Academic advisor, Centre for Languages and Literature

You are very welcome to visit me in room SOL:H125 regarding any questions you might have.

PhD student in Archaeology

During my many years as a field archaeologist, I have participated in several large scale investigations of settlements, graves and other remains from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages in southern Sweden. These experiences have been useful for my PhD project, which focuses on a large burial site from the Early Neolithic period.


About the research

As a contract archaeologist I have had the opportunity to explore many different types of ancient remains, and my research interest are not limited to any specific period. Archaeology fascinates me as it gives us new perspectives on what it means to be human, while simultaneously giving us insights into foreign worlds. But archaeology also calls for reflection and problematisation. Too often we underestimate the foreignness of the past and unreflectedly project our modern ideas and values onto prehistory.

In my research I explore the different perspectives we use when forming knowledge on the basis of material culture, especially the cultural uses of rocks and minerals. These raw materials, often neglected in archaeological research, had an important role in prehistoric society, and in my PhD project I explore the complex and multi-faceted use of ground stone artefacts in the Early Neolithic period (4000-3300 BC).


Editorships (1)
Book chapters (7)
Reports (4)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Academic Advisor at Central and Eastern European Studies, European Studies, German, Russian Studies and Yiddish
  • Programme Administrator at European Studies

Susan Hydén

Academic Advisor
Central and Eastern European Studies
European Studies
Russian Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Doctoral Student
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Programme Administrator
European Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail susan.hydensol.luse

Phone +46 46 222 77 66

Room SOL:H125

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund (academic advisor, programme administrator)
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (doctoral student)

Internal post code 20

Phone hours

Under terminsstider: mån, tors 8.30-9.30

Visiting hours

Under terminstider: mån, tors 10.30-11.30