Femke is a PhD researcher within the Rural Riches project. She investigates the changes in burial customs of the 5th – 7th centuries AD and to what extend the deposited goods in early medieval burials can account for an increase in demand, possibly fueling economic development. Femke obtained a Research MA (cum laude) in the Transformation of the Roman World RMA form Leiden University in 2017. Her thesis assessed the validity of current trajectories regarding early medieval cremation burials and offers an alternative model to comprehend cremation- and inhumation burials in relation to one another.
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