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Helene   Martinsson-Wallin

Associate Professor
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Campus Gotland
Uppsala University (Sweden)

I’m a Swedish Archaeologist who have specialised in the Prehistory (Stone and Bronze Age)of the Baltic Islands Åland and Gotland and Archaeology of the Pacific with special focus on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Samoa. I have a broad experience of archaeology and cultural heritage management in these both settings and I have worked with contract archaeology, as museum curator, researcher and university lecturer. My interest in archaeology and my curiosity of past material achievements was inspired at young age when I saw runic stone monument every day walking to school. I have since mainly directed my research towards monuments and landscapes to understand the long-time dynamics and complex societies. I would label myself a semi-empirical researcher where I consider the material remains to be a foundation for archaeological research and important to analyse in various ways using methods from natural science but equally important is to understand their place in the landscape and the mindscape of people both then and now. I’m an Associate Professor and University Lecturer and have been the Academic Head of Department at Gotland University since 2008 and have affiliations as Adjunct Professor at The National University of Samoa since 2011 and Honorary Fellow at The Australian National University
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  • Collaborative Project (2005 to 2013)
    Linnaeus-Palme educational exchange — Gotland University and funding by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
    Exchange program between Gotland University and The National University of Samoa directed by Martinsson-Wallin who developed courses in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management in Samoa and the Samoan Colleagues aided in developing an Ethnoarchaeology course at Gotland University. Keywords: Archaeology, Cultural heritage Management, Ethnoarchaeology, Educational exchange
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