Department of
Archaeology and Heritage Studies

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About

At the department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies we are concerned with people and the environment and culture and society from the earliest to modern times, with a focus on studies of material culture. On the basis of fieldwork and library and laboratory studies, including anthropology, history and a variety of scientific approaches, the programme investigates and challenges our understanding of past societies seen in a long time perspective.

Research environment
The archaeology programme at Aarhus University has an international profile and strong research networks. A dynamic research environment provides the framework for large research projects, international conferences and a variety of visiting researchers. The environment is versatile and cross-disciplinary, and the academic staff’s research competences span topics ranging from war and power, mobility and globalisation, family and individual, religion and rituals, landscape and settlement, paleo-demography and evolution, trade and networks, technology and knowledge exchange to (in particular) quantitative analysis methods, field methodology and digital representation.

Affiliated degree programmes
The archaeology programme at Aarhus University offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in prehistoric archaeology and medieval and Renaissance archaeology. In addition, a variety of elective subjects and events are offered, including the Viking Age Summer University.

Academic staff

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Andresen, Jens-Bjørn RiisAssociate professorjens.andresen@cas.au.dk+45871620764215, 122
Atzbach, RainerAssociate professorrainer.atzbach@cas.au.dk+45871620524215, 131
Christiansen, Torben Triertchristiansen@cas.au.dk+45871628844215, 133
Croix, SarahPostdocmarksc@cas.au.dk+45871620584215, 119
Dobat, AndresAssociate professorfarkado@cas.au.dk+45871620944215, 124
Hoggard, Christian Steven!!Postdoc, Moesgaardc.hoggard@cas.au.dk4215, 137
Holst, Mads KählerProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesmads.holst@cas.au.dk+45871620934210, 2.19
Jensen, Lars Meldgaard SassResearch Assistantmarklmsj@cas.au.dk+45871620534215, 137
Johannsen, Niels NørkjærAssistant Professornnj@cas.au.dk+45871620784215, 218
Kristiansen, Mette SvartAssociate professormarkmsk@cas.au.dk+45871620844215, 130
Kveiborg, Jacobjacob.kveiborg@moesmus.dk+45871628844215, 133
Løvschal, MetteAssistant Professorlovschal@cas.au.dk+45871621744209
Mannino, MarcelloAssociate professormarcello.mannino@cas.au.dk+45871629564215, 228
McAtackney, LauraAssociate professorlaura.mcatackney@cas.au.dk+45871633314215, 121
Naum, Magdalena EwaAssociate professormagdalena.naum@cas.au.dk4215, 129
Nielsen, Trine KellbergPostdoctrinekellberg@cas.au.dk+45871621784215, 230
Nørgaard, Heide WrobelPostdocfarkhw@cas.au.dk
Riede, FelixAssociate professorf.riede@cas.au.dk+45871620834215, 129
Shepherd, Nickns@cas.au.dk4215, 121
Sindbæk, Søren MichaelProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesfarksms@cas.au.dk4230, 228
Thastrup, Mads BakkenResearch Assistantmads.thastrup@cas.au.dk+45873940414200
Vandkilde, HelleProfessorfarkhv@cas.au.dk+45871620964215, 132

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2017.02.07 | Arkæologi

Prize to Ph.D. Trine Kellberg Nielsen from the Department of Archaeology, Aarhus University

Ph.D. Trine Kellberg Nielsen from Aarhus University is the winner of this year’s Price for research into Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology at the University of Tübingen in Germany.

2017.02.01 | Arkæologi

James Dodd – New PhD Student at The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies

James commences 1 February 2017 as a PhD student at The School of Culture & Society, with the project: “Transforming Terminology: Dividing Southern Tradition Prehistoric Art”.

Photo: Mette Lovschal (private).

2017.01.24 | Arkæologi, CAS, Research

Researcher: Unique ecosystem in East Africa could collapse

The Greater Mara is a 668,500-hectare natural area in south-western Kenya which is home to a unique variety of wildlife. But it is also home to the famous Masai tribe. New research shows that the area is gravely threatened by manmade changes, and that fences are being erected in unprecedented numbers and at great speed.

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