Blue Archaeology. Assembling the cultural and natural heritage of submerged Stone-Age Seascapes in Sweden
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- History and Archaeology
this period and position its wider scientific impact. Three broad questions arises.
What are the actual distribution, potential and threat of submerged landscapes and its settlement remains in Swedish waters?
How can digital archaeology enhance visualization, documentation, interpretation and communication of submerged landscapes and underwater settlement remains?
How can empirical and theoretical archaeology of submerged landscapes take other ”blue” fields into account, and what models, infrastructures and competencies are needed?
In order to answer the above a research group from different fields must be formed; researchers from archaeology and the cultural heritage sector, GIS-and 3Dvisualization specialists, bioarchaeologists, divers etc. The project is based at Lund University, Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History. During four years it will accomplish four work packages ranging from the historical and theoretical, to the empirical and under water technical. During year 2 and 3 test excavations will be conducted. In order to assess degradation a unique sonar-mapping program will be employed. The proposed project will considerably increase our archaeological knowledge, and also propose a valid cultural heritage management strategy.
The primary purpose of the project is to increase and describe the existing knowledge of Early Holocene submerged landscapes and settlements within the sea territory of Sweden. The project is designed to assemble, test and develop transdisciplinary practices to acquire a reliable base of knowledge, valid not only for archaeological researchers or the cultural heritage sector; but for palaeoecologists, climate researchers and marine planners. This is a step towards a ”Blue Archaeology”.
The main area of research is the Baltic Sea. However, during 2018 the project expanded to some exploratory fieldwork in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Here research agenda and methods are tested in a new setting.
|Short title||Blue Archaeology|
|Effective start/end date||2016/10/01 → 2022/12/31|
- Björn Nilsson - Digital Archaeology Laboratory DARK Lab (PI)
- Svante Björck - Quaternary Sciences (Researcher)
- Johannes Edvardsson - BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate (Researcher)
- Anton Hansson - Quaternary Sciences (Researcher)
- Giacomo Landeschi - Archaeology (Researcher)
- Magnell, Ola (Researcher)
- Peter Norman - Archaeology (Researcher)
- Arne Sjöström - Archaeology (Research student)
2013/08/15 → 2018/06/15
Related research output
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (compilation)
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organisation of workshop/ seminar/ course
Björn Nilsson (Recipient), 2016 Jun 1
Prizes and Distinctions: Prize (including medals and awards)