The Swedish Research Council just released the list of researchers who are getting funding this year. The following archaeological projects are on the list.
- Ingela Bergman: Trade, trade routes and Sami settlements — socio-economic networks in northern Sweden AD 1000-1500.
- Gunilla Eriksson: Individual relationships — cultural diversity and interaction in Neolithic Poland.
- Henrik Gerding: Lateres coctiles — the early use of fired brick in Europe.
- Ulf Hansson: “The Linnaeus of Archaeology” — Adolf Furtwängler and the great systematisation of Classical Antiquity.
- Ragnar Hedlund: Propaganda and dialogue — visual media and societies in the Roman empire.
- Kristian Kristiansen: National data base for rock-carving documentation and research.
- Johan Ling: Was copper ore mined in Sweden during the Bronze Age? Reality, mode of thought or myth? A comparative study of lead isotopes between bronze objects and copper ore in Dalsland, Värmland and north-east Småland provinces.
Congratulations, guys! There is almost always somebody on the list that makes me whince and grind my teeth, but not this time. Eriksson and Ling are awesome, they really deserve some dough.