Satu Koivisto is an archaeologist with a particular interest in wetlands. She received her PhD from the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2017 and a qualification as a docent in wetland archaeology from the University of Turku in 2022.
Her research focuses on northern European Mesolithic and Neolithic archaeology, with an emphasis on paludified and submerged sites, the preservation of organic materials, and the multidisciplinary study of waterlogged sedimentary archives. She has also directed archaeological fieldwork in Finland for more than 15 years.
Satu is going to explore the prehistoric fishing methods in the Syltholm Fjord area in detail, focusing on the wooden fish weirs and the changes in fishing technologies through time – from the Late Mesolithic to the Bronze Age.
Daniel Groß is research coordinator and curator at the Museum Lolland-Falster and specialised wetland sites and human-environment interactions in the northern European Stone Age.
He studied at the University of Hamburg and was awarded a PhD from the University of Kiel in 2014. From 2011 to 2021, he worked at the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology in Schleswig, Germany, before taking over his current role at the Museum Lolland-Falster in 2021.
Daniel is the project leader and responsible for the administration and formal organization of SylFish. He will also contribute with the contextual analysis and social interpretation of the findings from the project.
Marie Brinch is an archaeologist and curator at Museum Lolland-Falster. She studied at the University of Copenhagen where she received her MA in prehistoric archaeology in 2011. Since then, she has been working at Museum Lolland-Falster both directing archaeological fieldwork as well as making exhibitions and general dissemination and outreach.
Marie is responsible for the dissemination of research and general outreach in relations to the SylFish project.
Ulrich Schmölcke works as an archaeozoologist at the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA) in Schleswig, Germany.
His main field of research is the reconstruction of changes in the natural vertebrate fauna of the western Baltic Sea region. In his publications, he often touches on the consequences of human activities on the natural environment, anthropogenic destruction, and the creation of ecological niches.
Ulrich is involved in the identification, analysis, and comparison of large fish bone assemblages from the numerous sites in the micro-region. Finally, his studies will provide reconstructions of the palaeoenvironmental development in the Syltholm Fjord and its relationship to human activities.
Harry Robson is a field to laboratory archaeologist who is interested in examining diachronic trends in prehistoric coastal exploitation. For over a decade he has primarily undertaken research on the prehistory of the Baltic region, especially the Mesolithic and Neolithic shell middens of Denmark.
Harry has been involved in both their excavation and post-excavation analyses, including the zooarchaeological analysis of fish remains, stable isotopic analysis of faunal and human remains, incremental growth line analysis of shellfish and the organic residue analysis of ceramics.
Harry will be undertaking stable isotopic analysis of fish remains for the Sylfish project.
Bente Philippsen is the leader of the National Laboratory for Age Determination at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. After studying physics and archaeology, she received a PhD from Aarhus University in 2012.
From 2012 to 2022, she has had several post doc and other short-term positions as physicist and/or archaeologist at research institutions and museums, centering around radiocarbon dating and other methods for scientific archaeology. She also worked at Museum Lolland-Falster, including the Femern project.
Bente will take care of the chronologies needed for SylFish, from site level to supra-regional developments, based on new and legacy radiocarbon dates.
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