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Available PhD positions

PhD students in Archaeology (2) at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Closing date: 15 April 2020.


Old genes in new centre

Mammoth, man or microbe. Severely degraded DNA is being investigated by researchers brought together by the new Centre for Palaeogenetics.


DNA studies give a new view of Sweden’s history

The Atlas of 1,000 Ancient Genomes Project (ATLAS) has changed the picture of Scandinavia’s settlement and how agriculture spread across Europe.

New Dissertation - Anita Malmius: Burial textiles

New Dissertation - Anita Malmius: Burial textiles

Textiles have always played an important role in human prehistory. Weaving and other types of handicraft demanded logical thinking and creativity. This thesis deals with textiles found in burials in Mälardalen, east central Sweden, in 500–800 AD.


The Battle Axe Culture in new light

In an interdisciplinary study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, an international research team combined archaeological, genetic and stable isotope data to understand the demographic processes associated with the iconic Battle Axe culture and its introduction to Scandinavia. The results show that the introduction of the new cultural manifestations was associated with movements of people.

Potsherd with typical ornamentation of Säräisniemi 1 wares (KM30561:799). Photo: P. Pesonen

Early pottery use in Finland

A newly published study undertaken at the Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm University, in collaboration with the Finnish Heritage Agency in Helsinki, demonstrates new evidence of pottery use from early pottery sequences recovered from coastal and inland hunter-gatherer sites in present-day Finland.


Megalith tombs were used by kindred groups in Stone Age Northwestern Europe

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, an international research team, led by the Atlas project, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in Megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations suggest that the Megaliths were graves for kindred groups in Stone Age Northwestern Europe.

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