Bea De Cupere

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Key Publications
B. De Cupere, Thys, S. , Van Neer, W. , Ervynck, A. , Corremans, M. , and Waelkens, M. , Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Pellets from Roman Sagalassos (SW Turkey): Distinguishing the Prey Remains from Nest and Roost Sites, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 19, pp. 1-22, 2009.
B. De Cupere, Van Neer, W. , Monchot, H. , Rijmenants, E. , Udrescu, M. , and Waelkens, M. , Ancient breeds of domestic fowl (Gallus gallus f. domestica) distinguished on the basis of traditional observations combined with mixture analysis, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 32, pp. 1587-1597, 2005.
Key Projects

Collaborator of the following projects:

IAP II/28 Interdisciplinary archaeology (1990-31/12/1996)

IAP IV/12 Interdisciplinary research regarding settlement development, palaeoecology and palaeoeconomy in the Roman West and East (01/01/1997-31/12/2001)

IAP V/9: Urban and rural transformation in the western and eastern Roman Empire. Interdisciplinary archaeology of late antique and early medieval times (01/01/2002-31/12/2006)

IAP VI/22: The transition from Republic to Empire: The impact of Romanization on cities and countryside in Italy and the provinces (2nd/1st century BC- 2nd/3rd century AD) (01/01/2007-30/03/2012)
 

Professional experiences

01/01/2005 > ongoing: assistant

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science, Brussels

01/01/1999 > 31/12/2004: assistant

Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren

01/10/1991 > 31/12/1998: scientific attaché

Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren
Academic training

30/10/1998 > 31/10/1998: PhD in Science

PhD in Science
University of Leuven

01/10/1990 > 30/09/1991: Advanced studies in pedology

Advanced studies in pedology
University of Ghent

01/10/1985 > 31/07/1990: Licentiate in Geology

Licentiate in Geology
University of Ghent

2016

F. Almathen, Charruau, P. , Mohandesan, E. , Mwacharo, J. M. , Orozco-terWengel, P. , Pitt, D. , Abdussamad, A. M. , Uerpmann, M. , Uerpmann, H. - P. , De Cupere, B. , Magee, P. , Alnaqeeb, M. A. , Salim, B. , Raziq, A. , Dessie, T. , Abdelhadi, O. M. , Banabazi, M. H. , Al-Eknah, M. , Walzer, C. , Faye, B. , Hofreiter, M. , Peters, J. , Hanotte, O. , and Burger, P. A. , Ancient and modern DNA reveal dynamics of domestication and cross-continental dispersal of the dromedary, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016.

2015

J. Poblome, Uleners, H. , Uytterhoeven, I. , Marinova, E. , and De Cupere, B. , The 2012 to 2014 excavation campaigns at Site LE, Sagalassos. The structural remains and general phasing, Anatolica, vol. 41, 2015.
W. Van Neer, Udrescu, M. , Linseele, V. , De Cupere, B. , and Friedman, R. , Traumatism in the wild animals kept and offered at predynastic Hierakonpolis, Upper Egypt, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 2015.

2014

B. De Cupere and Van Neer, W. , Consumption refuse, carcasses and ritual deposits at Tell Beydar (northern Syria), in Paleonutrition and food practices in the ancient Near East. Towards a multidisciplinary approach. History of the Ancient Near East / Monographs, vol. 14, Padova: S.A.R.G.O.N. Editrice e Libreria, 2014, pp. 187-213.
W. Van Neer, Linseele, V. , Friedman, R. , and De Cupere, B. , More evidence for cat taming at the Predynastic elite cemetery of Hierakonpolis (Upper Egypt), Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 45, pp. 103-111, 2014.
W. Van Neer and De Cupere, B. , For Take Away and Delivery: Food Preparation at HK11C, Nekhen News, vol. 26, pp. 22-23, 2014.

2013

J. Richard, Waelkens, M. , De Cupere, B. , and Marinova, E. , Het Macellum. Vlees op bestelling, in Sagalassos - Jaarboek 2013. Vijfentwintig jaar graven. De onerzoeks- en opgravingscampagne van 2013., Wen het Sag M. Team Leuven: Peeters, 2013, pp. 38-51.
W. Van Neer, De Cupere, B. , and Friedman, R. , A leopard in the Predynastic Elite Cemetery HK6 at Hierakonpolis, Egypt, in Archaeozoology of the Near East X. Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on the Archaeozoology of South-Western Asia and Adjacent Areas, B. De Cupere, Linseele, V. , and Hamilton-Dyer, S. Leuven: Peeters, 2013, pp. 283-306.
W. Van Neer and De Cupere, B. , Two decennia of faunal analysis at Sagalassos, in Exempli Gratia. Sagalassos, Marc Waelkens and Interdisciplinary Archaeology, J. Poblome Leuven University Press, 2013, pp. 51-58.
V. Linseele, Van Neer, W. , and Bretschneider, J. , The mysteries of Egyptian Nile perch (Lates niloticus). The case of Tell Tweini (Syria, Middle Bronze Age-Iron Age), in Archaeozoology of the Near East X. Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on the Archaeozoology of South-Western Asia and Adjacent Areas, 2013, vol. Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series, pp. 209-226.
Z. E. Kovács, Berthon, R. , Van Neer, W. , and Cucchi, T. , What is inside this pit? Micro- and macrofaunal investigations at Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Ovçular Tepesi (Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan ), in Archaeozoology of the Near East X. Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on the Archaeozoology of South-Western Asia and Adjacent Areas. Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series, Leuven, 2013, vol. 44, pp. 163-171.
W. Van Neer and De Cupere, B. , Offering up the very young at HK6, Nekhen News, vol. 25, p. 9, 2013.
C. Ottoni, Flink, L. Girdland, Evin, A. , Geörg, C. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , Bartosiewicz, L. , Linderholm, A. , Barnett, R. , Peters, J. , Decorte, R. , Waelkens, M. , Vanderheyden, N. , Ricaut, F. - X. , cCakırlar, C. \, cCevik, Ö. \, A. Hoelzel, R. , Mashkour, M. , Karimlu, A. Fatemeh Mo, Seno, S. Sheikhi, Daujat, J. , Pinhasi, R. , Hongo, H. , Perez-Enciso, M. , Rasmussen, M. , , , Megens, H. - J. , Crooijmans, R. , Groenen, M. , Arbuckle, B. , Benecke, N. , Vidarsdottir, U. Strand, Burger, J. , Cucchi, T. , Dobney, K. , and Larson, G. , Pig Domestication and Human-Mediated Dispersal in Western Eurasia Revealed through Ancient DNA and Geometric Morphometrics, Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 30, pp. 824-832, 2013.
M. Waelkens, Music, B. , Dirix, K. , Muchez, P. , Degryse, P. , Marinova, E. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , Goffette, Q. , and Theelen, J. , The 2011 archaeometric research at Sagalassos, Arkeometri Sonuçkları Toplantısı, vol. 28, pp. 177-190, 2013.

2012

W. Van Neer and De Cupere, B. , Bird feathers for ceremonial use in Hellenistic times at Tell Beydar, Syria?, in The Ancient Near East, A Life! Festschrift Karel Van Lerberghe, B. T., J., B. , A., G. , H., H. , G., J. , and J., T. Leuven: Peeters, 2012, pp. 617-626.
B. T. Fuller, De Cupere, B. , Marinova, E. , Van Neer, W. , Waelkens, M. , and Richards, M. , Isotopic reconstruction of human diet and animal husbandry practices during the classical-Hellenistic, Imperial and Byzantine periods at Sagalassos, Turkey, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 149, pp. 157-171, 2012.
M. Waelkens, Music, B. , Corremans, M. , Degryse, P. , De Laet, V. , Bakker, J. , Dusar, B. , D'Haen, K. , Notebaert, B. , Verstraeten, G. , Marinova, E. , Van Neer, W. , Goffette, Q. , De Cupere, B. , Baeten, J. , and Devos, D. , The 2010 archeometric research at Sagalassos, Arkeometri Sonuçkları Toplantısı, vol. 27, pp. 305-329, 2012.
W. Van Neer and De Cupere, B. , Counting sheep in the elite cemetery, Nekhen News, vol. 24, pp. 9-10, 2012.

2011

G. Verstraeten, De Laet, V. , Dusar, B. , D'Haen, K. , Degryse, P. , Neyt, B. , Muchez, P. , Dirix, K. , Kaniewski, D. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , Thys, S. , Udrescu, M. , Marinova, E. , De Vos, D. , Baeten, J. , Corremans, M. , Wielgosz-Rondolino, D. , Bakker, J. , and Waelkens, M. , The 2008 and 2009 archaeometrical research at Sagalassos, in Arkeometri sonuçlari toplantisi 26. Istanbul, 24-28 May 2010, 2011, pp. 117-138.
H. Vanhaverbeke, Degryse, P. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , Waelkens, M. , and Muchez, P. , Urban-rural integration at ancient Sagalassos (SW Turkey). Archaeological, archaeozoological and geochemical evidence, Archaeofauna, vol. 20, pp. 73-83, 2011.

2010

M. Waelkens, Vanhaverbeke, H. , Poblome, J. , Vyncke, K. , De Cupere, B. , Marinova, E. , Music, B. , Jacobs, I. , Claeys, J. , Lefere, M. , Van Neer, W. , Corremans, M. , Baeten, J. , Richard, J. , Uytterhoeven, I. , Uleners, H. , Willet, R. , Van Oyen, A. , Lauwers, V. , Torun, E. , Risser, E. , and Ercan, S. , De onderzoeks- en opgravingscampagne in 2009, in Sagalassos-Jaarboek 2009. De Late Oudheid (ca. 200-450/455 n. Chr.). Het jaarverslag van de campagne van 2009, W. M. Peeters, 2010, pp. 173-333.
H. Vanhaverbeke, Waelkens, M. , Vyncke, K. , De Laet, V. , Aydal, S. , Music, B. , De Cupere, B. , Poblome, J. , Braekmans, D. , Degryse, P. , Marinova, E. , Verstraeten, G. , Van Neer, W. , Šlapšak, B. , Medarič, I. , Ekinci, H. , and Erbay, M. , {`}Pisidian' culture? The Classical-Hellenistic site at Düzen Tepe near Sagalassus (southwest Turkey), Anatolian Studies, vol. 60, pp. 105-128, 2010.
V. Linseele, Van Neer, W. , and De Cupere, B. , The first fossil record of Lophiomys in Egypt, Mammalia, vol. 74, pp. 109-112, 2010.

2009

B. De Cupere, Thys, S. , Van Neer, W. , Ervynck, A. , Corremans, M. , and Waelkens, M. , Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Pellets from Roman Sagalassos (SW Turkey): Distinguishing the Prey Remains from Nest and Roost Sites, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 19, pp. 1-22, 2009.

2008

T. Putzeys, Waelkens, M. , Poblome, J. , Van Neer, W. , De Cupere, B. , Van Thuyne, T. , Kellens, N. , and Bes, P. , Shops and retail in late Antiquity: a contextual approach to the material evidence from Sagalassos, in Thinking about space: the potential of surface survey and contextual analysis in the definition of space in Roman times, V. H., J., P. , F., V. , and M, B. R. Waelken Turnhout: Brepols, 2008, pp. 127-149.

2007

T. Putzeys, Waelkens, M. , Poblome, J. , Van Neer, W. , De Cupere, B. , Van Thuyne, T. , and Kellens, N. , Contextual analysis at Sagalassos, in Objects in context, objects in use: material spatiality in late Antiquity, L. L., E., S. , and T., P. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2007, pp. 205-238.

2006

M. Waelkens, Vereenooghe, T. , Bes, P. , Poblome, J. , Lauwers, V. , Kellens, N. , Saral, S. , Elsen, J. , Degryse, P. , Muchez, P. , Similox-Tohon, D. , Vanneste, K. , Paulissen, E. , De Laet, V. , Kaniewski, D. , Vanhecke, L. , Van Thuyne, T. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , Alen, A. , and Udrescu, M. , Archaeometrical and interdisciplinary research at Sagalassos in 2004, in Arkeometri sonuçlari toplantisi. Antalya, 30 mayis - 3 haziran 2005, Ankara, 2006, pp. 175-188.

2005

B. De Cupere, Van Neer, W. , Monchot, H. , Rijmenants, E. , Udrescu, M. , and Waelkens, M. , Ancient breeds of domestic fowl (Gallus gallus f. domestica) distinguished on the basis of traditional observations combined with mixture analysis, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 32, pp. 1587-1597, 2005.

2004

P. Degryse, Muchez, P. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , and Waelkens, M. , Statistical treatment of trace element data and ancient animal bone : evaluation of Roman Byzantine environmental pollution, Analytical Letters, vol. 37, pp. 2819-2834, 2004.

2003

M. Waelkens, Van Neer, W. , De Cupere, B. , and Beuls, I. , Hunting and stock-breeding, in The Chora of Sagalassos. The Evolution of the Settlement Pattern from Prehistoric until Recent Times (Studies in Eastern Mediterranean Studies 5), V. H. and M., W. Turnhout: Brepols, 2003, pp. 58-60.

2002

I. Beuls, Vanhecke, L. , De Cupere, B. , Vermoere, M. , Van Neer, W. , and Waelkens, M. , The predictive value of dental microwear in the assessment of caprine diet, in Archaeozoology of the Near East V. Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on archaeozoology of southwestern Asia and adjacent areas, Groningen, 2002, pp. 337-355.
I. Boone, De Cupere, B. , and Van Neer, W. , Social status as reflected in the food refuse from late medieval sites in Namur (Belgium), Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire, vol. 80, pp. 1391-1394, 2002.
W. Van Neer, Noyen, K. , De Cupere, B. , and Beuls, I. , On the use of endosteal layers and medullary bone from domestic fowl in archaeozoological studies, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 29, pp. 123-134, 2002.

2001

W. Van Neer and De Cupere, B. , Faunal remains from Tell Beydar (excavation seasons 1992-1996 and 1997 partim), in Tell Beydar Environmental and Technical Studies, V. Lerberghe K. and G, V. Turnhout: Brepols, 2001, pp. 69-115.

2000

M. Waelkens, Paulissen, E. , Van Neer, W. , Deckers, J. , Celis, D. , Schroyen, K. , Nackaerts, K. , De Cupere, B. , Librecht, I. , Vanhaverbeke, H. , Poblome, J. , Degeest, R. , Viaene, W. , Muchez, P. , Ottenburgs, R. , Smets, E. , Govers, G. , Vermoere, M. , Verstraeten, G. , Steegen, A. , Cauwenberghs, K. , Belke, K. , Hild, F. , Koder, J. , and Soustal, P. , Sagalassos und sein Territorium: eine interdisziplinäre Methodologie zur historischen Geographie einer kleinasiatischen Metropole, in Byzans als Raum. Zu Methoden und Inhalten der historischen Geographie des östlichen Mittelmeeraumes im Mittelalter. Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für die Tabula Imperii Byzantini, B. K., Friedrich, H. , Koder, J. , and P., S. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2000, pp. 261-288.
M. Waelkens, Paulissen, E. , Vanhaverbeke, H. , Reyniers, J. , Poblome, J. , Degeest, R. , Viaene, W. , Deckers, J. , De Cupere, B. , Van Neer, W. , Ekinci, H. , and Erbay, M. , The 1996 and 1997 surveys on the territory of Sagalassos, in Sagalassos V: report on the survey and excavation campaigns of 1996 and 1997, W. M. and L., L. Leuven University Press, 2000, pp. 17-216.
B. De Cupere, Lentacker, A. , Van Neer, W. , Waelkens, M. , and Verslype, L. , Osteological evidence for the draught exploitation of cattle: First applications of a new methodology, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 10, pp. 254-267, 2000.

1999

M. Waelkens, Paulissen, E. , Vermoere, M. , Degryse, P. , Celis, D. , Schroyen, K. , De Cupere, B. , Librecht, I. , Nackaerts, K. , Vanhaverbeke, H. , Viaene, W. , Muchez, P. , Ottenburgs, R. , Deckers, J. , Van Neer, W. , Smets, E. , Govers, G. , Verstraeten, G. , Steegen, A. , and Cauwenberghs, K. , Man and environment in the territory of Sagalassos, a classical city in SW Turkey, Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 18, pp. 697-709, 1999.
01/04/2012 to 30/09/2017

CORES: Comparing regionality and sustainability in Pisidia, Boeotia, Picenum and NW Gaul between Iron and Middle Ages (1,000 BC - AD 1,000)

The aim of the project is to approach the concepts of regionality and sustainability in four ancient regions, Pisidia, Boeotia, Picenum and NW Gaul, from 1000 BC to 1000 AD, through the interdisciplinary study of long-term waves of regional change and development in a comparative framework.
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