Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson

researcher at Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology

Email:
charlotte.hedenstierna-jonson[AT-sign]arkeologi.uu.se
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H

Postal address:
Box 626
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Researcher and Co-investigator of the Viking Phenomenon research project where I coordinate work in the sub-project Viking Economics aiming at exploring the economy and organisation of Viking raids and their impact when shaping Scandinavian identities. Key issues relate to how the raids were structured, including comparative studies on piracy, what role women played and the importance of slave-taking and trafficking, both when raiding and in society at large.

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Biography

I am a researcher and part of the Viking Phenomenon research project. I studied at the Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm University, and presented a PhD thesis in 2006 on the Birka Warrior – the material culture of a martial society. With a background in field archaeology and as senior curator at the Swedish History Museum (SHM) I have held research fellowships at SHM, Stockholm University and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) in Mainz. Previous research projects have focused on warfare, identities, mobility and material culture in Late Iron Age – Viking Age societies. Most recently I was part of the interdisciplinary ATLAS-project aiming at unravelling human prehistory within present day Sweden by combining archaeology, physical anthropology and genetics.

Publications

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