Prof. Dr. Berit Valentin Eriksen

ROOTS full member

Schloßinsel 1, 24837 Schleswig
Phone: +49 4621 813-482

I am Scientific Director of the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology in Schleswig. As a prehistorian, I specialise in the archaeology of Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. My multidisciplinary research addresses the intricate relationship between past hunter-gatherer groups and their natural environment. Moreover, I am a specialist in advanced lithic studies with a particular focus on aspects of innovation, cognition, and technology throughout prehistory. I especially focus on the use of flint and stone in early metal using societies, e.g. interfaces of technologies pertaining to different raw materials and manufacturing processes in Bronze Age Scandinavia.

Keywords: Central and Northern Europe, Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Bronze Age, crafts apprenticeship, material culture studies, lithic technology


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