Karl-Johan Lindholm

Karl-Johan LindholmKarl-johan.lindholm@arkeologi.uu.se

My main research interest is to bridge the socio-environmental interface by interdisciplinary research and long-term understandings of landscapes and land-use in agriculturally marginal regions in southern and eastern Africa and in Europe. I apply historical ecology, integrated landscape analysis and critical historical analysis in order to situate current landscape policy in historical contexts with bearing on current approaches to the sustainable management of biocultural heritage and natural resources. An additional interest is the combination of archaeology, rural development and landscape studies aiming for a better understanding of past and present forms of collective action and cooperative natural resource management. I am also engaged in archaeological approaches towards pastoralism and method development for integrated landscape analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).  I convene the departmental research cluster Global Historical Ecology, member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the global research network Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE) and editor of the Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Ongoing research

Principal investigator: Laser scanned elevation data and AI: a research and development project (Riksantikvarieämbetet/National Heritage Board F2020-0008).

Principal investigator: Contesting Marginality: The Boreal Forest of Inland Scandinavia and the Worlds Outside, AD – 1500 AD (Swedish Research Council 2017-01483) Follow us on Facebook

Principal investigator: Explorative Imaginaries; Communicating the biocultural heritage of the forests (Riksbankens jubileumsfond KOM18-1380:1) Follow us on Facebook

Co-investigator: TerraNova. The European Landscape Learning Initiative: Past and Future Environments and Energy Regimes shaping Policy Tools. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (EU, Horizon 2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN 813904)

Co-investigator: Biocultural Heritage in Mozambique: developing new heritage industries. Training Partnership between Universidade Eduardo Mondlane & Uppsala University (Sida 198)

Completed externally funded research projects

Principal investigator: 2012-16 Commons as Hidden Resources - Analysing the Shifting Roles of the Commons in Rural Development Processes (Formas 251-2011-900)

Principal investigator: 2001-06 Wells of Experience: A pastoral land-use history of Omaheke, Namibia (Sida/SAREC SWE-2000-353B)

  • Nikulina, Anastasia; MacDonald, Katharine; Scherjon, Fulco; A. Pearce, Elena et al.

    Tracking Hunter-Gatherer Impact on Vegetation in Last Interglacial and Holocene Europe: Proxies and Challenges

    Part of Journal of archaeological method and theory, 2022.

    Open access
  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan; Ersmark, Erik; Hennius, Andreas; Lindgren, Sakarias et al.

    Contesting Marginality: The Boreal Forest of Middle Scandinavia and the Worlds Outside

    Part of The Medieval Globe, p. 9-34, 2021.

    Open access
  • Hatlestad, Kailin; Wehlin, Joakim; Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Coping with Risk: A Deep-Time Perspective on Societal Responses to Ecological Uncertainty in the River Dalälven Catchment Area, Sweden

    Part of Land, 2021.

    Open access
  • Hatlestad, Kailin

    Dalarna län 14C dates and KDE .txt results: Dataset: Coping with Risk. A Deep-Time Perspective on Societal Responses to Ecological Uncertainty in the River Dalälven Catchment Area in Sweden


    Open access
  • Eriksson, Ove; Arnell, Matilda; Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Historical Ecology of Scandinavian Infield Systems

    Part of Sustainability, 2021.

    Open access
  • Dögg Eddudottir, Sigrun; Svensson, Eva; Nilsson, Stefan; Ekblom, Anneli et al.

    The history of settlement and agrarian land use in a boreal forest in Värmland, Sweden, new evidence from pollen analysis

    Part of Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 2021.

    Open access
  • Ljungkvist, John; Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Den stora jakten

    Part of Populär arkeologi, p. 10-13, 2020.

  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan; Fernandez, Nestor; Svenning, Jens-Christian; Pereira, Henrique et al.

    TERRANOVA: a landscape-based response to the main challenges of our time: POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

    Part of Zenodo, p. 1-20, 2020.

    Open access
  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan; Ekblom, Anneli

    A framework for exploring and managing biocultural heritage

    Part of Anthropocene, 2019.

  • Ekblom, Anneli; Shoemaker, Anna; Gillson, Lindsey; Lane, Paul et al.

    Conservation through Biocultural Heritage-Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa

    Part of Land, 2019.

    Open access
  • Eriksson, Ove; Ekblom, Anneli; Lane, Paul; Lennartsson, Tommy et al.

    Concepts for Integrated Research in Historical Ecology

    Part of Issues and Concepts in Historical Ecology: ThePast and Future of Landscapes and regions, p. 145-181, 2018.

  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Environing: The Archaeology of ‘Real Life’ Remains

    Part of The Resilience of Heritage, p. 243-258, 2018.

    Open access
  • Ekblom, Anneli; Isendahl, Christian; Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    The Resilience of Heritage: Cultivating a Future of the Past : Essays in Honour of Professor Paul J. J. Sinclair

    Uppsala University, 2018.

  • Sandström, Emil; Ekman, Ann-Kristin; Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Commoning in the periphery: The role of the commons for understanding rural continuities and change

    Part of International Journal of the Commons, 2017.

    Open access
  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan; Ljungkvist, John

    The bear in the grave: Exploitation of Top Predator and Herbivore Resources in 1st millennium Sweden – First Trends From a Long-term Research Project

    Part of European Journal of Archaeology, p. 3-27, 2016.

  • von Hackwitz, Kim; Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Landscapes of Mortuary Practices

    Part of Ancient Death Ways, p. 143-166, 2015.

    Open access
  • von Hackwitz, Kim; Lindholm, Karl-Johan


    Part of Ancient Death Ways : Proceedings of the workshop on archaeology and mortuary practices. Uppsala, 16–17 May 2013, p. 143-166, 2015.

    Open access
  • Strutt, Kristian D.; Graham, Angus; Toonen, Willem H. J.; Pennington, Benjamin Thomas et al.

    Manipulating Mud: (re-)constructing cosmogonical landscapes in the Nile Valley, Thebes, Egypt

    Part of Archaeologia Polonia, p. 514-517, 2015.

  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan; von Hackwitz, Kim; Ekblom, Anneli; Löwenborg, Daniel et al.

    Rethinking Human Nature: Bridging the ‘Gap’ through Landscape Analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

    Part of Topoi, p. 94-108, 2015.

  • Graham, Angus; Strutt, Kristian David; Toonen, Willem H. J.; Pennington, Benjamin T. et al.

    Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Survey, 2015

    Part of Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, p. 37-49, 2015.

  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Wells, Land and History: Archaeology and Rural Development in Southern Africa

    Part of Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology, 2015.

  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan; Sandström, Emil; Ekman, Ann-Kristin

    The Archaeology of the Commons

    Part of Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History (JAAH), 2013.

    Open access
  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    A new approach to the archaeology of livestock herding in the Kalahari, Southern Africa

    Part of Antiquity, p. 110-124, 2009.

  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Both and more: a cognitive approach to environment

    Part of Urban landscape dynamics and resource use, 2003.

  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan

    Begreppet jägare-samlare i arkeologisk forskning

    Part of Förmedling, p. 69-79, 1998.

  • Lindholm, Karl-Johan; Vogel, Pierre

    Samhälle-boplats: En tvärkulturell undersökning av mobila jägare-samlare och deras boplatser

    Part of Jeger-Samlere, p. 73-87, 1996.

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