Helene Martinsson-Wallin

helene.martinsson-wallin@arkeologi.uu.se

I’m a Swedish Archaeologist who has specialised in the Prehistory (Stone and Bronze Age)of the Baltic Islands Åland and Gotland and Archaeology of  the Pacific  with special focus on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Samoa.

I have a broad experience of archaeology and cultural heritage management in these both settings and I have worked with contract archaeology, as museum curator, researcher and university lecturer. My interest in archaeology and my curiosity of past material achievements was inspired at young age when I saw runic stone monument every day walking to school. I have since mainly directed my research towards monuments and landscapes to understand the long-time dynamics and complex societies. I would label myself a semi-empirical researcher where I consider the material remains to be a foundation for archaeological research and important to analyse in various ways using methods from natural science but equally important is to understand their place in the landscape and the mindscape of people both then and now.

I’m an Associate Professor and University Lecturer and have been the Academic Head of Department at Gotland University since 2008 and have affiliations as Adjunct Professor at The National University of Samoa since 2011 and Honorary Fellow at The Australian National University 2015

To see more about my research and maybe download some of my articles:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helene_Martinsson-Wallin

https://uppsala.academia.edu/HeleneMartinssonWallin

Short CV:

Academic degrees:

  • Doctoral degree 1994 in Archaeology (Pacific Archaeology),  Thesis Title: Ahu – Ceremonial Stone Structures on  Easter Island Uppsala University supervisor Professor Bo Gräslund.
  • Master degree 1986, Major: Archaeology, Minors: Osteology, Art History and Geosciences from Uppsala and Stockholm Universities. BA/Honors Thesis: Cremated bones from The Iron Age Grave field of Gribbylund Täby.The Stone Age of Åland,

  • Titles and Academic Affiliations    
  • Associate Professor in Uppsala (2008),
  • Adjunct Professor National University of Samoa (2011).
  • Honorary Fellow at Australian National University (2015)

Current Employment:

  • 2013 (1/7 - ongoing) Senior Lecturer (with Tenure), Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Earlier Employments:

  • 2008(1/9)-2013 (30/6). Senior Lecturer, Gotland University, Department of Archaeology and Osteology  (with Tenure).
  • 2006 (1/1)-2008 (31/7) Deputy Senior Lecturer (50%), Gotland University, Department of Archaeology and Osteology Chief Curator and
  • 1997 (1/1) -2007 (31/7) Associate Professor, Chief Curator and Researcher. The Kon-Tiki Museum Institute for Pacific Archaeology and Cultural History (11.09.00-01.06.01 parental leave)
  • 1992 (1/1) – 1994 (1/6) Doctoral Fellow at Uppsala University.
  • 1981-1986 (all together 3 years during these years). Assisting Archaeologist and Field Director at the Museum of Åland, Finland (Museibyrån).

Administrative assignments:

  • Program director (developer of program) the International Archaeology Program at Gotland University.
  • Academic Head (Ämnesansvarig) Department of Archaeology Gotland University 2008-2010, 2012-2013.
  • Academic Head (Ämnesansvarig), Department of Archaeology and Ancient History Campus Gotland Uppsala University 2013-2014.

  • Wallin, Paul; Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    Gothemshammar - a Late Bronze Age coastal rampart on Gotland

    Part of Fornvännen, p. 65-75, 2018.

  • Anderson, Atholl; Stothert, Karen; Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Wallin, Paul et al.

    Reconsidering Precolumbian Human Colonization In The Galapagos Islands, Republic Of Ecuador

    Part of Latin American antiquity, p. 169-183, 2016.

  • Palmgren, Erik; Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    Analysis of late mid-Neolithic pottery illuminates the presenceof a Corded Ware Culture on the Baltic Island of Gotland

    Part of Documenta Praehistoria, p. 297-310, 2015.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Sciusco, Lorena

    Issues in the Management of Archaeological Heritage in Sāmoa

    Part of The Journal of Samoan Studies, p. 1-16, 2015.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Thomas, Timothy

    Monuments and People in the Pacific

    2014.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    Rapport från arkeologisk undersökning av rösemiljön runt Hägrör, Sanda 13:1.Gotland, 2011.

    2014.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    Rapport från arkeologisk yxboplats Medebys II, Vallstena 156:1, Gotland

    2014.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Wallin, Paul

    Spatial Perspectives on Ceremonial Complexes: Testing Traditional Land Divisions on Rapa Nui

    Part of Monuments and people in the Pacific, p. 317-342, 2014.

    Open access
  • Clark, Geoffrey R.; Reepmeyer, Christian; Melekiola, Nivaleti; Woodhead, Jon et al.

    Stone tools from the ancient Tongan state reveal prehistoric interaction centers in the Central Pacific

    Part of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, p. 10491-10496, 2014.

  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Wallin, Paul; Anderson, Atholl; Solsvik, Reidar et al.

    Chronogeographic Variation in Initial East Polynesian Construction of Monumental Ceremonial Sites

    Part of Journal of island and coastal archaeology, p. 405-421, 2013.

  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Karlström, Anna

    World Heritage and Identity : Three Worlds Meet: a workshop arranged during the VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific : Migration, Identity, and Cultural Heritage

    2012.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    Belonging to a small, remote and special place: Rapa Nui, the long time perspective

    Part of Kon-Tiki Museum. Occasional Papers, p. 41-48, 2011.

  • Wallin, Paul; Martinsson Wallin, Helene

    Monumental Structures and the Spirit of Chiefly Actions

    Part of Time & Mind, p. 43-58, 2011.

  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Wallin, Paul; Apel, Jan

    Prehistoric lifestyles on Gotland: Diachronic and Synchronic perspectives

    Part of Archaeologia Lituana, p. 142-153, 2011.

    Open access
  • Martinsson Wallin, Helene; Wehlin, Joakim; Forsberg, Madeleine; Svensson, Linnéa et al.

    Rapport från arkeologisk undersökning i Rojrskogen 2010: Gotland, Garda och Lau sn. Goks 1:8, RAÄ Garda 1:2-3 och Lau 41:1

    2011.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    The complexity of an archaeological site in Samoa: the past in the present

    Part of Pacific island heritage, p. 101-114, 2011.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    The Samoa Project: archaeological results, local participation and intercultural exchange

    Part of Kon-Tiki Museum. Occasional Papers, p. 33-40, 2011.

  • Martinsson Wallin, Helene

    Baltic Prehistoric Interactions and Transformations: the Neolithic to the Bronze Age

    2010.

    Open access
  • Martinsson Wallin, Helene

    Bronze Age Landscapes on Gotland: Moving from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age Perspective

    Part of Baltic Prehistoric Interactions and Transformations, p. 63-77, 2010.

  • Martinsson Wallin, Helene

    Preface

    Part of Baltic Prehistoric Interactions and Transformations: the Neolithic to the Bronze Age, p. 3-4, 2010.

  • Martinsson Wallin, Helene; Wehlin, Joakim

    Rapport från arkeologisk undersökning i Uggarderojrområdet 2009: Gotland, Rone sn, Uggårda 3:1, RAÄ 10:1,3,4,5

    2010.

    Open access
  • Wallin, Paul; Martinsson Wallin, Helene

    The Gotland Papers: Selected Papers from the VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific : Migration, Identity, and Cultural Heritage

    2010.

    Open access
  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Wallin, Paul

    The story of the only (?) megalith grave on Gotland Island

    Part of Documenta Praehistorica, p. 77-84, 2010.

    Open access
  • Martinsson Wallin, Helene

    Land and sea animal remains from Middle Neolithic Pitted Ware sites on Gotland Island in the Baltic Sea, Sweden

    Part of Islands of Inquiry, p. 171-183, 2008.

    Open access
  • Wallin, Paul; Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    Religious Structures in the Hanga Ho'onu Region

    Part of Prehistoric Rapa Nui, p. 127-166, 2008.

  • Wallin, Paul; Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Clark, Geoffrey

    A Radiocarbon Sequence for Samoan Prehistory and the Pulemelei Mound

    Part of Archaeology in Oceania, p. 71-82, 2007.

  • Wallin, Paul; Martinsson-Wallin, Helene

    Settlement Patterns: Social and Ritual Space in Prehistoric Samoa

    Part of Archaeology in Oceania, p. 83-89, 2007.

  • Martinsson-Wallin, Helene; Paul, Wallin; Clark, Geoffrey

    The excavations of Pulemelei site 2002-2004

    Part of Archaeology in Oceania, p. 41-59, 2007.