Doctoral StudentDepartment of Historical
About Malou Blank
I have been a PhD-candidate in archaeology since September 2013. In 2006, I received my master’s degree at the University of Gothenburg, where I also studied social anthropology. Between 2011 and 2013, I was employed by the Department of Historical Studies to work with various tasks and projects, including the registration of artefacts and the construction of a database.
I have also worked as a teacher on excavation seminars and am involved in a number of research projects: Middle Neolithic Ceramics in Falbygden, A pilot study using elemental analysis (XRF) (Imelda Bakunic Fridén & Malou Blank), Neolithic lifeways (Sjögren & Axelsson), Contact (Klassen), Atlas project (Jakobsson, Götherström & Storå).
Working title: The use and reuse of megalithic graves in the Cambro-Silurian areas of southwestern Sweden. Collective burial practices during the Late Neolithic (2350-1700 BC).
The purpose of this research project is to investigate different aspects of various burial practices and, thereby, present a more dynamic picture of the Late Neolithic. The reuse of Middle Neolithic passage graves is given special attention, as well as the introduction and use of gallery graves.
Documentation, artefacts and preserved bone material from a number of excavated megalithic graves are the basis for this project. In order to provide new input to the study of burial practices, new osteological analyses, thin sections of bone, additional Ams-dates, and various diet isotope and strontium isotope analyses are included. Temporal changes and spatial variations will be in focus.
Old bones or early graves? Megalithic burial sequences in southern Sweden based on 14C
Tracing dietary change of the megalithic population in South-Western
Müller, Johannes, Martin Hinz, Maria Wunderlich (eds): Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe,vol. 2. Proceedings of the international conference »Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe« (16th–20th June 2015) in Kiel. - 2019-01-01
John Simonsen, Daily life at the turn of the Neolithic. A comparative study of longhouses with sunken floors at Resengaard and nine other settlements in the Limfjord region, South Scandinavia. Aarhus
Fornvännen - 2019-01-01
Dead and buried? Variation in post-mortem histories revealed through histotaphonomic characterisation of human bone from megalithic graves in
Isotope values of the bioavailable strontium in inland southwestern Sweden-A baseline for mobility
Mobility and exchange in the Middle Neolithic: Provenance studies of Pitted Ware and Funnel Beaker pottery from Jutland, Denmark and the west coast of
T. Brorsson, Malou Blank, I. B. Friden
Journal of Archaeological Science-Reports - 2018-01-01
New Perspectives on the Late Neolithic of South-Western Sweden. An Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Gallery Grave Falköping Stad
Malou Blank, A. Tornberg, C. Knipper
Open Archaeology - 2018-01-01
The lay of land: Strontium isotope variability in the dietary catchment of the Late Iron Age proto-urban settlement of Basel-Gasfabrik,
D. Brönnimann, C. Knipper, S. L. Pichler, B. Röder, H. Rissanen, B. Stopp, M. Rosner, Malou Blank, O. Warnberg, K. W. Alt, G. Lassau, P. Rentzel
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports - 2018-01-01
Early Neolithic Human Bog Finds from Falbygden,
Western Sweden: New Isotopic, Osteological and
Flint daggers in prehistoric Europe. Eds Catherine J. Frieman & Berit Valentin Eriksen. Oxbow books. Oxford
Fornvännen - 2017-01-01
Bronze Age burials in megalithic graves in
New perspectives on the Bronze Age: Proceedings of the 13th Nordic Bronze Age symposium held in Gothenburg 9th to 13th June 2015 / edited by Sophie Bergerbrant and Anna Wessman. - 2017-01-01
Prehistoric Activities in Megalithic Graves in Falbygden,
Lund Archaeological Review - 2016-01-01
Döden i den bräckta lagunen : bland hundar och barn i
Fredrik Fahlander, Malou Bäcklund Blank
Lik og ulik : tilnaerminger til variasjon i gravskikk. Red. Terje Østigård (Universitetet i Bergen. Arkeologiske skrifter. Nordisk 2) - 2006-01-01