Stockholm

Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies

Stockholm University, founded in 1878, is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. Here more than 70,000 students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences. The Dept. of Archaeology and Classical Studies is one of SU’s 14 appointed leading research areas and the Archaeological Research Laboratory is unique in Scandinavia by virtue of its wide focus, including biological, chemical, physical and geological analytical methods applied to the archaeological records. Among the major research programmes coordinated by the laboratory during the past decade are; ATLAS the Scandinavian genome project, CULTAPTATION: Dynamics and adaptation in human cumulative culture, Svealand in the Vendel and Viking Periods, Forts and Fortifications in the Mälaren Region AD 400–1100, Gender and Diet during the Neolithic, Pioneer settlements in Scandinavia and research into Late Iron Age food culture. The Department also hosts a world leading Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution.

Kerstin Lidén

e-mail: kerstin.liden@arklab.su.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 29 48

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Kerstin is Professor in Archaeological Science and Director of the Archaeological Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on the application of stable isotope analysis on archaeological materials. Main study areas have been the neolithization process and cultural evolution. Other research interests include aDNA and studies on Scandinavian Viking Age populations. She is presently Head of Department.

Gunilla Eriksson

e-mail: gunilla.eriksson@arklab.su.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 11 62

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Gunilla is Associate Professor in Archaeological Science at the Archaeological Research Laboratory. Her main research interests are the cultural significance of food and eating - with particular focus on stable isotope analysis of skeletal material - early human cultural evolution, the Baltic Sea and the influence of diet on radiocarbon reservoir effects.

Sven Isaksson

e-mail: sven.isaksson@arklab.su.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 674 73 67

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Sven is Associate Professor in Archaeological Science at the Archaeological Research Laboratory. His main research interest is on cultures of food and subsistence and how these change over long periods of time. This research has its place in the field of biomolecular archaeology. In combination with conventional archaeological evidence, as well as written sources,he uses both molecular and isotopic analyses of food residues found adhering onto and adsorbed into ceramic vessels and anthropogenic soils. The chronology of his research spans from the Late Palaeolithic to the Late Modern era.

Love Dalén

Email: Love.Dalen@nrm.se

Phone: +46 (0) 8 5195 4281

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My general research interests are focused on the use of DNA technology to investigate the ecology and evolution of different species, and how past environmental changes have determined the distribution and abundance of organisms. At present, the work we are doing in Stockholm is aimed at investigating how genetic variation, population structure and population size have changed over time, especially in the context of changes in climate during the Late Pleistocene (i.e. the last ice age). We are currently working on several projects on different vertebrate animals, for example lemmings, mammoths, cave lions and ptarmigan, using ancient DNA technology to access genetic information from fossils.

Lena Holmquist

e-mail: lena.holmquist@arklab.su.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 21 78

Lena is Associate Professor and senior lecturer at the Archaeological Research Laboratory. She has specialized in studies of material culture and conservation of metal objects. Her ongoing research deals with Viking Age urban centers, with main focus on Birka in Lake Mälaren and its harbours.

Aikaterini Glykou

e-mail: aikaterini.glykou@arklab.su.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 45 98

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Aikaterini Glykou is an archaeologist specialized in animal osteology. Her research focuses on marine mammal anatomy and ecology. She uses stable isotope analysis to reconstruct how past climatic changes and human pressure affected breeding and foraging patterns of seal populations.

Anna Kjellström

e-mail: anna.kjellstrom@ofl.su.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 42 62

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Anna is Associate Professor in Osteology at the department. She is currently a member of The Atlas Project, which is dealing with ancient human genomes in present day Sweden. As an osteoarchaeologist she has specialized in human health issues and trauma in skeletal populations from the Mesolithic to modern times, with a particular interest in in the Viking Age-Early Middle Ages. Her research focuses on bioarchaeological response associated with sociocultural concepts such as urbanization, interpersonal violence, and subjugated groups.

Magnus Enquist

Email: magnus.enquist@intercult.su.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 40 55

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Magnus is Professor in Ethology and director of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution.