MA (Archaeology) – University of Oulu, Finland, 2008

PhD (Archaeology) – University of Oulu, Finland, 2013

Docent (Archaeology) – University of Oulu, Finland, 2021

Other Publications

Some chosen publications:

Kuusela, J.-M. 2020.

Signs of cultural diversity in the 13th to 15th centuries AD coastal region of the Bothnian Bay in northwestern Fennoscandia. Arctic Anthropology 57(1): 53–71. doi: 10.3368/aa.57.1.53

Kuusela, J.-M., Salmi, A.-K. & Äikäs, T. 2020

Hunters, fishers, traders – An archaeological and zooarchaeological perspective on the development of the Late Iron Age and medieval northern Fennoscandian trade network. Estonian Journal of Archaeology 24(1): 141–160. doi: 10.3176/arch.2020.2.02

Nurmi, R., Kuusela, J.-M., Hakamäki, V. 2020

Swedenization of the north – the early medieval Swedish northern expansion and the emergence of the Birkarls. Acta Borealia 37(1–2): 1–26. doi: 10.1080/08003831.2020.1757275

 Kuusela, J.-M., Nurmi, R. & Hakamäki, V. 2018

Unhierarchical and hierarchical core-periphery relations: North Fennoscandian trade network from the Middle Ages to the post-sixteenth century. American Anthropologist 120(4): 765–780. doi: 10.1111/aman.13104

 Kuusela, J.-M. 2018

Food and tension. Feasting as means to alleviate social tension in the 14th–15th century trading places of the Bothnian Bay region. World Archaeology 50(2): 323–336. doi: 10.1080/00438243.2018.1494625

Kuusela, J.-M., Nurmi, R. & Hakamäki, V. 2016

Co-existence and colonisation. Re-assessing the settlement history of the pre-Christian Bothnian Bay coast. Norwegian Archaeological Review 49(2): 177–203. doi: 10.1080/00293652.2016.1260048


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