Department of

Archaeology and Heritage Studies

  • #17 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 Viking age Scandinavia at the Aarhus University Summer University.

Academic staff

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Andresen, Jens-Bjørn RiisAssociate, 122
Atzbach, RainerAssociate professor, head of, 131
Bille, Søren Winther
Christiansen, Torben
Dobat, AndresAssociate, 124
Fuller, Benjamin
Hansen, Philip Højen Wørss Brø
Harvey, David CharlesAssociate, 220
Hoggard, Christian, 118
Ivanovaite, LivijaResearch
Jensen, Helle JuelAssociate, 222
Jensen, Lars Meldgaard SassResearch, 230
Johannsen, Niels NørkjærAssociate, 218
Kristiansen, Mette SvartAssociate, 130
Krogh, UffeResearch
Løvschal, MetteAssistant
Mannino, MarcelloAssociate, 228
McAtackney, LauraAssociate, 121
Naum, Magdalena EwaAssociate, 129
Nielsen, Trine, 230
Nørgaard, Heide
Orlova, Galina Nickolayevna
Riede, FelixProfessor with special responsibilities, research programme
Sauer, Florian, 118
Shepherd, NickAssociate, 121
Sindbæk, Søren MichaelProfessor with Special, 228
Vandkilde,, 132
Zernack, Anke, 118

Phd students

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Bauzyté, EmaPhD, 220
Beck, Anna SeverinePhD, 26
Borake, Trine LouisePhD
Brozou, AnastasiaPhD
Copplestone, TaraPhD
Dahlström, Hanna Sofia StrandmarkPhD, 220
Dodd, James AndrewPhD
Felding, LouisePhD
Hammers, Neeke MinekePhD, 220
Heijnis, ArjenPhD, Moesgård, 28
Hoffmann, SannePhD, 315
Hrnjic, MahirPhD, 223
Høybye, MartinPhD
Jackson,, 127
Jensen, Mathias Paul BjørnevadPhD
Jensen, PeterPhD
Juul, Katrine BalsgaardPhD, 28
Larsen, Johan SandvangPhD
Matta, ValentinaPhD
Pedersen, Jesper
Radohs, LuisaPhD
Sauer Petersen, NikolinePhD
Scarlett, Jazmin
Steding, JuliaPhD, 315
Thomsen, Kristine DamgaardPhD, 220
Vos, Julie dePhD, 226


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2018.05.23 | Arkæologi

Direct evidence of a large Northern European Roman period martial event and post-battle corpse manipulation

Article in the prestigious journal PNAS by Mads Kähler Holst, Peter Jensen and Mette Løvschal among others.

Postdoc Heide Wrobel Nørgaard

2018.05.04 | Arkæologi

Archaeologist appointed member of AcademiaNet

Heide W. Nørgaard has been appointed a member of AcademiaNet, which is a database of profiles of excellent female researchers.

2018.04.23 | CAS, Arkæologi, Materials, Culture and Heritage

The Nordic Bronze Age (1500–1100 BC): Craft Mobility and Contact Networks in Metal Craft

Article by Heide Wrobel Nørgaard in 'Praehistorische Zeitschrift'.


Mon 25 Jun
12:00-13:00 | Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg Denmark, Building 4230-232
Material Behaviour: Behaviour
Lecture 3 in a lecture series by Visiting Professor Roland Fletcher (University of Sydney).
Tue 26 Jun
14:00-15:00 | Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg Denmark, Building 4230-232
Workshop: Material Behaviour: Behaviour
Workshop 3 in a lecture series by Visiting Professor Roland Fletcher (University of Sydney).
Thu 04 Oct
14:00-16:00 | Lecture Hall (4206-139), Moesgaard Campus
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
By Ferran Antolin

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