Jeroen Verhegge


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ORDCID number: 0000-0003-4703-8199

Jeroen Verhegge is a post-doctoral researcher at the prehistoric archaeology research unit at Ghent University Department of Archaeology and uses geophysical survey and direct push sensing to reconstruct prehistoric paleolandscapes in river floodplains. His current research focusses on reconstructing Early Holocene riverscapes below the estuarine and alluvial floodplain of the Lower Scheldt river (Belgium) using legacy coring-, depth sounding- and paleoenvironmental data. Previous postdoctoral research was aimed at integrating geotechnical research methods (cone penetration tests) in paleolandscape reconstructions and employed an innovative direct push camera- and electrical conductivity CPT-E sensor (IWT n°150265/VLAIO n°160549). His doctoral research has investigated the use of direct current electrical resistivity imaging, frequency domain electromagnetic induction survey, cone penetration testing, manual- and mechanical coring to Middle Holocene prehistoric landscape mapping. Furthermore he employs Bayesian chronological modelling to integrate environmental and archaeological radiocarbon dating sequences. He was trained in geophysical survey for archaeological prospection at University of Bradford and in geoarchaeology at Ghent University.


  • Verdonck, Lieven, Philippe De Smedt, and JeroenVerhegge. “Making Sense of Anomalies : Practices and Challenges in the Archaeological Interpretation of Geophysical Data.” Innovation in Near-surface Geophysics : Instrumentation, Application, and Data Processing Methods. Ed. Raffaele Persico, Salvatore Piro, & Neil Linford. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 2019. 151–194. Print.
  • Verhegge, Jeroen, Philippe Crombé, and Mick van den Wijngaert. “Prehistoric Landscape Mapping Along the Scheldt by Camera- and Conductivity CPT-E.” Cone Penetration Testing 2018, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT’18). Ed. Michael Hicks, Federico Pisanò, &JoekPeuchen. London: CRC Press, 2018. Print.
  • Verhegge, Jeroen et al. “Reconstructing Early Neolithic Paleogeography : EMI-vased Subsurface Modeling and Chronological Modeling of Holocene Peat Below the Lower Scheldt Floodplain in NW Belgium.” GEOARCHAEOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL 32.2 (2017): 159–176. Print.
  • Missiaen, Tine et al. “Holocene Landscape Evolution of an Estuarine Wetland in Relation to Its Human Occupation and Exploitation : Waasland Scheldt Polders, Northern Belgium.” NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES-GEOLOGIE EN MIJNBOUW 96.1 (2017): 35–62. Print.
  • Verhegge, Jeroen, Timothy Saey, Pieter Laloo, et al. “The Diverse Role of Electromagnetic Induction Survey in Development-led Alluvial (geo-)archaeology: Prehistoric and (post-)Medieval Landscape Archaeology at Prosperpolder Zuid (north-west Belgium).” 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection. Ed. Benjamin Jennings et al. Archaeopress, 2017. 264–266. Print.