Jesper de Raad

My name is Jesper de Raad (29). I studied Archaeological Heritage Management In A World Context at Leiden University; and in my research I emphasize the social value of archaeological monuments. I believe that letting people connect to their (archaeological) environment has a positive effect on their values, and how they feel about themselves. This is not always easy because in-situ archaeological monuments are often hard to recognize in the landscape. But, they do put time and life into perspective and archaeological monuments shows that humanity can sustain a social historical environment.

In 2020 I was awarded as Archaeological Talent by the Cultural State Agency in the Netherlands.

Within the Community, I liaise with other professional associations such as the Dutch Young Underground Professionals.

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