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Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen
Schloss Gottorf
D-24837 Schleswig

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Hannah Strehlau M.A.

PhD student
Phone: +49/(0)4621/813 - 548
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PhD thesis

Origins and influences on early Gotlandic picture stones: a study on the A-stones and their parallels in Scandinavia and in the Roman Provinces. [working title] 

Research interests

1st Millenium AD: Migration Period, Vendel/Merovingian Period, Viking Age/Carolingian Period in continental Europe and Scandinavia

Gotlandic picture stones, pre-Christian religion, funerary archaeology, ritual studies, burial rituals, animal depositions, human-animal relationships, grave reopening, peace and conflict, trade and social networks, cultural interaction, migration

Circumpolar North, Indigenous Archaeology, Pacific North West, Sami Archaeology, Yup’ik culture (Alaska)

Coginitive archaeology, human mind, semiotics, mythology, materiality and agency, identity, gender



Born on September 30th 1991 in Essen (NRW)

09/2019: PhD student at ZBSA, Schloss Gottorf

08 – 12/2018: Excavation work for Upplandsmuseet (Sweden)

08/2016 – 06/2018: Master at University of Uppsala (Sweden)

04/2012 – 06/2015: Bachelor at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz



DAAD 2-year scholarship for Master studies in Sweden


University theses

Bachelor thesis: Das Gräberfeld von Vendel in Uppland und seine Bedeutung für die Chronologie des frühmittelalterlichen Skandinaviens.

Master thesis: Animals in burial contexts: an investigation of Norse rituals and human-animal relationships during the Vendel Period and Viking Age in Uppland, Sweden.



H. Strehlau, Das Gräberfeld von Vendel in Uppland, Schweden. Ber. Arch. Rheinhessen u. Umgebung 9, 2016, 141-160.


Conference presentations

Inventering, katalogisering och digitalisering vid Gustavianum [Inventory, cataloguing and digitalisation at Gustavianum] presented together with John Worley, curator at Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala at Riksantikvarieämbetet’s Samlingsforum 2017 in Lund (Sweden)

Animals in burial contexts – An investigation of Norse rituals and human-animal relationships presented at the annual EAA conference 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

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