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Project Participants

Sophie Bergerbrant

Department of Historical studies, Gothenburg University

Sophie Bergerbrant is an archaeologist with extensive experience relating to Late Neolithic and Bronze Age burial practices, society and identity.

She completed an M.Phil. in archaeology at the University of Cambridge in 1996 and defended her Ph.D. thesis, Bronze Age Identities: Costume, Conflict and Contact in Northern Europe 1600-1300 BC, at Stockholm University in 2007. In post-doctoral work, Sophie has participated in two large-scale EU-funded projects: the first in Trondheim, where she worked with textiles and textile production in the Hera-funded project Creativity and Craft production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe; the second in Gothenburg, where she participated in the ERC-funded project The Rise: transmissions and transformations in temperate northern Europe during the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC: the rise of Bronze Age societies.

She is a specialist in Bronze Age archaeology and is especially interested in research questions concerning mobility, human-animal relations, identity, gender, health, textile and textile production.

Karin Margarita Frei

National Museum of Denmark

Karin Margarita Frei is currently a Senior Researcher at The National Museum of Denmark. She holds a Ph.D. in Archaeometry and an M.Sc. in Geology/Geochemistry, both from the University of Copenhagen. She has been part of the management group at The Danish National Research Foundation´s Centre for Textile Research (CTR) at the University of Copenhagen. During her Ph.D. studies she developed a new method to trace the provenance of the raw materials in prehistoric textiles by applying the strontium isotopic tracing system. Her ground-breaking research was awarded with the international prize for the best Ph.D. in Archaeometry in 2011 in the University of Liege, Belgium by the Groupe des Méthodes Pluridisciplinaires Contribuant à l’Archéologie (GMPCA). She has also received several awards for her interdisciplinary research, including the For Women in Science 2012 prize granted by L’Oréal Denmark and UNESCO at the Danish Royal Academy of Science; Best Danish Research of the Year 2015 awarded by scientific newspaper Ingeniøren; and the Eilschou Holms Award 2015 granted by the Royal Nordic Academy of Ancient texts.

Karin’s work involves the application of strontium isotope analyses in archaeology on human and animal material as well as other organic archaeological material such as textiles and wood. Her primary interests are therefore mobility and trade throughout prehistory.

Serena Sabatini

Department of Historical studies, Gothenburg University

Serena Sabatini is an archaeologist with broad research interests and expertise both in the north European and the Mediterranean Bronze Age world. She works on issues relating to long distance contacts, trade and exchange during the Bronze Age in continental Europe and in the Mediterranean region. Serena has also conducted extensive research on burial practices, identity and society in the Late Bronze and the Early Iron Age both in Northern Europe and in the Italian Peninsula.

She has a Masters degree in Archaeology from La Sapienza University of Rome (1999) and earned her Ph.D. (thesis title: House urns A European Late Bronze Age trans-cultural Phenomenon) from the University of Gothenburg in 2007. Since then she has participated in and/or coordinated several research projects/networks of both local and international character. From 2012-2016 she conducted post-doc research within the ERC-funded project The Rise: transmissions and transformations in temperate northern Europe during the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC: the rise of Bronze Age societies. Thanks to her work within The Rise, Serena’s expertise now also includes Bronze Age textile production and trade, particularly in the Mediterranean.

Serena’s interests and experience also include Heritage Studies and pedagogy.

Collaboration partners

Matrica Múzeum, Hungary
Museo Civico Archeologico Etnologico di Modena, Italy
The Archaeological Park and Montale Terramare Open-air Museum
National Museum of Denmark

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