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Amanda Sengeløv


I am a PhD candidate at Université Libre de Bruxelles creating a bioavailable strontium map of Belgium by integrating a large dataset of plant samples. In September 2014, I graduated from Ghent University after completing my master's research on ritual Congolese swords and sabres (Mbele a Lulendo) which I helped excavate during fieldwork for the Kongo King project. During my studies at Ghent I undertook fieldwork in Belgium, Denmark, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Italy and minored in Geography.

Hereafter, I pursued a premaster in osteology (September 2014 - February 2015) in order to study Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology at Leiden University (February 2015 - September 2017). Here I specialized in dental non-metric traits and strontium isotope analysis of tooth enamel, which I applied in my master's research on a 5th to 4th century BCE population of ancient Satricum in central Italy to investigate an archaeological hypothesis which suggests a changed ethno-cultural identity as a result of migrating groups. From 2015 to 2019, I was in charge of the documentation and analysis of the osteological material excavated during the summer campaigns of the Mapping the Via Appia Project. 


  • MA in Archaeology of Northwestern Europe, Ghent Univeristy, Belgium
  • MSc in Bioarchaeology: human osteology , Leiden University, The Netherlands

Key Research Interests

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Geochemistry
  • GIS
  • Sr isotope analyses
  • Biologically available strontium & Isoscapes
  • Cremation & Funerary rituals

Main Publications

  • Hlad, M., Veselka, B., Steadman, D. W., Herregods, B., Elskens, M., Annaert, R., Boudin, M., Capuzzo, G., Dalle, S., De Mulder, G., Sabaux, C., Salesse, K., Sengeløv, A., Stamataki, E., Vercauteren, M., Warmenbol, E., Tys, D., Snoeck, C. (2021). Revisiting metric sex estimation of burnt human remains via supervised learning using a reference collection of modern identified cremated individuals (Knoxville, USA). American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
  • Sengeløv, A., van de Wijdeven, G., Snoeck, C., Laffoon, J., de Hond, R., Gnade, M., & Waters-Rist, A. (2020). Understanding the post-Archaic population of Satricum, Italy: A bioarchaeological approach. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 31, 102285
  • Veselka, B., Hlad, M., Wolfe Steadman, D., Annaert, H., Boudin, M., Capuzzo, G., Dalle, S., Kontopoulos, I., De Mulder, G., Sabaux, C., Salesse, K., Sengeløv, A., Stamataki, E., Vercauteren, M., Tys, D., Snoeck, C. (2020). Estimating age‐at‐death in burnt adult human remains using the Falys–Prangle method. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
  • Capuzzo, G., Snoeck, C., Boudin, M., Dalle, S., Annaert, R., Hlad, M., Kontopoulos, I., Sabaux, C., Salesse, K., Sengeløv, A., Stamataki, E., Veselka, B., Warmenbol, E., De Mulder, G., Tys, D., Vercauteren, M. (2020). Cremation vs. inhumation: modeling cultural changes in funerary practices from the Mesolithic to the Middle Ages in Belgium using kernel density analysis on 14C data. Radiocarbon, 1-24.
  • Sengelov, A., Puype, J. P., & Clist, B. O. (2018). Les épées de la fin du 17e siècle au 18e siècle du cimetière de Kindoki. In Une archéologie des provinces septentrionales du royaume Kongo (pp. 355-364). Archaeopress.
  • Clist, B., Cranshof, E., De Schryver, G. M., Herremans, D., Karklins, K., Matonda, I., Polet, C., Sengeløv, A., Steyaert, F., Verhaeghe, C., Bostoen, K. (2015). The elusive archaeology of kongo urbanism: The case of kindoki, Mbanza Nsundi (Lower Congo, DRC). African Archaeological Review, 32(3), 369-412.

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