Ernst Jonsson

PhD Student

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm


Organisation: Department of Geology, Stockholm University


Research Description

The question of how and when northern Scandinavia was populated has been debated for almost a century. Without any human remains from this period, the question still remains unanswered today. Technical advances in archaeogenetic research have presented new opportunities as to how to approach a possible answer. My PhD project is part of the Pioneers of Scandinavia project which aims to establish how and when northern Scandinavia was populated following the deglaciation of Scandinavia. Using lake sediments from northern Sweden to extract ancient DNA I will (1) recreate the past environments that the first humans experienced and (2) identify the chronology and the origins of the first humans in northern Scandinavia.

Brief CV:

2022 – Present: PhD student in Marine Geology, Stockholm University

2017 – 2019: MSc. in Biomedicine, Uppsala University

2014 – 2017: BSc. in Biomedicine, Uppsala University