[29 Apr 2013] Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have spent many years studying the remains of a Stone Age community in Karleby outside the town of Falköping, Sweden. The researchers have for example tried to identify parts of the inhabitants¿ diet. Right now they are looking for evidence that fertilisers were used already during the Scandinavian Stone Age, and the results of their first analyses may be exactly what they are looking for.
[30 Oct 2012] In the 1700s-1800s, dysentery was a disease causing many deaths. In fact, in some areas in Sweden 90 percent of all deaths were due to dysentery during the worst outbreaks. A new doctoral thesis in history from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, presents demographic and medical history of the disease.
[22 Mar 2012] On April 18-19 the conference "Decline vs Collapse" takes place on the Faculty of Arts, Gothenburg university. The topic of this conference is collapse in the Late Bronze Age and the Late Antiquity, but will be interesting for scholars working with other periods as this is a recurring theme in the history and prehistory of the Eastern Mediterranean.
[11 Jan 2011] During the first part of the Bronze Age in the Carpathian Basin in Central Europe, a large proportion of the population lived in what are known as tell-building societies. A thesis in archaeology from the University of Gothenburg shows that the leaders of these societies had the ability to combine several sources of power in an effective way in order to dominate the rest of the population, which contributed towards creating a notably stable social system.
[3 Dec 2010] A unique queen's crown with ancient symbols combined with a new method of studying status in Egyptian reliefs forms the basis for a re-interpretation of historical developments in Egypt in the period following the death of Alexander the Great. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) shows that Cleopatra was not ancient Egypt¿s only female pharaoh - Queen Arsinoë II came first, 200 years earlier.