Drs. Dries Daems

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Dries Daems studied archaeology with a specialization in Greek and Roman archaeology at the University of Leuven in 2008-2012 with a master’s thesis on the use of iconography by the elite in Late Roman Britain on mosaics and silverware. In 2014 he participated in the archaeological excavations at Sagalassos as a member of the team performing soundings on the Upper Agora. Currently he is part of the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project through a PhD Fellowship issued by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). His research focuses on studying community formation dynamics in south-west Anatolia during the Hellenistic period through the application of complexity theory on the archaeological record.

Research interests include:

  • Hellenistic material culture
  • Community formation dynamics
  • Complexity theory and complex adaptive systems (CAS)
  • Digital Humanities
  • Modelling CAS
  • Social theory and systems theory

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