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Johan Ling


Johan Ling
Professor , Föreståndare
Akademisk grad: Docent,
031-786 2974

Postadress: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Institutionen för historiska studier (Mer information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

Om Johan Ling

Johan Ling is a professor, director and lecturer at the Department of Historical studies, at the University of Gothenburg. Professor Ling is a specialist in the Bronze Age archaeology with experience in leading large international research teams. His interdisciplinary publication profile includes provenancing of ancient metal, dating and interpreting Scandinavian Rock art, and Bronze Age maritime trade. Ling’s main internationally-recognized contribution is in the field of provenance studies of ancient metals, with a second established record of expertise in the dating and interpreting Scandinavian Rock Art. Ling has built up the first major platform and a team of researchers for provenancing ancient copper alloys in Scandinavia. Hitherto, 400 artefacts have been analyzed (Ling et. al 2013; 2014; Melheim et al. 2018, Ling et. al 2019). Ling’s contributions to our understanding of the sources and trade of copper during the Bronze Age has set a new research agenda, through his research focusing on the maritime dimensions of Bronze Age trade (Ling et al. 2017, Ling et al. 2018). His contributions in this field of research move significantly beyond the state of the art.

Prof. Ling is also director of the Rock Art Research Archives (SHFA)(www.shfa.se) connected to the Dep of Historical studies, university of Gothenburg. SHFA's activities span several different areas and can be summarized according to the following layout.
• SHFA is the only national research infrastructure that is responsible for research, documentation and training of rock carvings in Sweden.
• SHFA aims to digitize, present and archive the rock carvings for researchers and the general public. At present there are about 120,000 files with images and documents scanned in SHFA's image and archive databases on rock carvings from all over Sweden but also Denmark, Italy and Norway. (see also www.shfa.se).
• In collaboration with the Center for Digital Humanities and Chalmers, SHFA has a rather advanced project that focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning of rock carving documentation.
• SHFA collaborates with a number of national and international infrastructures, research groups and non-academic organizations.
In summary, Professor Lings profile is exemplary in combining methodological mastery of the most recent and advanced techniques in both rock art 3D documentation and cutting-edge metallurgical analyses of bronzes and through years of collaborative research on metals provenance and rock art, he has assembled an outstanding international team of specialists and consultants




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Senaste publikationer

Moving metals IV: Swords, metal sources and trade networks in Bronze Age Europe
Johan Ling, Eva Hjärthner-Holdar, Lena Grandin, Zofia Stos-Gale, Kristian Kristiansen et al.
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports , Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2019
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

The Provenance, Use, and Circulation of Metals in the European Bronze Age: The State of Debate
Miljana Radivojević, Benjamin W. Roberts, Ernst Pernicka, Zofia Stos-Gale, Marcos Martinón-Torres et al.
Journal of Archaeological Research, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2019
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

The role of pre-Norsemen in trade and exchange of commodities in Bronze Age Europe
Anne Lene Melheim, Johan Ling, Zofia Stos-Gale, Eva Hjärthner-Holdar, Lena Grandin
Metals, minds and mobility : integrating scientific data with archaeological theory / edited by Xosé-Lois Armada, Mercedes Murillo-Barroso, Mike Charlton., Oxford, Oxbow books, Kapitel i bok 2019
Kapitel i bok

A triangular Middle Bronze Age trade system of amber, copper and tin 1500‑1300 BC
Kristian Kristiansen, Johan Ling
In Bakels, C.C., Q.P.J. Bourgeois, D.R. Fontijn and R. Jansen (eds) 2018. Local Communities in the Big World of Prehistoric Northwest Europe, Leiden, Sidestone Press, Kapitel i bok 2018
Kapitel i bok

Rock Art, Secret Societies, Long-Distance Exchange and Warfare in Bronze Age Scandinavia
Johan Ling, Richard Chacon, Yamilette Chacon
Prehistoric warfare and violence : quantitative and qualitative approaches / Andrea Dolfini, Rachel J. Crellin, Christian Horn, Marion Uckelmann, editors., Cham, Springer International Publishing, Kapitel i bok 2018
Kapitel i bok

A sea beyond Europe to the north and west.
Johan Ling, John Koch
Giving the past a future : essays in archaeology and rock art ; studies in honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu / edited by James Dodd and Ellen Meijer., Oxford, Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, Kapitel i bok 2018
Kapitel i bok

Maritime Mode of Production Raiding and Trading in Seafaring Chiefdoms
Johan Ling, T. Earle, Kristian Kristiansen
Current Anthropology, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2018
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

Moving metals III: Possible origins for copper in Bronze Age Denmark based on lead isotopes and geochemistry
L. Melheim, L. Grandin, P. O. Persson, K. Billström, Zofia Stos-Gale et al.
Journal of Archaeological Science, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2018
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

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Boundaries, Flows and Connectivities: Mobility and Stasis in the Bronze Age
Michael John Rowlands, Johan Ling
Counterpoint: Essays in Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Honour of Professor Kristian Kristiansen, Oxford , Archaeopress, Kapitel i bok 2013
Kapitel i bok

Structure from the North and content from the South.
Johan Ling, Michael John Rowlands
Art as a source of history - L'arte come sorgente di storia. Ed. Anati, Emmanuel. XXV VALCAMONICA SYMPOSIUM 2013. Capo di Ponte (Bs) ITALY. September 20 to 26, 2013:187-196. EDIZIONE DEL CENTRO., Kapitel i bok 2013
Kapitel i bok

Rock Art and Seascapes in Uppland
Johan Ling
Oxford, Oxbow Books, Bok 2013

Moving metals or indigenous mining?
Johan Ling, Eva Hjärthner-Holdar, Lena Grandin, Kjell Billström, Per-Olof Persson
Journal of Archaeological Science, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2013
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift


War Canoes or Social Units? Human Representation in Rock-Art Ships
Johan Ling
European Journal of Archaeology, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2012
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift


Piloting Time-Tours: Experiences from the Development and Implementation of a Computer Based Exhibition in West Sweden
Per Stenborg, Jonas Tornberg, Johan Ling, Mats Söderström, Chris Sevara et al.
Fusion of Cultures: Abstracts from the XXXVIII Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA2010, edited by F. Javier Melero, Pedro Cano, Jorge Revelles, Paper i proceeding 2010
Paper i proceeding

On the line between Fact and Fiction: Tools and procedures for digital mediation in Cultural Heritage Management
Per Stenborg, Chris Sevara, Jonas Tornberg, Johan Ling, Mats Söderström et al.
COMMUNICATE THE PAST: Ways to present archaeology to the public. Proceedings from the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 14th Annual Meeting, Valletta, Malta 16th to 21th September 2008, edited by Anna Arnberg & Tove Stjärna, Paper i proceeding 2010
Paper i proceeding

Rock Art as Secondary Agent? Society and Agency in Bronze Age Bohuslän
Johan Ling, Per Cornell
Norwegian Archaeological Review, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2010
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

The Palaeoenviroments of Bronze Age Europe
Johan Ling
Organizing Bronze age societies: the Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Scandinavia compared. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Artikel i övriga tidskrifter 2010
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter

Rock art as Social Format
Johan Ling, Per Cornell
Changing pictures: rock art traditions and visions in Northern Europe. Oxford: Oxbow Books, Oxford, Oxbow books, Kapitel i bok 2010
Kapitel i bok

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