I am an archaeologist and material scientist working at the Archaeology Laboratory 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.
My research focuses on material evidence from the Baltic Sea region from the Neolithic to the late Medieval periods. 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. I also have more than two decades of research experience in Near Eastern archaeology and archaeological fieldwork in Israel and Jordan.
At current I supervise six PhD candidates (seventh completed in 2023) in the History and Cultural Heritage and the Geoscience doctoral programs and coordinate the Archaeological Science study module with Prof. Volker Heyd at the University of Helsinki.
I am also a member of the Ancient Near Eastern Empires (ANEE) Centre of Excellence (2018–2025) archaeology team.