Historical Archaeology of NW Europe

Historical Archaeology Research Group of NW Europe (HARG) - UGent

The Historical Archaeology Research Group (HARG) adopts an literal definition of ‘historical archaeology’, including all periods for which we have written historical evidence as well as archaeological data: namely Roman, Medieval, post-Medieval and Modern. The main geographic focus of the group is NW-Europe.

All of the group’s research project involve the integration of different forms of archaeological and historical data; an approach that we believe to be essential on for interpreting material culture within its broader spatial and historical contexts.The research group currently consists of 10 (doctoral) researchers and assistants under supervision of Prof. Wim De Clercq.



Prof dr Wim De Clercq


Little Flanders Beyond Wales (2016-2020)

Little Flanders Beyond Wales. A landscape archaeological contribution to the discussion of Flemish influence on settlement landscapes in the British Isles, PhD research Gerben Verbrugghe.

Local communities in the Imperium Romanum (2002-2009)

Local communities in the Imperium Romanum. Transformations in the rural settlement structures and material culture in the landscapes of the northern part of the civitas Menapiorum (Prov. Gallia-Belgica, ca. 100 BC – 400 AD), PhD research Wim De Clercq

Romancing the stone (2013-2017)

Romancing the stone. On the provenance, use and socio-economics of stone artefacts in a stone-less landscape, PhD research Sibrecht Reniere