About

I am an archaeologist and material scientist working at the University of Helsinki. I hold a PhD (2010) in Archaeological Science from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and a Title of Docent, MA and BA degrees in Archaeology from the University of Helsinki.

Currently, I work as a University Researcher at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies on a Viking period project. I am involved in archaeological fieldwork projects in Finland and the Near East  – I am a member of the Ancient Near Eastern Empires (ANEE) Centre of Excellence (2018–2025).

I coordinate the Archaeological Science study module with Prof. Volker Heyd at the UH commencing in the academic year 2020–2021.

My research interests are broadly in archaeological science, especially in ancient artefacts and craft technologies, and identifying skills transfer and mobility of objects and people in archaeological data.