Susan HydénStudy Adviser

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).

Recent research outputs

Brink, K. (ed.), Susan Hydén (ed.), Kristina Jennbert (ed.), Larsson, L. (ed.) & Deborah Olausson (ed.) 2015 Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University. 250 p. (Acta Archaeologica Lundensia. Series in 8°; vol. 65)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Susan Hydén 2015 Neolithic Diversities : Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden Acta Archaeologica Lundensia, Series in 8o. Brink, K., Hydén, S., Jennbert, K., Larsson, L. & Olausson, D. (eds.). Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University, Vol. 65, p. 224-232

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Susan Hydén 2014 Landscapes, histories and societies in the Northern European Neolithic. Furholt, M., Hinz, M., Mischka, D., Noble, G. & Olausson, D. (eds.). Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der CAU Kiel / Habelt, Vol. Frühe Monumentalität und soziale Differenzierung 4, p. 247-260

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

View All (12)