Archaeology is a multidisciplinary field for the studying the human past and in the University of Turku research is closely interlinked with other fields in the humanities, such as history. Teaching focuses on theoretical and methodological aspects of archaeology, and a heavy emphasis is placed on field work, such as archaeological excavations.
Ph.D., FSA, Visa Immonen (UTU)
Professor of Archaeology
My research focuses on medieval material culture, especially luxury consumption, and I'm also engaged in cultural heritage studies.
Ph.D. Henrik Asplund (UTU)
University Research Fellow
Research interests: Prehistoric archaeology, archaeology of the Early Metal Period.
Ph.D. Janne Harjula (UTU)
My primary research interests are related to the material culture of the Middle Ages and later historical periods in Finland and the Baltic region.
MA Juha Ruohonen (UTU)
My research focuses on Late Iron Age, Medieval and Post-Medieval rural communities, especially to the study of christianisation process, organisation of the church and burial customs in Finland, Lapland and Karelia.
MA Riku Kauhanen (UTU)
Studying the material remains and folklore regarding the campsites of so called "käpykaarti" ("pine cone guard" / "forest guard"), military deserters during Continuation War 1941–1944.
MA, MSc Jussi Kinnunen (UTU)
My primary research interests are building and urban archaeology in the Middle Ages and the Late Iron Age in Finland and in the Baltic sea area. I am also geologist and I use GIS, 3D-modelling, UAV, TLS and geophysical research methods.
MA Heini Kirjavainen (UTU)
My research focuses on archaeological textile material and fibre analysis of textile and fibre finds.
MA Ville Mantere (UTU)
In my research I study the significance of the elk (Alces alces) in Northern Europe during the Stone Age and the Early Bronze Age.