Advancing archaeology with multi-disciplinary analysis

November 7, 09:00 – 16:50


Ancient DNA Unit at SciLifeLab
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Humanistiska Teatern
Engelska parken
Uppsala, 75238 Sweden

Advancing archaeology with multi-disciplinary analysis

November 7, 2024 @ 09:00 16:50 CET

Archaeology thrives on its intrinsic interdisciplinary nature, drawing from a diverse range of scientific disciplines. SciLifeLab, together with ArchLab, Sweden’s newly initiated national research infrastructure for archaeological laboratories, plays a key role in advancing these investigations by providing access to a wide array of analytical tools and methodologies.

The aim of this symposium is to demonstrate and discuss the powerful combination of techniques such as DNA analysis, isotope analysis, dating methodologies, palaeobotany, osteological analysis, spatial analysis, and environmental archaeology, to address key research questions concerning the past.

SciLIfeLab Ancient DNA Foto. Mikael Wallerstedt

Attendance is free of charge and on-site participation includes lunch and coffee but registration is required.


Detailed program is in preparation. The event will take place at the Humanities Theater, Uppsala, and online attendance will be available.

The symposium will include keynote presentations, research presentations and a panel discussion on the benefits, challenges and potential of multidisciplinary analysis. Support provided by SciLifeLab and ArchLab will be presented, and consultation with their representatives will be available.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Mari Tõrv, University of Tartu, Estonia

Matthew Collins, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


SciLifeLab Ancient DNA unit, together with ArchLab and SweDigArch national research infrastuctures, the Centre for Palaeogenetics, and the Uppsala University Human Evolution research program. Contact: Magnus Lundgren,

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Engelska parken
Uppsala, 75238 Sweden

Last updated: 2024-05-06

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