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Anna Kjellström

Keep your head high – the Stone Age in a new light

Ritualised heads on stakes. Stone Age society and Stone Age people’s conception of the world were more complex than previously believed. This according to new analyses of skulls found in Motala, Sweden. Anna Kjellström works at the Stockholm University Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory and she is one of researchers who have examined the skulls.

Gulsah Merve Kılınç

Early farming may have spread over Europe from Greece

”We already know that farming and a more sedentary lifestyle spread between populations in Anatolia and the Near East some 10,000 years ago, and it was people from central Anatolia that brought the farming techniques with them to Europe”, says Gulsah Merve Kılınç at the Archaeological Research Laboratory.


The Guanches originated from North Africa, shows DNA-study

The aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, commonly known as the Guanches, originated from North Africa. A team of international researchers led by Stockholm University has now confirmed this long-held hypothesis. Dr Ricardo Rodríguez Varela, researcher at The Archaeological Research Laboratory is lead author of the study.

Uppmätningsritning av Bodekull, ett av världens bäst bevarade fartyg från 1600-talet (Ritning: Niklas Eriksson, Jon Adams, Jim Hansson).

Unique 17th century shipwreck identified

In 2003 the so called Dalarö wreck has been found near Edesö, Stockholm, Sweden. It has now been identified as the "Bodekull", a ship from the 17th century.


Environmental Humanities - An Introduction

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies offers a course as part of the Faculty Doctoral School in Humanities.

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