Dean Peeters ¹, Mette B . Langbroek ² Robin Nieuwenkamp ³, Femke H . Reidsma⁴ , Roosmarie J . C . Vlaskamp⁵
It is with great pleasure that we present to you the second volume of INTER-SECTION : Innovative Approaches by Junior Archaeological Researchers . This journal emanates from the observation that student research , which is carried out conforming to high theoretical and methodological standards , is generally only read by a handful of people . Our aim is to make student research performed at the Faculty of Archaeology , Leiden University , available to a broader public by stimulating these junior archaeologists to channelize their ‘ fresh ’ and innovative ideas and practice into short , focused articles . Reviews conducted by renowned external scholars further aid in the improvement of these papers and provide invaluable experience for a future academic career . The product of another cycle of writing , reviewing , rewriting and editing lies here in front of you . We wish you a happy and interesting read with our present volume !
First , by reflection , which is noblest Second , by imitation , which is easiest and third by experience , which is the bitterest ’
Confucius ( 551 BC - 479 BC )
On September 17 , 2015 , INTER-SECTION ,
Innovative Approaches by Junior Archaeological Researchers was successfully launched with the presentation of its first volume during the Dean ’ s lectures at the Faculty of Archaeology ,
Leiden University . Over a year later , we are very pleased to present the second volume , again comprised of innovative studies carried out by ( recently graduated ) Archaeology students from Leiden University . As described in the quote above , Confucius believed reflection to be the “ noblest ” method for obtaining wisdom . And while this may only be our second publication , we feel it is never too early to reflect on one ’ s experiences .