Investigating medieval urbanisation through bioarchaeology

Why did the political landscape of northern Europe, within only a few generations, transform from a rural landscape with small market places to a network of advanced urban settlements of high political significance?

Who were the people instigating the transition from rural to urban lifeforms; where did they originate; and how did the social transformation to urbanism affect their way of living?

In this project, we investigate the social complexity of medieval north European urbanisation through bio-archaeological reconstructions of human biographies.

To finance this research, NIKU is developing an application for external funding in collaboration with Museum of Cultural History.

Project period: 2019 – 2021

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    In progress
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