on Flores, Indonesia, by one million years ago
    Published in   Nature

Research Overview


  • Homo floresiensis. Research includes excavations in the So'a Basin on the Indonesian island of Flores. 

    Quaternary terrestrial fauna evolution and zooarchaeology of southeast Asian archaeological sites.

    Evolution of Proboscideans: elephants and their relatives, especially Stegodon

    Islands, insular faunas and human / fauna interactions on islands

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Biogeography of Islands
  • Evolution of Proboscidea
  • Fauna analysis of archaeological sites
  • Taphonomy
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Reconstructing the Pleistocene environmental and human history of Flores and neighbouring islands in eastern Indonesia using geochemical and biochemical methods. Koutamanis, Dafne
    Master of Philosophy -SMAH Post-mortem Taphonomic Changes of an Early Middle Pleistocene Stegodon Bone Assemblage from Flores. Powley, Meagan
    Doctor of Philosophy Geoarchaeology of the Soa Basin, Flores, Indonesia: new considerations on stratigraphy, chronology and palaeoenvironment Setiawan, Ruly
    Doctor of Philosophy The environmental magnetism and palaeomagnetic dating of archaeological and palaeontological sites: case studies from flores and sulawesi, indonesia Yurnaldi, Dida

Full Name


  • Gerrit (Gert) D. van den Bergh

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