Anders Högberg

Anders Högberg

Department of Cultural Sciences Faculty of Arts and Humanities
34013, Hus Culmen, Kalmar
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I am a professor of archaeology at Linnaeus University, and affiliated researcher at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


I teach and supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and master courses in Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities. I also give courses for the Program for Integration and Migration Studies (PIMS).


My research is broad and includes explorations of southern Scandinavian prehistory, lithic technology, use-wear analyses, residue studies, provenance studies of flint, flint nomenclature and classification, human cognitive evolution, Middle Stone Age, metal crafts, landscape archaeology, materiality and material culture studies, children in prehistory, theory and method, experimental archaeology, public and community archaeology, cultural heritage and cultural environment research, development of the contract archaeological field, historic environment education, cultural heritage and learning, contemporary archaeology, future archaeology, futures literacy, museum studies, cultural heritage and plurality, accessibility and co-creation, archaeology and long-term storage of nuclear waste.


I am the director of the Centre for Applied Heritage at Linnaeus University. I am also affiliated with the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures and one of the founders of our research school GRASCA. I am member of the Swedish National Heritage Board´s research council and chair of the SweDigArch infrastructure. From 2020, I work with the OECD, Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Expert Group on Awareness Preservation after Repository Closure of final deposits for nuclear waste.


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  • Högberg, A., Lombard, M., Gärdenfors, P. (2019). Cumulative Culture : An Integrated Perspective. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.

    Comment on Dietrich Stout, Michael J. Rogers, Adrian V. Jaeggi, and Sileshi Semaw: Archaeology and the Origins of Human Cumulative Culture: A Case Study from the Earliest Oldowan at Gona, Ethiopia


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