Liv Nilsson Stutz

Senior Lecturer

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  • PhD, Archaeology, Lund University, 2004



  • Mortuary archaeology
  • Practice
  • The body
  • Cultural heritage, cultural heritage politics and identity production
  • Repatriation and ethics in archaeology
  • Archaeological method and theory
  • Mesolithic Europe

I am an archaeologist and a biological anthropologist with an interest in the implementation of social theory in archaeology, especially practice theory, body theory and ritual theory. My research related to these interests has been focused in burial archaeology where I have worked with the French metholology Archaeolothanatology, and my study on the mortuary practices in Mesolithic Southern Scandinavia was published as a book: Embodied Rituals and Ritualized Bodies. Tracing ritual practice in late Mesolithic burials (Almqvist and Wiksell Intl. 2003). In 2013 The Handbook for the Archaeology of Death and Burial, for which I am a co-editor, will be published by Oxford University Press. I have recently been involved in field projects in Latvia and Jordan.

I am also interested in ethics and archaeology, cultural heritage politics and identity politics, especially as manifested in the repatriation debate and have published several articles o the topic.

I am an editor for Archaeological Dialogues, a leading journal for debating innovative issues in archaeology. Firmly rooted in European archaeology, it now serves the international academic community discussing the theories and practices of archaeology.


  • ANT101: Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANT190: Good Bodies. Anthropological Perspectives on the Body, Beauty and Discipline
  • ANT324: Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • ANT363: Ritual, it¿s Nature and Culture
  • ANT369: The Anthropology of Death and Burial