Fredrik Ekengren

PhD, Senior Lecturer, PhD, MA, BA

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Archaeology


  • Funerary archaeology, Cultural interaction, Materiality, Iron Age, Viking Age, Early Modern period, New Sweden


I defended my Ph.D. thesis entitled "Ritualization, Hybridization, Fragmentation. The Mutability of Roman Vessels in Germania Magna AD 1-400" in 2009. My research include Iron Age and Early Medieval Europe and Scandinavia, cultural interaction, ritual theory, the archaeology of death and burial, migration and colonialism, the Swedish colony New Sweden in 17th century North America, as well as the role of archaeology in popular culture.


I teach classes in theory and method as well as in the archaeology of Iron Age Europe and Viking Age Scandinavia.

Recent research outputs

Fredrik Ekengren, 2018, (Accepted/In press) Approaching the Dead: Studies on Mortuary Ritual in the Ancient World. de Hemmer Gudme, A. K. & Valkama, K. (eds.). Helsinki Univeristy, (The Finnish Exegetical Society ).

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

Naum, M. (ed.) & Fredrik Ekengren (ed.), 2018, Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. 360 p. (Society for Post Medieval Archaeology Monograph; vol. 10)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Fredrik Ekengren, 2018, Facing Otherness in Early Modern Sweden: Travel, Migration and Material Transformations 1500-1800. Magdalena, N. & Ekengren, F. (eds.). Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, p. 261-288 (The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Monograph; vol. 10).

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

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