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
Croix, SarahAssistant Professormarksc@cas.au.dk+45871620584215, 119
Dobat, AndresAssociate professorfarkado@cas.au.dk+45871620944215, 124
Harvey, David CharlesAssociate professordavid.harvey@cas.au.dk4215, 220
Hoggard, Christian StevenPostdocc.hoggard@cas.au.dk4215, 137
Holst, Mads KählerProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesmads.holst@cas.au.dk+45871620934210, 2.19
Jensen, Helle JuelAssociate professorfarkhjj@cas.au.dk+45871620814215, 222
Jensen, Lars Meldgaard SassResearch Assistantmarklmsj@cas.au.dk+45871620534215, 137
Johannsen, Niels NørkjærAssociate 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
Sauer, FlorianPostdocflorian.sauer@cas.au.dk4215, 118
Shepherd, NickAssociate professorns@cas.au.dk4215, 121
Sindbæk, Søren MichaelProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesfarksms@cas.au.dk4230, 228
Vandkilde, HelleProfessorfarkhv@cas.au.dk+45871620964215, 132
Wouters, BarboraPostdocbwouters@cas.au.dk

Publications

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News

The Borgring fortress had four gateways, oriented towards the principal points of the compass. The North Gateway, which was destroyed in a violent conflagration, is currently being excavated (Photo: The Museum of South East Denmark / bo47nielsen).
The carved oak timber object recently found in peat layers just outside the south gateway of the fortress. The piece has been cut and sampled for dendrochronological sampling (left). The function of the piece is unknown, but it may be a part of a door or building (Photo: The Museum of South East Denmark / Nanna Holm).

2017.07.04 | Arkæologi

Breakthrough in Dating Viking Fortress

In 2014, archaeologists from the Museum of South East Denmark and Aarhus University discovered the previously unknown Viking fortess at Borgring south of Copenhagen. Since then, a search has been taking place to uncover the life, function, destruction and, not least, the precise dating of the Viking fortress. Now, a new find has resulted in a…

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.

Events

Wed 11 Oct
09:00-18:00 | UrbNet, Aarhus University, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg (bldg. 4230, room 232)
Specialist workshop: Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project
Organised by Professor Rubina Raja (Aarhus Universitet) and Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster). Joint workshop between the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), the Danish-German Jerash Northwest-Quarter Project and Ceramics in Context (funded by the Carlsberg Foundation).
Thu 12 Oct
09:00-18:00 | UrbNet, Aarhus University, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg (bldg. 4230, room 232)
Cilician Wine, African Plates, Italian Cooking – Imported Pottery in the Decapolis in Roman to Early Islamic Times
Organised by Professor Rubina Raja (Aarhus Universitet) and Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster). Joint workshop between the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), the Danish-German Jerash Northwest-Quarter Project and Ceramics in Context (funded by the Carlsberg Foundation).
Tue 24 Oct
10:15-18:00 | UrbNet, Aarhus University, Moesgaard Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg (bldg. 4230, room 232)
Comparing the numismatic material across modern borders
Organised by PhD student Olav Elias Gundersen and Professor Rubina Raja

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