Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I began my professorship in medieval archaeology in 1987. I retired in 2001. Since 1977 I had been regional inspector of ancient monuments in the Province of Göteborg and Bohuslän in West Sweden. During my university studies I specialized on the history of the Middle Ages. My theses for the licentiate degree treated the latin terms of the medieval towns and cities in Sweden, Denmark and Westphalia in Germany. I was project leader for Medeltidsstaden (The Medieval Town Project), which brought together and analysed the archaeological material from the Swedish medieval towns.

My main research field is still the medieval urbanization but I have also been engaged in research about the medieval countryside.

During 1992-1996 I was dean of the faculty of humanities and 1992-1999 head of the faculties of humanities and theology. I became doctor h.c. at Lund university 2001.


About the research

As a member of the the interdisciplinary project Iron Production and State Formation in Sweden 1150-1350 I have written a paper Iron, Town and State Formation which will be published in December 2010. That work will be continued with a more deeper investigation of the iron slag, found at archaeological investigations in Visby and Lödöse.

I am also continuing my medieval urbanization studies.


Books (2)
Editorships (5)
Articles (6)
Book chapters (17)
Reviews (3)
Newspaper articles (1)
Supervision at Lund University (3)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Hans Andersson

Professor Emeritus
Historical Archaeology
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Contact information

E-mail hans.anderssonark.luse

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30