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VUB archaeologists work on the coast of the future

  • June 13, 2022

Over the next four years, archaeologists from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, together with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), the KULeuven and Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest), will investigate how the coastal landscape in and around Ostend evolved the last five thousand years, from a natural landscape to today's completely man-made coastline.

The study, which will be launched under the name Testerep, is not only of archaeological interest, but hopefully can lead to a series of recommendations on how we should deal with our coastline in a changing climate in the future.

This project is part of the SBO program of FWO and ends in 2025.


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