Institutionen för Arkeologi och antikens historia

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


An artisanal perspective in archaeology

The question of craftspeople and their role in prehistory has been discussed in many different ways and from different theoretical perspectives.
Presenting an interdiciplinary research project between ceramic art and
archaeology my contribution to archaeology will be at the breakingpoint between different views and perspectives.
Certain forms of practical artisanal knowledge and practical levels of skill are defined within the concept of “tacit knowledge”. I use and widen these definitions to interpret different levels of skill , in my case ceramic artefacts, based on my own tacit knowledge as an educated professional ceramist and archaeologist. Examples of ways in which knowledge of artisanal skill can contribute to archaeological interpretation is an important part of my research.


Research groups

  • Crafts and craftspeople Material culture, objects made by people, lies at the core of the discipline of archaeology. The focus is on studying how things are made but also who ...



  • Member, Forskningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Other tasks and qualifications

Katarina Botwid

Doctoral Student
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Contact information

E-mail katarina.botwidark.luse

Phone +46 46 222 69 18

Mobile +46 73 532 56 34

Room LUX:A115

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00, Lund

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