2021/2022

Exploring the Archaeological Migration Narrative

The Introduction of Farming and Animal Husbandry in Southern Norway

Humanities

Principal investigators

Martin Furholt

Professor
University of Oslo (UiO)
Year at CAS

Daniela Hofmann

Professor
University of Bergen (UiB)
Year at CAS

Abstract

The project aims to create an interdisciplinary dialogue to bring the dominant archaeological and archaeogenetic migration narrative up to date with the archaeological and anthropological discourse on human mobilities, identities and social change and to further explore its implications for our understanding of human movements in prehistory. We will especially focus on interlinking the archaeological material of southern Norway, in the contexts of the larger region of northwestern Europe during the 4th and 3rd millennium BC. The emphasis will be on the role human mobility and migration in the introduction and establishment of farming and animal husbandry. This region has so far not played a sufficiently important role in the development of more general models of prehistoric migration, yet we believe its unique characteristics could strongly impact the direction of research more widely.

Fellows

Knut Andreas Bergsvik

Professor
University of Bergen (UiB)
Year at CAS

Stefan Burmeister

Dr.
Museum und Park Kalkriese
Year at CAS

Eva Fernandez-Dominguez

Associate Professor
Durham University
Year at CAS
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Catherine J. Frieman

Associate Professor
Australian National University
Year at CAS

Alexandra Ion

Researcher
Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology
Year at CAS

Rune Iversen

Associate Professor
Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen
Year at CAS
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Niels Nørkjær Johannsen

Associate Professor
Aarhus University
Year at CAS
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Wiebke Kirleis

Professor
Kiel University
Year at CAS
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Ben Krause-Kyora

Professor
Kiel University
Year at CAS

Jutta Lechterbeck

Associate Professor
University of Stavanger (UiS)
Year at CAS

Astrid Johanne Nyland

Associate Professor
University of Stavanger (UiS)
Year at CAS

Martin Richards

Professor
University of Huddersfield
Year at CAS

Almut Schülke

Professor
University of Oslo (UiO)
Year at CAS
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Karl-Göran Sjögren

Dr.
University of Gothenburg
Year at CAS

Steinar Solheim

Associate Professor
University of Oslo (UiO)
Year at CAS

Marc Vander Linden

Senior Lecturer
Bournemouth University
Year at CAS

News

The first publication from the CAS project 'Exploring the Archaeological Migration Narrative: The Introduction of Farming and Animal Husbandry in Southern Norway', led by Daniela Hofmann and Martin Furholt back in 2021/2022, has been unveiled through the Sidestone Press.

New technology that enables DNA analysis of ancient material has sparked new discussions about prehistoric migration. Researchers at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) aim to dissect the current debates and to improve the interdisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists and natural scientists.

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