Limbo life: An archaeological analysis of a medieval suburb in Ypres (1200-1383).

01 November 2022 → 31 October 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology of the built environment
    • Archaeology of the Low countries or Belgium
    • Historical archaeology
    • Medieval archaeology
    • Regional and urban history
(sub)urban archaeology, morphology of a medieval suburb building history and archaeology Belgium Middle Ages Geographic and map based Surveys Language and text analysis Field research History Archaeology
Project description

This research project will study the topography and the built environment of suburban areas of late medieval Ypres, the relationship with its centre and the abandoned area’s evolution through time. This well-preserved site will make a significant contribution to the international debate of subaltern areas in medieval towns. An interdisciplinary approach including archaeological, geophysical and historical data will be used.