Dr. Tymon C. A. De Haas

Curriculum Vitae

since 2017 Post-doctoral fellow, Universität zu Köln, Research Training Group ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’ (Research Line  ‘Economic Networks’)
2011-2016 Post-doctoral fellow / lecturer, University of Groningen. Co-director of the project ‘Fora, stationes and sanctuaries. The role of minor centres in the economy of Roman central Italy’
2005 – 2011 PhD student / lecturer / researcher, University of Groningen. Field director within the Pontine Region Project, Staff member of the Dzarylgac Survey Project. Doctoral  research: “Fields, farms and colonists: intensive field survey and early Roman colonization in the Pontine region, central Italy” (title awarded on 01/12/2011)
2003 – 2005 Researcher and Lecturer, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Staff member of the Raganello Archaeological Project and the Pontine Region Project.
1997 – 2003 MA in Archaeology and Prehistory – Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (cum laude)

Research interests

  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Roman economy and demography
  • Economic geography
  • Roman colonization
  • Wetlands
  • Methodology of archaeological field research (esp. field survey)
  • GIS and spatial analysis

Selected publications


  • De Haas, T., 2011. Fields, farms and colonists: intensive field survey and early Roman colonization in the Pontine region, central Italy. Groningen Archaeological Studies, vol. 15, Barkhuis Publishing, Eelde.
  • Attema, P., de Haas, T., Tol, G., 2010. Between Satricum and Antium, Settlement Dynamics in a Coastal Landscape in Latium Vetus. Babesch Supplementa 18, Peeters, Leuven.

Edited books and journals

  • De Haas, T., Tol, G. (eds.), forthcoming 2017. Rural communities in a globalizing economy: new perspectives on the economic integration of Roman Italy. Brill, Leiden.
  • Walsh, K., Brown, T., de Haas, T. (eds.) , forthcoming 2017. human-environment interfaces: assessing the use of palaeo-environmental information in Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Special Issue.


  • Borgers, B., Tol, G., de Haas, T., in press 2016. Reconstructing production technology and distribution, using thin section petrography: A pilot study of Roman pottery production in the Pontine region, Central Italy, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.12.011
  • Tol, G., de Haas, T., Armstrong, K., Attema, P., 2014. Minor Centres in the Pontine plain: the cases of Forum Appii and Ad Medias, Papers of the British School at Rome 82, 109-134.
  • Attema, P., de Haas, T., Tol, G., 2014. Villas and farmsteads in the ager setinus (Sezze, Italy), Palaeohistoria 55/56, 177-244.
  • Walsh, K., Attema, P., de Haas, T., 2014. The Pontine Marshes (Central Italy): a case study in wetland historical ecology, Bulletin Antieke Beschaving 89, 27-46.
  • De Haas, T., Attema, P., Tol, G., 2012. Platform sites along the Lepine mountains: A review of the data gathered by the Pontine Region Project, Palaeohistoria 53/54, 195-282.
  • De Haas, T., Tol, G., Attema, P., 2011. Investing in the colonia and ager of Antium, Facta 5, 111 – 144.
  • Attema, P., de Haas, T., Tol, G., 2010. The Astura and Nettuno surveys of the Pontine Region Project (2003–2005), 2nd and final report, Palaeohistoria 51/52, 169-327.

 chapters in edited books

  • De Haas, T., forthcoming 2017. The economic geography of Roman Italy and its implications for the development and integration of rural economies, in: De Haas, T., Tol, G. (eds.). Rural communities in a globalizing economy: new perspectives on the economic integration of Roman Italy. Brill, Leiden.
  • De Haas, T., Tol, G., Armstrong, K., Attema, P., forthcoming 2017. Craft production and trade in the central Italian countryside: approaches and first results of the Minor Centers Project, in: Santoro, S. (ed.) Emptor et mercator. Spazi e rappresentazioni del commercio romano, Studi e ricerche internazionali. Edipuglia, Bari.
  • De Haas, T., forthcoming 2017. The Ager Pomptinus and Rome: the impact of Roman colonization in the late Regal and early Republican period, in: Lulof, P., Smith, C., The Age of Tarquinius. A Paradigm Shift? Peeters, Leuven.
  • De Haas, T., Attema, P., 2016. The Pontine region under the early Republic, a contested landscape, in: Frederiksen, R. Müth, S., Schneider, P., Schnelle, M. (eds.), Fokus Fortifikation. Papers of the conference on the research of ancient fortifications at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, 6-9 December 2012, 351-362.
  • De Haas, T., Tol, G., Armstrong, K., Attema, P., 2015. The impact of infrastructural works on regional settlement systems: the Via Appia and the pontine marshes, in: Álvarez, I., Nogales, T., Rodà, I. (eds.), Actas del XVIII Congreso Internacional de Arqueología Clásica: Centro y periferia en el mundo clásico, 697-701.
  • Attema, P., de Haas, T., Termeer, M., 2014. Early Colonization in the Pontine Region (Central Italy), in: Stek, T., Pelgrom, J. (eds.), Roman Republican Colonization: New Perspectives from Archaeology and Ancient History. Palombi Editori, Rome, 211-232.
  • Tol, G., de Haas, T., 2013. Pottery production and distribution in the Pontine region: A review of data of the Pontine Region, in: Olcese, G. (ed.) IMMENSA AEQUORA: Atti del convegno Roma 24-26 gennaio 2011. Edizioni Quasar, Roma, 149-161.
  • De Haas, T., 2012. Beyond dots on the map: Intensive survey data and the interpretation of small sites and off-site distributions, in: Attema, P., Schoerner, G. (eds.) Comparative Issues in the Archaeology of the Roman Rural Landscape. Site Classification between Survey, Excavation and Historical Categories. Journal of Roman Archaeology supplementary series 88, 55-79.
  • Attema, P., de Haas, T., 2012. Intensive on-site artefact survey and proto-urbanization, case studies from central and south Italy, in: Vermeulen, F., Burgers, G.-J., Keay, S., Corsi, C. (eds.), Urban landscape survey in Italy and the Mediterranean. Oxbow, Oxford, 1-12.
  • Attema, P., Guldager Bilde, P., Winther-Jacobsen, K. (eds.), 2012. The Džarylgač Survey Project. Black Sea Studies, vol. 14, Aarhus University Press, Aarhus [co-author of chapters 2, 4 and 6).
  • Attema, P., de Haas, T., 2011. Rural settlement and population extrapolation, a case study from the ager of Antium, central Italy (350 BC – AD 400), in: Bowman, A., Wilson, A. (eds.), Settlement, Urbanisation and Population. Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, vol. 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 97-140.

 Book reviews

  • De Haas, T., 2016. Elisa Lanza Catti & Keith Swift (ed. Joseph Coleman Carter). The chora of Metaponto 5: a Greek farmhouse at Ponte Fabrizio. Antiquity 90, 350, 544-546
  • De Haas, T., 2014. Matteo Frassine, Palus in agro. Aree umide, bonifiche e assetti centuriali in epoca romana [agri centuriati supplementa 1], Pisa/Roma 2013. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2014.06.28
  • De Haas, T., 2014. Surveying the territory of Firmum Picenum south of Ancona. Simonetta Menchelli, Paesaggi piceni e romani nelle Marche meridionali: l’ager firmanus dall’età tardo-repubblicana  alla conquista longobarda (Instrumentum 3; Pisa University Press 2012). Journal of Roman Archaeology 27, 626-629
  • De Haas, T., 2013. The demography of Roman Italy: old scenarios, new perspectives. Alessandro Launaro, Peasants and slaves. The rural population of Roman Italy (200 BC to AD 100), Cambridge 2011 and Luuk de Ligt, Peasants, Citizens and Soldiers. Studies in the demographic history of Roman Italy, Cambridge, 2012. Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie 49, 49-53.
  • De Haas, T., 2012. Richard Jones (ed.), Manure Matters: Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives.  Farnham; Burlington, VT:  Ashgate, 2012.  Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.11.14


For a complete list of publications, see: https://rug.academia.edu/TymondeHaas

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