Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Academic advisor, Centre for Languages and Literature

Please note! I am currently working mainly from home. Please send me an email if you have any questions or call me (+46 46 222 84 65) Monday-Thursday 9.00-12.00.

PhD student in Archaeology

During my many years as a field archaeologist, I have participated in several large scale investigations of settlements, graves and other remains from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages in southern Sweden. These experiences have been useful for my PhD project, which focuses on a large burial site from the Early Neolithic period.


About the research

As a contract archaeologist I have had the opportunity to explore many different types of ancient remains, and my research interest are not limited to any specific period. Archaeology fascinates me as it gives us new perspectives on what it means to be human, while simultaneously giving us insights into foreign worlds. But archaeology also calls for reflection and problematisation. Too often we underestimate the foreignness of the past and unreflectedly project our modern ideas and values onto prehistory.

In my research I explore the different perspectives we use when forming knowledge on the basis of material culture, especially the cultural uses of rocks and minerals. These raw materials, often neglected in archaeological research, had an important role in prehistoric society, and in my PhD project I explore the complex and multi-faceted use of ground stone artefacts in the Early Neolithic period (4000-3300 BC).


Editorships (1)
Book chapters (7)
Reports (4)

Research portal (Lund University)



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Children's Literature
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing Program
Film Studies
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Centre for Languages and Literature

Doctoral Student
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Contact information

E-mail susan.hydensol.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 65

Room SOL:H123

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund (academic advisor)
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (doctoral student)

Internal post code 20

Phone hours

Måndag till torsdag 9-12

Visiting hours

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