About us

Key facts

Center for the Human Past is one of the Centres of Excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). Our collaborating partners are the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) and the Swedish National Infrastructure for Digital Archaeology (SWEDIGARCH).


the year that the Center for the Human Past was established


main participants: Uppsala & Stockholm universities


departments involved from the beginning


scientific disciplines linked

  • Bridge the efforts of archaeology, genetics & linguistics towards unraveling the complexities of human population history, movement, mixing, culture and subsistence of the peoples of the world in the last 10,000 years.

Scientific Steering Group (SSG)

Mattias Jakobsson

Principal Investigator
Human Evolution, Genetics, UU

Carina Schlebusch

Principal Investigator
Human Evolution, Genetics, UU

Karl-Johan Lindholm

Principal Investigator
Archaeology and Ancient History, UU


Principal Investigator
Linguistics, Baltic languages, SU

Harald Hammarström

Principal Investigator
Linguistics and Philology, UU

Marzena ‘Mika’ Norling

Project Coordinator