Kristian Kristiansen

My main research is on the Bronze Age, but also archaeological theory and archaeological heritage are central to my research interests. In my books I have promoted a European perspective on the Bronze Age (Europe before History, 1998, with Thomas Larsson: The Rise of Bronze Age Society (2005), whereas in my archaeological excavations I concentrated on local areas in Sicily, Hungary and Denmark/Sweden (with Timothy Earley:Organising Bronze Age Societies, 2010),). My lateset big project is funded by the European Research Council, about mobility of people and things in the Bronze Age ( Another recent project is the creation of a Research Institute for Rock Art ( ), making primary documentation of rock art accessible to the public. Finally I am engaged in an interdisicplinary collaboration at University of Gothenburg,  called : The Heritage Academy’ to promote research and teaching on cultural heritage (www.Critical Heritage