Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
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We conduct research in five different areas of archaeology within five sections and two centra
The overall objective of the centre is to bring researchers from different disciplines, such as biology, archaeology and geology, together into a state-of-the-art research environment dedicated to ancient DNA analyses.
We conduct interdisciplinary research on causal relationships that shape and change human culture in a longer and a shorter term, with theoretical, mathematical and empirical approaches from a variety of disciplines.
Numismatics is the science of coins and other means of payments etc. The aim of the institute is to set the coins into a wider context - economically, politically, administratively and socially.
Our research focuses on the Greek and Roman cultures of the Mediterranean region. The discipline is unique, in both a Swedish and an international context, with its special interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focus.
Characteristic of our research is an intense and continuous discussion on the relationship between material culture and interpretation.
The laboratory is unique in Scandinavia due to its wide focus, including biological, chemical, physical and geological methods applied to archaeological records from any chronological period or geographical region.
Osteoarchaeology is one of the special profile disciplines at the department, where basic and more specialized research is conducted. New areas of research include paleopathology in animals and palaeohistopathology.
We have several PhD-students from different countries and if you are English speaking, you can apply for a PhD position at the department.
Genetic studies of barley cultivated in the 19th century, from the district around Storsjön, Jämtland, reveal that they are of a different type compared to the rest of Sweden and Norway.
An international diving group has successfully identified a fluit-wreck while making a documentary film.
Researchers have helped to fill the gaps in the rhino evolutionary family tree by analyzing genomes of all five living species together with the genomes of three ancient and extinct species.
Bronze Age relations: genetics and kinship in critical perspective
Slutseminarium: Are we there yet? Development of methods to decontaminate materials for 87Sr/86Sr analysis