Archaeological research at Linnaeus University is international and interdisciplinary, focusing on the past, present and the future.

From the local to the global, we engage with new perspectives on sustainable development in a long-term historic perspective, but also targeting sustainable heritages and futures. Building on our diverse expertise, our personal and institutional networks are a rich resource for our students in their own studies and for their future research and career development.
The archaeologists at Linnaeus University work across the globe. Our research includes studies of all periods in Scandinavian and Swedish history, from the earliest hunter-gatherers to folklore studies of agricultural and death rituals, including rock art and conflicts through time with a special focus on Öland.

In 2026, Linnaeus University will host the Nordic TAG conference in Kalmar.

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People at an Archeological Excavation
Students at an archeological excavation in Gamla skogsby, Öland, Sweden.
Gamla skogsby


Linnaeus University offers a wide range of programmes and courses within archaeology and critical heritage studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Topics range from heritage futures and the repatriation of cultural heritage, the long histories from early human cognitive evolution and rock art to monuments in the landscape, postcolonial studies and Indigenous rights, the politics of the past, and the archaeology of Scandinavia and Sweden broadly conceived from prehistory to the modern era.

We offer extensive field archaeological training where the students partake in excavation. As part of the RJ-funded research program "Crisis, conflict and climate", the archaeological field course and excavation will take place at the ringfort Trebyborg at Öland in 2024 and other ringforts in the coming years.

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