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Karl-Göran Sjögren


Karl-Göran Sjögren
+46 31 786 5264

Room number: J655
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Karl-Göran Sjögren

Some of the central themes in my work have been the integration and development of computer-assisted methods and scientific analysis with the interpretation of archaeological data, with a focus on issues like social theory and prehistoric social organisation.

In empirical terms, my work has focussed on different aspects of the Stone Age in Sweden, particularly the Neolithic. A number or works relate to the remarkable concentration of megalithic tombs in the area of Falbygden, where a series of fieldworks have been carried out since the mid 1980’s, with the aim of elucidating the economic and social organisation of the societies that were building these monuments.

On-going work on has taken two directions. First, to revaluate burial practices in Scandinavian megalithic tombs using detailed recording and spatial analysis of human bones in the chambers, and second, to investigate the mobility of humans and domestic animals through isotope analyses. At present, I am also involved in the ERC project ”the Rise of Bronze Age Societies” (http://the-rise.se).

Selected research projects: Falbygdens gånggrifter (Persson & Sjögren 2001), Coast to Coast (published in the coast to coast book series), Anonymous Ancestors? (Ahström & Sjögren in prep), Elit eller kollektiv? (Sjögren, Price & Ahlström 2009).

Latest publications

Strontium and lead isotope studies of faunal and human remains from Kainsbakke and Kirial Bro
Karl-Göran Sjögren, Lutz Klassen, T Douglas Price, Bente Philippsen, Louise Wincentz
The Pitted Ware culture on Djursland. Supra-regional significance and contacts in the Middle Neolithic of southern Scandinavia, Århus, Aarhus university press, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Pest på Falbygden för 5000 år sedan
Karl-Göran Sjögren
Falbygden, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Middle Neolithic economy in Falbygden, Sweden. Preliminary results from Karleby Logården.
Karl-Göran Sjögren, Tony Axelsson, Maria Vretemark
Müller, Johannes, Martin Hinz, Maria Wunderlich (eds): Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe,vol2. Proceedings of the international conference »Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe« (16th–20th June 2015) in Kiel., Bonn, Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Mapping human mobility during the third and second millennia BC in present-day Denmark
Karin M Frei, Sophie Bergerbrant, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Marie Louise Jörkov, Niels Lynnerup et al.
PLoS ONE, Journal article 2019
Journal article

The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene
M. Sikora, V. V. Pitulko, V. C. Sousa, M. E. Allentoft, L. Vinner et al.
Nature, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Unraveling ancestry, kinship, and violence in a Late Neolithic mass grave
H. Schroeder, A. Margaryan, M. Szmyt, B. Theulot, P. Wlodarczak et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Journal article 2019
Journal article

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Megaliths, settlement and subsistence in Bohuslän, Sweden
Karl-Göran Sjögren
Burenhult, G. & Westergaard, S. (eds). "Formal disposal of the dead in Atlantic Europe during the Mesolithic-Neolithic interface 6000-3000 BC. Proceedings of the Stones and Bones Conference", sligo, Ireland, may 1-5, 2002, Conference contribution 2003
Conference contribution


Gånggriften vid Frälsegården i Gökhem : fortsatta undersökningar 2001
Karl-Göran Sjögren
Falbygden : årsbok. Utgiven av Falbygdens hembygds- och fornminnesförening , Falköping, Falbygdens hembygds- och fornminnesförening, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

Falbygdens gånggrifter. Del 1. Undersökningar 1985-1998
Per Persson, Karl-Göran Sjögren
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Book 2001


Nils Månsson Mandelgrens teckningar av gånggrifter på Falbygden : "han är oförskämd och obehaglig att se och höra"
Tony Axelsson, Karl-Göran Sjögren
Falbygden : årsbok. Utgiven av Falbygdens hembygds- och fornminnesförening , Falköping, Falbygdens hembygds- och fornminnesförening, Chapter in book 2000
Chapter in book


Från kust till kust - stenålderssamhällen i förändring
Karl-Göran Sjögren
Fynd : tidskrift för Göteborgs arkeologiska museum och Fornminnesföreningen i Göteborg , Magazine article 1999
Magazine article

Om begreppet mellanteori
Karl-Göran Sjögren
Glyfer och arkeologiska rum : en vänbok till Jarl Nordbladh. Red. Anders Gustafsson & Håkan Karlsson (GOTARC. Serie A, 3), Göteborg, Göteborg University, Chapter in book 1999
Chapter in book


Nya gånggriftsundersökningar på Falbygden : några aspekter
Karl-Göran Sjögren
In situ : västsvensk arkeologisk tidskrift , Journal article 1998
Journal article

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