Publications from the SARG group members

  See also open access field reports


Gjerde, J. M. & Arntzen, M.S. (eds) 2021. Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art Sheffield, Equinox. 







Chapters by SARG members:

Gjerde, J. M. & Arntzen, M.S.  Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art. The Alta rock Art Conference III. 1-6.

Helskog, K. Changing Settlements, Shores and Boats through 5000 Years: Dating and Connecting Petroglyphs to the General Archaeological Record – A Case from Northernmost Norway. 43-75.

Damm, C.  Spiritual landscapes: Diversity in practices and perceptions in Northern Fennoscandia.  76-96.

Gjerde, J. M. Snowscapes of Rock Art: Seasons and Seasonality of Stone Age Rock Art in Northernmost Europe.  97-112.

Skandfer, M. 2021. The Appreciation of Reindeer: Rock Carvings and Sámi Reindeer Knowledge.  113-128.


Gjerde, J.M. 2021. The Earliest Boat Depiction in Northern Europe: Newly discovered Early Mesolithic rock Art at Valle, Northern Norway. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 40 (2). 136-152.








Tallavaara, Miikka and Erlend Kirkeng Jørgensen. 2020. Why are population growth rate estimates of past and present hunter-gatherers so different? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376:20190708.







Ranta, M., Skoglund, P., Persson, T. & Gjerde, J.M. 2020. Hunting Stories in Scandinavian rock art: Aspects of "tellability" in the north versus the south. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 39 (3), 228-246.








Jørgensen, E.K. 2020. Scalar Effects in Ground Slate Technology and the Adaptive Consequences for Circumpolar Maritime Hunter-Gatherers. Journal of Archaeological Methods and Theory.








Jørgensen, E.K., Pesonen, P. & Tallavaara, M. 2020. Synchronous human population dynamics and adaptive strategies among early and mid-Holocene coastal hunter-gatherers in Northern Europe. Quarternary Research.









Damm, C.B., Skandfer, M., Jørgensen, E.K., Sjøgren, P., Vollan, K.W.B. & Jordan, P. 2019. Investigating Long-Term Human Ecodynamics in the European Arctic: Towards an Integrated Multi-Scalar Analysis of Early and Mid Holocene Cultural, Environmental and Palaeodemographic Sequences in Finnmark County, Northern Norway. Quarternary International.






Gjerde, J.M. 2019. ‘The world as we know it’ – revisiting the rock art at Bergbukten 4B in Alta, northern Norway, Time and Mind.








Jørgensen, E.K. & Riede, F. Convergent catastrophes and the termination of the Arctic Norwegian Stone Age: A multi-proxy assessment of the demographic and adaptive responses of mid-Holocene collectors to biophysical forcing. Holocene.







Sjøgren, P. & Damm, C. Holocene vegetation change in northernmost Fennoscandia and the impact on prehistoric foragers 12 000 - 2000 cal. a BP - A review. BOREAS, Vol 48 (1), 20-35.







Gjerde, J.M. Journeys in Stone Age Rock Art and its research history in northernmost Europe. Rock Art Research 2019, Vol 36 (1) 15-28.










Niemi, A.R. (red). Chertbruddet i Melsvik. undersøkelse av chertbrudd, utvinningsteknologi og bosetningsspro fra tidlig eldre steinalder i Melsvik, Alta k., Finnmark f. Tromura, Tromsø Museums Rapportserie nr 50.









Gjerde, J.M. An overview of Stone Age rock art in northernmost Europe – what, where and when? In: Rock Art of the White Sea.

Gjerde, J. M. Marine Mammals in the Rock Art of Alta, Norway, Northernmost Europe. In: Whale on the Rock II. Ulsan Petroglyph Museum. Ulsan Metropolotan city.


Gjerde, Jan Magne & Stebergløkken, Heidrun. What we see is what we get - Seeing Sandhalsan with new «eyes». In Dodd, J. & Meijer, E. (eds) Giving the Past a Future. Essays in Archaeology and Rock Art in Honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu. Oxford, Archaeopress, 215-230.






Jørgensen, Erlend Kirkeng.  The palaeodemographic and environmental dynamics of prehistoric Arctic Norway: An overview of human-climate covariation. Quarternary International.







Sjögren, Per, van der Knaap, W.O. and van Leeuwen, JF.N. A practical approximation of pollen dispersal–deposition for calculation of pollen productivity and quantification of vegetation. Grana DOI:  10.1080/00173134.2018.1485733

Skandfer, M. Rapporter fra steinalderen? Kjønn og individ i arkeologiske feltrapporter. I: Hauen, M.A. & Brenna, Brita (red) Kjønn på Museum. Oslo, Museumforlaget.

Skandfer, M. Anmeldelse av Henny Piezonka: Jäger, Fischer, Töpfer. Wildbeutergruppen mit früher Keramik in Nordost Europa im 6. und 5. Jahrtausend. v.Ch. Archäologie in Eurasien band 30. Fennoscandia Archaeologica 124-128.




Niemi, A. Høvedsbakken, Vadsø k. Sikringsundersøkelse av boplass fra yngre steinalder. Tromsø Museum Arkeologiske rapporter 2018.

Oppvang, Janne; Kjellman, Erik; Niemi, Anja Roth. Skarvbergvika i Porsanger. Undersøkelse av to hustufter fra tidlig metalltid og en nyere tids teltring. Porsanger k., Finnmark f. TROMURA Tromsø museums Rapportserie 47.

Niemi, Anja Roth; Oppvang, Janne. Nyelv Nedre Vest. Utgravning av hustufter og boplass fra yngre steinalder. TROMURA Tromsø museums Rapportserie 46.




Gjerde, Jan Magne; Skandfer, Marianne. Large Mesolithic House-pits at Tønsnes, Coastal Northern Norway: Evidence of a Winter Aggregation Site?. In: Blankholm, H.P. (ed) The Early Economy and Settlement in Northern Europe. Pioneering, Resource Use, Coping With Change. Equinox Publishing, pp. 59-76.

Gjerde, Jan Magne. A boat journey in rock art ‘from the Bronze Age to the Stone Age – from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age’ in northernmost Europe. In: North Meets South - Theoretical aspects on the northern and southern rock art traditions in Scandinavia. Oxford, Oxbow Books, pp. 113-143

Gjerde, Jan Magne. Stone Age rock art in Fennoscandia – An overview. In: «Университетская археология: прошлое и настоящее» Материалы Международной научной конференции, посвященной 80-летию первой в России кафедры археологии, Санкт-Петербург. St. Petersburg, Russia: State University of St. Petersburg, pp. 164-169.

Jørgensen, Erlend Kirkeng. Om vegetasjonsforstyrrelser: Konsekvenser for bevaringen av arkeologisk kontekstinformasjon i norske jordsmonn. Viking, Volum LXXX. s. 157-180.

Skandfer, Marianne; Wehlin, Joakim. The northern perspective 2000 BC - AD 1. In: New Pespectives on the Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium held in Gothenburg 9th to 13th June 2015. Archaeopress, pp. 307-312.




Damm, Charlotte Brysting. Enfolded by the long winter`s night. In: Dowd, M. & Hensey, R. (eds) The Archaeology of Darkness. Oxford, Oxbow Books, pp. 107-116.

Damm, Charlotte. Academic categorisation and hunter-gather practices. Quaderni Storici 151.

Gjerde, Jan Magne. Marine Ventures in Stone Age Rock Art of Fennoscandia. In: Marine Ventures - Archaeological perspectives on Human-Sea relations. Sheffield, Equinox Publishing, pp. 337-354.

Gjerde, Jan Magne. A Stone Age Rock Art Map at Nämforsen, Northern Sweden. Adoranten 2015, pp. 74-91.

Hood, Bryan, Melsæther, Stine Grøvdal. Shellfish Exploitation in Stone Age Arctic Norway: Procurement Patterns and Household Activities. Acta Borealia, Volume 33 (1), pp. 1-29.

Jørgensen, Erlend Kirkeng. Typifying scientific output: a bibliometric analysis of archaeological publishing across the science/humanities spectrum (2009–2013). Danish Journal of Archaeology.

Jørgensen, Erlend Kirkeng. Å imøtegå feil og misbruk – forebyggende formidling som et forskningsetisk ansvar. Primitive tider Volum 18. s. 75-89.




Nergaard, Ragnhild Holten; Oppvang, Janne; Cerbing, Mikael; Kjellman, Erik; Sommerseth, Ingrid; Niemi, Anja Roth. Tønsnes Havn, Tromsø kommune, Troms. Rapport fra de arkeologiske undersøkelsene 2014. TROMURA Tromsø museums Rapportserie 45.