Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Exploring the Archaeological Migration Narrative: The Introduction of Farming and Animal Husbandry in Southern Norway


Future 2021/2022 Humanities - Theology


The project aims to create an interdisciplinary dialogue to bring the dominant archaeological and archaeogenetic migration narrative up to date with the archaeological and anthropological discourse on human mobilities, identities and social change and to further explore its implications for our understanding of human movements in prehistory. We will especially focus on interlinking the archaeological material of southern Norway, in the contexts of the larger region of northwestern Europe during the 4th and 3rd millennium BC. The emphasis will be on the role human mobility and migration in the introduction and establishment of farming and animal husbandry. This region has so far not played a sufficiently important role in the development of more general models of prehistoric migration, yet we believe its unique characteristics could strongly impact the direction of research more widely.


  • Bergsvik, Knut Andreas
    Professor University of Bergen (UiB) 2021/2022
  • Burmeister, Stefan
    Dr. Museum und Park Kalkriese 2021/2022
  • Fernandez-Dominguez, Eva
    Associate Professor Durham University 2021/2022
  • Frieman, Catherine J.
    Associate Professor Australian National University 2021/2022
  • Ion, Alexandra
    Researcher Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology 2021/2022
  • Iversen, Rune
    Associate Professor Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen 2021/2022
  • Johannsen, Niels Nørkjær
    Associate Professor Aarhus University 2021/2022
  • Kirleis, Wiebke
    Professor Kiel University 2021/2022
  • Krause-Kyora, Ben
    Professor Kiel University 2021/2022
  • Lechterbeck, Jutta
    Associate Professor University of Stavanger (UiS) 2021/2022
  • Nyland, Astrid Johanne
    Associate Professor University of Stavanger (UiS) 2021/2022
  • Richards, Martin
    Professor University of Huddersfield 2021/2022
  • Schülke, Almut
    Associate Professor University of Oslo (UiO) 2021/2022
  • Sjögren, Karl-Göran
    Dr. The University of Gothenburg 2021/2022
  • Solheim, Steinar
    Associate Professor University of Oslo (UiO) 2021/2022
  • Vander Linden, Marc
    Senior Lecturer Bournemouth University 2021/2022

Group leader

  • Martin Furholt

    Title Professor Institution University of Oslo (UiO) Year at CAS 2021/2022
  • Daniela Hofmann

    Title Associate Professor Institution University of Bergen (UiB) Year at CAS 2021/2022