WE THINK DIFFERENT
We are EARTH, a multidisciplinary research agency in environmental sciences, specialising in archaeology. The EARTH team includes a range of biologists, physical geographers, historians, soil scientists and archaeologists. For us, archaeological research doesn’t start with digging large holes, but rather with a joint search for integrated, innovative and effective solutions to your specific problem. We succeed in this through our personal approach, use of innovative techniques and respect for the environment and the surroundings. EARTH is fully certified by the SIKB.
EARTH works in accordance with the Dutch Archeology Quality Standard and is authorized to carry out all steps of the archaeological investigation.
EARTH has been in possession of an Excavation Permit since 2010 and has been using its own quality system for years to be able to optimally serve the customer. According to the new Heritage Act, it is legally required from July 2017 to be certified for conducting archaeological research and to comply with the Archeology Assessment Guideline (BRL 4000). The requirements of the BRL 4000 are included in the existing quality system of EARTH with which EARTH has officially certified itself for all protocols. This means that EARTH is ready for the future and will continue to deliver the same high quality of archaeological research.
The certificate has been issued by certifying body SGS Intron (www.sgs.nl). Through various audits in the office and in the field, SGS has checked whether EARTH Integrated Archeology meets the requirements of the assessment guideline.
The EARTH team consists of a varied group of specialists who carry out archaeological research in the field as well as in the laboratory. They can also be found regularly at (inter)national congresses and forums. EARTH employees work in close collaboration with various European Universities.
Eva Kars, Managing Director / Timo Vanderhoeven, Project Manager / Wilko van Zijverden, Geo-archaologist / Jos de Moor, Specialist Landscape Archaeologist / Saddha Cuijpers, Senior Physical Anthropologist / Dagmar Fritzsch, Soil Scientist / Annelies Berends, Specialist Material Culture (Middle Ages, Current Times)
Thomas Olyhoek, Paleo Ecologist / Lonneke van Spijk, Personal Assistant, Office Manager / Kirsten Grothe, (Zoo)Archaeologist / Kim Olaya, Paleo Ecologist / Silvain Rumping, Fysisch Geograaf
EARTH is located in Amersfoort. The office symbolizes the way in which we want to serve our customers. Clarity and precision are our core values. EARTH has its roots in Sweden and a strong affinity with Swedish design. The working environment of EARTH is therefore modern and sleek. “Our office is mainly functional and focused on creating an efficient working environment for our professionals. Ultimately, it’s all about applying the right knowledge and expertise to be able to explain what we find in the soil”, says founder Eva Kars.