Dr CHARLOTTA HILLERDAL

Dr CHARLOTTA HILLERDAL
MA (Uppsala), PhD (Uppsala)

Lecturer

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Dr CHARLOTTA HILLERDAL
Dr CHARLOTTA HILLERDAL

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The University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology
School of Geosciences
University of Aberdeen
St. Mary’s, Elphinstone Rd
Aberdeen, AB24 3UF
Scotland, UK

Room 204

Biography

Charlotta studied archaeology as well as history of science and ideas at Uppsala University, from where she obtained her MA in 2003. She also spent a year at Södertörn University College studying maritime archaeology. In 2003 she started her PhD-studies at Uppsala University, where she defended her PhD-thesis, People in Between. Ethnicity and Material Culture – a New Approach to Deconstructed concept in 2009. During 2006 she had a leave of absence from her PhD-studies and worked, among other things, as a field archaeologist in Alberta, Canada. Charlotta was appointed Lecturer of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen in 2010.

Research

Research Interests

Periods and Regional Interests

  • Early Medieval Scandinavia and Baltic Sea region
  • Viking Age Russia
  • Contact period Western Canada
  • Alaska

Themes

  • Ethnicity and social identity
  • Scandinavian Viking Age
  • Indigenous archaeology
  • Colonialism and post colonial archaeology
Publications

Publications 

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Contributions to Journals

Articles

  • Britton, K., Knecht, R., Nehlich, O., Hillerdal, C., Davis, RS. & Richards, MP. (2013). 'Maritime adaptations and dietary variation in prehistoric Western Alaska: Stable isotope analysis of permafrost-preserved human hair'. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol 151, no. 3, pp. 448-461.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22284
  • Hillerdal, G. & Hillerdal, C. (2011). 'The Myth About Asbestos and Pharaohs: How we in the natural sciences do not check non-medical "facts"'. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, vol 6, no. 6, pp. S1416.
  • Hillerdal, C. (2006). 'Vikings, Rus, Varangians: The "Varangian Problem" in View of Ethnicity in Archaeology'. Current Swedish Archaeology, vol 14, pp. 87-108.

Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Hillerdal, C. (2016). 'Review: Fibula, Fabula, Fact. The Viking Age in Finland'. Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History, vol 17, pp. 1-5.
    [Link] http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A903301&dswid=-6046
  • Hillerdal, C. (2013). 'Short Reviews: The Archaeology of Medieval Novgorod in Context. Studies in Centre / Periphery Relations'. Medieval Archaeology, vol 57, no. 1, pp. 351.
  • Hillerdal, C. (2011). 'Short Reviews: Viking Age Amulets in Scandinavia and Western Europe'. Medieval Archaeology, vol 55, no. 1, pp. 394.

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Chapters

  • Hillerdal, C., Karlström, A. & Ojala, C-G (2017). Introduction. in C Hillerdal, A Karlström & C-G Ojala (eds), Archaeologies of "Us" and "Them": Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity. Routledge, pp. 1-13.
  • Hillerdal, C. (2017). Politics of Indigeneity. in C Hillerdal, A Karlström & C-G Ojala (eds), Archaeologies of "Us" and "Them": Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity. Routledge, pp. 15-17.
  • Hillerdal, C. (2017). Integrating the past in the present: Archaeology as part of living Yup'ik heritage. in C Hillerdal, A Karlström & C-G Ojala (eds), Archaeologies of "Us" and "Them": Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity. Routledge, pp. 64-79.
  • Hillerdal, C. & Siapkas, J. (2015). Introduction: Debating Archaeological Empiricism. in C Hillerdal & J Siapkas (eds), Debating Archaeological Empiricism: The Ambiguity of Material Evidence. Routledge Studies in Archaeology, Routledge, New York & London, pp. 1-10.
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