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Outi Pyhäranta/HS
  • E-mailanna.wessman@uib.no
  • Phone0445703403
  • Visitor Address
    Villaveien 1A
    5020 BERGEN
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

I have a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Helsinki, Finland (2010). My thesis dealt with Late Iron Age burial rituals. Between 2010-2015 I led the multidisciplinary project about the Levänluhta water burial (in Ostrobothnia, Finland) financed by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation. I have also worked as the acting University Lecturer in Museum Studies at the University of Helsinki in 2015-2017.

I have worked extensively with avocational metal-detectorists in Scandinavia. I'm interested in finder behaviours and motivations but also in private collecting, curation and object biographies. Between 2018-2021 I was involved in developing FindSampo, a semantic portal and a Linked Open Data service for searching and analyzing archaeological public finds. I'm a founding memeber of the The European Public Finds Recording Network.
I am also Adjunct Professor in Iron Age studies at the University of Turku, Finland.

My research interests are Late Iron Age in Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic countries, Burial Archaeology, Avocational Metal-detecting, Citizen Science, Ethnographic methods, Community Archaeology, Museum Studies, Digital Humanities, Archaeological databases.

  • Show author(s) (2022). This Belongs in a Museum! Collaborating with Norwegian metal-detectorists.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Professional-Collector Collaboration: Global Challenges and Solutions. Advances in Archaeological Practice. 245-248.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Professional-Collector Collaboration. Moving beyond Debate to Best Practice. Advances in Archaeological Practice. 3-9.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Oodeja Mikalle/Odes to Mika. Festchrift for Professor Mika Lavento on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Archaeological Society of Finland.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Metal-detecting data as citizen science archaeology. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Metal-Detecting Rallies: Characterizing the Phenomenon, Understanding the Challenges, and Identifying Strategies for Heritage Protection. Advances in Archaeological Practice. 311-321.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Making the shift: From cremation to inhumation or the other way around?
  • Show author(s) (2022). Järnåldern i Esbo (500 f.v.t. - 1200 e.v.t) . 40-53.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Into the unknown: Contextualizing the Finnar of the sagas.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Into the unknown: Contextualizing the Finnar of the sagas. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). In Memoriam: två brev till Torsten – kaksi kirjettä Torstenille. Finskt Museum.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Före Esbo. Esbos förhistoria. Esbo stadsmuseums forskningsserie 13.
  • Show author(s) (2022). FindSampo: A Linked Data Based Portal and Data Service for Analyzing and Disseminating Archaeological Object Finds. Springer Nature.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Espoon rautakausi (500 eaa.-1200 jaa.). 40-53.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Ennen Espoota. Espoon esihistoria. Espoon kaupunginmuseon tutkimuksia 12.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Avocational Metal-Detecting in Europe:International Experiences and Local Considerations .
  • Show author(s) (2022). (Co-)Creating a Sustainable Platform for Finland’s Archaeological Chance Finds:The Story of FindSampo. University Press of Florida.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Secrets in the Ice.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Re-analysis of the Levänluhta skeletal material: Sex and stature estimation of individuals in an Iron Age water burial in Finland. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 347-357.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Mysteries of the Deep 2.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Museum Studies – Bridging Theory and Practice. ICOFOM.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Miten kaukomaiden kalleudet tulivat rautakauden Suomeen?
  • Show author(s) (2021). Leväluhdan kalmistosta uutta tutkimustietoa:suurin osa löydöistä varmistui naisten luiksi.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Displaying Archaeological Human Remains in Finnish Museums. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Citizen Science Archaeological Finds on the Semantic Web: The FindSampo Framework. Antiquity. 7 pages.

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