I am an archaeologist who received my PhD from Lund University in 2005. I have worked as a researcher at the Swedish Rock Art Research Archives at the University of Gothenburg and I am currently employed as a Lecturer in Archaeology at Linnaeus University.
My main research interests include the Scandinavian Bronze Age, rock art, and landscape archaeology. In 2017-2019 I was the principal investigator of Storytelling in Rock Art, which was a joint research project including colleagues in Semiotics at Lund University and staff from the Swedish Rock Art Research Archives.
Currently, I am involved in several research projects. One relates to an ongoing rock art tradition in northern Kenya: Samburu Rock Art - A Unique Cultural Heritage is a joint project with the local NGO ‘Empower the Northern Frontier’. Another project, which I run together with colleagues from the universities in Oxford and Gothenburg, studies the deposition of metal objects in the Bronze Age and is called BALMS: Bronze Age Landscapes and Metalwork in Sweden. I am also involved in a pilot project investigating to what extent it is possible to use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect ancient remains: Digitized Ancient Remains Detection.
Article in journal (Refereed)
- Goldhahn, J., Labarawke, S.L., Skoglund, P., Westergren, E. (2020). ‘I Have Done Hundreds of Rock Paintings’ : On the Ongoing Rock Art Tradition among Samburu, Northern Kenya. Cambridge Archaeological Journal.
- Bradley, R., Nimura, C., Skoglund, P. (2020). Meetings Between Strangers in the Nordic Bronze Age : The Evidence of Southern Swedish Rock Art.. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 86. 261-283.
- Ranta, M., Skoglund, P., Persson, T., Gjerde, J.M. (2020). Hunting stories in Scandinavian rock art : Aspects of 'tellability' in the north versus the south. Oxford Journal of Archaeology. 39. 228-246.
- Skoglund, P., Persson, T., Cabak Rédei, A. (2020). A Multisensory Approach to Rock Art : Exploring Tactile and Visual Dimensions in the Southern Scandinavian Rock Art Tradition. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 86. 95-110.
- Nimura, C., Skoglund, P., Bradley, R. (2020). Navigating Inland : Bronze Age Watercraft and the Lakes of Southern Sweden. European Journal of Archaeology. 23. 186-206.
- Redei, A.C., Skoglund, P., Persson, T. (2020). Seeing different motifs in one picture : Identifying ambiguous figures in South Scandinavian Bronze Age rock art. Cogent Arts and Humanities. 7. 1-21.
- Rédei, A.C., Skoglund, P., Persson, T. (2019). Applying cartosemiotics to rock art : An example from Aspeberget, Sweden. Social Semiotics. 29. 543-556.
- Ranta, M., Skoglund, P., Redei, A.C., Persson, T. (2019). Levels of Narrativity in Scandinavian Bronze Age Petroglyphs. Cambridge Archaeological Journal. 29. 497-516.
- Skoglund, P., Nimura, C., Bradley, R. (2017). Interpretations of footprints in the Bronze Age rock art of south Scandinavia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 83. 289-303.
- Skoglund, P. (2017). Ships and adzes in Scandinavian rock art : a note on shipbuilding in the Bronze Age. Lund archaeological review. 23. 151-162.
Chapter in book (Refereed)
- Sabatini, S., Brorsson, T., Skoglund, P. (2020). Clay, Burial Urns, and Social Distinction in Late Bronze Age Southern Scandinavia. Contrasts of the Nordic Bronze Age : Essays in Honour of Christopher Prescott. Turnhout, Brepols. 233-246.
- Skoglund, P. (2018). Settlements, gathering places and burial grounds : Changes in landscape organisation around 1200 BC in Scania, southern Scandinavia. Status og samfundsstruktur i yngre bronzealders kulturlandskab : Seminarrapport fra seminaret "Status og samfundsstruktur i yngre bronzealders kulturlandskab" afholdt i Viborg, 2.-3. marts 2016. Viborg, Viborg Museum. 49-58.
- Skoglund, P., Ling, J. (2017). Introduction. North Meets South : Theoretical Aspects on the Northern and Southern Rock Art Traditions in Scandinavia. Oxford, Oxbow Books. VII-X.
- Skoglund, P. (2017). Axes and Longdistance Trade : Scania and Wessex in the Early Second Millennium BC. North Meets South : Theoretical Aspects on the Northern and Southern Rock Art Traditions in Scandinavia. Oxford, Oxbow Books. 199-213.
Chapter in book (Other academic)
Article, book review (Other academic)
- Skoglund, P. (2018). Review: The Metal Hoard from Pile in Scania Sweden : Place, Things, Time, Metals, and Worlds around 2000 BCE. Kuml : Årbog for Jysk Arkæologisk Selskab. Aarhus, Jysk Arkæologisk Selskab. 296-298.
- Skoglund, P. (2017). Joakim Goldhahn . Sagaholm: north European Bronze Age rock art and burial ritual. 2016. viii+140 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-264-8 paperback £36.. Antiquity. Cambridge University Press. 91. 818-819.