Celebrating 100 Years of Archaeology at the University of Helsinki

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Celebrating 100 Years of Archaeology at the University of Helsinki. Past, Present, and Future
Toim. Liisa Kunnas, Marko Marila, Volker Heyd, Elisabeth Holmqvist, Kristin Ilves, Antti Lahelma and Mika Lavento
Suomen Muinaismuistoyhdistys
Iskos 27
Tampere 2023, 361 s.
The publication marks 100 years of uninterrupted disciplinary development in archaeological research at the University of Helsinki. During that time, archaeology as an academic field has changed a lot, but much remains the same.

The articles in this volume have been divided into five sections. Section one explores the foundations and formations of the discipline from the latter half of the 19th century until the early 1980s, and is mainly structured around biographies of those members of staff who were instrumental to the establishment of the department into a research institution independent from its historical ties with the Finnish Heritage Agency.

Section two is focused on the increasing internationalisation of research, and looks into research projects and collaboration with researchers in areas outside of Finland, more specifically on the African continent, in South America, the Near East, and Russia.

Section three examines the specialisation of archaeology into subfields such as landscape archaeology, conflict archaeology, maritime archaeology, osteoarchaeology, and artefact studies.

Section four is a collection of reflections of a more personal nature on those aspects of research that normally remain uncommunicated in publications, such as interpersonal relationships, professional growth, or just plain love for archaeology.

Finally, section flve provides two essays with a forward-looking perspective on the current state and future of archaeology at the University of Helsinki.
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ISBN 978-952-6655-39-0
ISSN 0355-3108
Publisher Suomen Muinaismuistoyhdistys
Series Iskos
Published (year) 2023
Cover Softcover
Type of Binding Softcover binding
Languages english
Disciplines Archaeology
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