Archaeothanatology Working Group

Archaeothanatology is a multi-disciplinary approach in archeology, that studies funerary rituals in the past. Based on knowledge of natural decay processes, the method has made it possible to reconstruct in detail how humans have historically dealt with their dead. The Archaeothanatology Working Group consists of a group of researchers with complementing competences, who all use archaeothanatology in their research and in different ways work on developing methods and theories.

Bild: the death of a noble lady
Kusōzu: the death of a noble lady and the decay of her body. Watercolours. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Researchers at Linnaeus University

Researchers at other universities

Alison Klevnäs, Senior Lecturer at Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University.

Astrid Noterman, Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University

Edeltraud Aspöck, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

Mari Torv, Researcher at Institute of History and Archaeology, Archaeology Department, University of Tartu.

Rita Peyroteo Stjerna, Researcher at Department of Organismal Biology, Human Evolution, Uppsala University.