Individual Members

Sverre Christoffer Guldberg cand. PhD

Member of EXARC since

2008-2009: 1 yr Art History, University of Stavanger
2009-2012: BA in Archaeology and Conservation, University of Oslo
2012-2014: MA in Archaeology, University of Oslo ('The Smith on the Edge of Worlds: New perspectives on technology and ideology in the Late Norwegian Iron Age')
2014-2015: 1 yr practical blacksmithing, Handverksskulen Hjerleid
2015: 1/2 yr practical woodcarving, Handverksskulen Hjerleid
2018-2019: Advisor and researcher in the Conservation Department, Museum of Archaeology (University of Stavanger)

2019--: Currently doing a interdisciplinary PhD ('Mind meets Matter') in archaeometry/conservation sciences at the Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger. Using Stavanger Cathedral (1125 AD), lime- and mortar technology as a case, the project revolves around raising awareness of the different ways that knowledge production has played a part in peoples' lives over time, and the implications of modernity on archaeological interpretation and our ability to preserve buildings.

I have experience with iron production, lime production, tar production and coal production and have worked on-site for the restoration-conservation of Stavanger Cathedral.

Current experimental projects involve building a lime kiln for local mortar production and learning the old craft of mortar production. I also have cross-technology (mostly iron and lime) projects that I would like to put into action, as a part of the PhD or otherwise.