Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

16 Jan '20

Farewell to Olivier Nieuwenhuyse (1966-2020)


The Netherlands Institute in Turkey is saddened by the death of Dutch archaeologist Olivier Nieuwenhuyse. Olivier made important contributions to the study of the late prehistoric societies of the Near East, and in particular of their ceramic traditions. He was a long-time team member of the Sabi Abyad excavations in northern Syria, but his research brought him also to southeastern Anatolia and he worked together with many archaeologists in Turkey. Olivier was a fine scholar and a dear friend. We, with many others, will miss him greatly and our thoughts are with his family.