I am Associate Professor/Reader in Archaeological Science, the Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden.
My primary research interest is on prehistoric cultures of food and subsistence. Analytically I am working within the field of biomolecular archaeology, more specifically with the chemical characterisation of organic residues found adhering onto and adsorbed into ceramic vessels and anthropogenic soils. In this work I advocate an integrated approach, including â€œtraditionalâ€ archaeological evidence, the application of several analytical techniques, contextual considerations both for the selection of sampling strategies and analyses, and for the interpretations of data. Since my dissertation in 2000 I have been the leader of two research projects; Tracing Ancient Vegetable Food, with funds from the Swedish Royal Academy of Science, and By House and Hearth, financed by the Swedish Research Council. Between 2002 and 2007 I have had a junior research fellowship (Swe. forskarassistenttjÃ¤nst) at the Archaeological Research Laboratory, also financed by the Swedish Research Council. From this year (2007) and for the next three years I will lead the project A Spartan way of life? On the culture of food in Bronze Age Sweden, again funded by the Swedish Research Council. From 2007 I am also engaged in the project Cultaptation â€“ â€œDynamics and adaptation in human cumulative cultureâ€, financed by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme.