Department of
Archaeology and Heritage Studies

  • #25 on QS World University Rankings


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, 122
Atzbach, RainerAssociate, 131
Christiansen, Torben, 133
Croix,, 119
Dobat, AndresAssociate, 124
Hoggard, Christian, 137
Holst, Mads KählerProfessor with Special, 2.19
Jensen, Lars Meldgaard SassResearch, 137
Johannsen, Niels NørkjærAssistant, 218
Kristiansen, Mette SvartAssociate, 130
Kveiborg,, 133
Løvschal, MetteAssistant
Mannino, MarcelloAssociate, 228
McAtackney, LauraAssociate, 121
Naum, Magdalena EwaAssociate, 129
Nielsen, Trine, 230
Nørgaard, Heide
Riede, FelixAssociate, 129
Shepherd,, 121
Sindbæk, Søren MichaelProfessor with Special, 228
Thastrup, Mads BakkenResearch
Vandkilde,, 132


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2017.04.04 | Arkæologi

Nick Shepherd – New Associate Professor in Archaeology and Heritage Studies

As of March 1st, we are happy to welcome Nick Shepherd as a member of staff at CAS, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies

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”.

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Mon 01 May
13:00-17:00 | Room 415, bldg. 1453
Grave Symbolism - an interdisciplinary seminar
Seminar hosted by the Research Program for the Study of Religion in cooperation with Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University
Tue 09 May
12:00-13:00 | UrbNet, 4230-232
Planting for power: Horti, botanical imperialism and elite identity in ancient Rome
Lecture by Professor Annalisa Marzano, University of Reading
Wed 10 May
11:00-12:30 | UrbNet, 4230-232
Rank size analysis and ancient urban systems: some considerations
Lecture by Professor Annalisa Marzana, University of Reading