Rebecca Cannell

Postdoctoral Fellow - Archaeology
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Phone +47-22841958
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Visiting address Blindernveien 11
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

My background is in applied science in archaeology, especially methods of soil analysis. As a geoarchaeologist, I am interested in archaeological landscape formation, changes and interpretation using all sources, be it detailed micro-analysis or social and theoretical perspectives of past and present habitation. Through the past in the past project, I aim to combine these sources and perspectives, with a focus on later Iron Age burial in Southern Scandinavia.

Courses taught

  • ARK 4070


I completed my Ph.D in Bournemouth University, where I researched the application of coring, geochemistry via pXRF and geophysics to improve our understanding of the use of space in later Iron Age settlement in Southern Norway. This included a focus on early Viking Age trading sites and non-ferrous metal working. Previously I have worked in research and commercial archaeology in the U.K and Norway.

MSc Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford.

BSc Archaeology, University of York.


Tags: Archaeology, Iron Age, Geoarchaeology


  • Cannell, Rebecca; Gustavsen, Lars; Kristiansen, Monica & Nau, Erich (2018). Delineating an Unmarked Graveyard by High-Resolution GPR and pXRF Prospection: The Medieval Church Site of Furulund in Norway. Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology.  ISSN 2514-8362.  1(1), s 1- 18 . doi: 10.5334/jcaa.9 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gustavsen, Lars; Cannell, Rebecca; Nau, Erich; Tonning, Christer; Trinks, Immo; Kristiansen, Monica; Gabler, Manuel; Paasche, Knut; Gansum, Terje; Hinterleitner, Alois; Poscetti, Valeria & Neubauer, Wolfgang (2018). Archaeological prospection of a specialized cooking-pit site at Lunde in Vestfold, Norway. Archaeological Prospection.  ISSN 1075-2196.  25(1), s 17- 31 . doi: 10.1002/arp.1589
  • Gustavsen, Lars; Cannell, Rebecca; Kristiansen, Monica & Nau, Erich (2017). Geophysical and Geochemical Definition of a Rural Medieval Churchyard at Furulund, Hedmark, Norway, In Benjamin Jennings; Christopher Gaffney; Thomas Sparrow & Sue Gaffney (ed.),  12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection.  Archaeopress.  ISBN 978 1 78491 677 0.  -.  s 95 - 97
  • Macphail, Richard; Linderholm, Johan; Bill, Jan; Cannell, Rebecca & Rødsrud, Christian Løchsen (2013). Integrated microstratigraphic investigations of coastal archaeological soils and sediments in Norway: The Gokstad ship burial mound and its environs including the Viking harbour settlement of Heimdaljordet, Vestfold. Quaternary International.  ISSN 1040-6182.  315, s 131- 146 . doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.05.051
  • Cannell, Rebecca (2012). On the definition and practice of Geoarchaeology. Primitive tider.  ISSN 1501-0430.  14, s 31- 45

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  • Cannell, Rebecca (2016). The Alluvial Sequences in Gudbrandsdalen. Portal forlag.  ISBN 978-82-8314-101-6.  332 s.
  • Cannell, Rebecca; Nesje, Atle & Gundersen, Ingar Mørkestøl (2016). Flommer og flomskred i Gudbrandsdalen i et værmessig og klimatisk perspektiv. Portal forlag.  ISBN 978-82-8314-101-6.  332 s.
  • Cannell, Rebecca (2013). The application of multi-elemental analysis at Hørdalen (site 51): an evaluation of methods and results. Vigmostad & Bjørke.  ISBN 9788245014174.  211 s.
  • Cannell, Rebecca & Schneidhofer, Petra (2013). Large scale, high resolution archaeological geophysical prospection: A source for palaeoenvironmental data.. Austrian Acad. of Sciences Press / Ludwig Boltzmann Institute.  ISBN 9783700174592.  459 s.

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  • Cannell, Rebecca (2018, 20. mars). Interview with Rebecca Cannell. [Internett].  Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology. Show summary
  • Cannell, Rebecca (2017). Prospecting the Physicochemical Past. Three dimensional geochemical investigation into the use of space in Viking Age sites in southern Norway using portable XRF.
  • Cannell, Rebecca; Gustavsen, Lars; Kristiansen, Monica & Nau, Erich (2017). Geophysical and Geochemical Definition of a Rural Medieval Churchyard at Furulund, Hedmark, Norway.
  • Cannell, Rebecca; Welham, Kate & Cheetham, Paul (2017). 18. Geochemical analysis using portable X-ray fluorescence, In Dagfinn Skre (ed.),  Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia.  Walter de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-042108-8.  Chapter.  s 421 - 455
  • Cannell, Rebecca; Welham, Kate; Cheetham, Paul & Pitman, Derek (2016). The Portable XRF revolution: Elemental Analysis for all? Session at Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference, Oslo, 2016.
  • Cannell, Rebecca (2015). Core Chemistry: Integrating Geophysical, Geochemical and Artifact Evidence to Understand the Use of Space in a Viking Age Trading Settlement..
  • Cannell, Rebecca; Cheetham, Paul; Bill, Jan & Welham, Kate (2015). The Gokstad Viking Age Trading Site: A voyage of physicochemical prospection.
  • Cannell, Rebecca; Cheetham, Paul; Welham, Kate & Bill, Jan (2015). The Gokstad Viking Age Trading Site: A voyage of physicochemical prospection.. Archaeologia Polona.  ISSN 0066-5924.  53, s 438- 440
  • Cannell, Rebecca (2014). Geochemical Prospection of a Medieval Graveyard, Furulund, Brandval, Hedmark..
  • Cannell, Rebecca (2013). Integrating analytical scales: 3 dimensional representations of multi-proxy data from the Gokstad Burial Mound, Vestfold, Norway..

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