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Yannick Devos

ACADEMIC STAFF

Biography

Over the last 20 years my research focussed on urban geoarchaeology, especially the micromorphological study of urban Dark Earth and complex microstratified layers.

Other research themes I worked on include the Holocene evolution of the Senne valley in Brussels, phytolith analysis on soil thin sections and issues of site taphonomy.

Currently I am coordinating the palaeo- and archaeoenvironmental studies in the Brussels region in the framework of a convention with the Brussels Capital Region. I’m also responsible for the geoarchaeological studies in the Brussels region, including field study, sampling and micromorphology.

Five key publications

Devos, Y., Nicosia, C. & Wouters, B., 2019. Urban geoarchaeology in Belgium: experiences and innovations. Geoarchaeology, 35, 27-41.  https://doi.org/10.1002/gea.21755 

Devos, Y., 2018. Near total and inorganic phosphorus concentrations as a proxy for identifying ancient activities in urban contexts: the example of Dark Earth in Brussels (Belgium) Geoarchaeology, 33, 470-485. https://doi.org/10.1002/gea.21665

Devos, Y., Van Neer, W., Marinova, E. & Degraeve, A., (Eds.), 2017. Environmental Archaeology of European Cities. Quaternary international, 460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.06.012 

Nicosia, C., Devos, Y., & Macphail, R., 2017. European Dark Earth. In: Nicosia C. & Stoops, G. (Eds.), Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology (1 ed., pp. 331-343). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118941065.ch32

Vrydaghs, L., Ball, T., & Devos, Y., 2016. Beyond redundancy and multiplicity. Integrating phytolith analysis and micromorphology to the study of Brussels Dark Earth. Journal of archaeological science, 68, 79-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2015.09.004