Janne Ikäheimo




I’m interested in a host of things (see publications), or to paraphrase the late vocalist of Queen, Freddie Mercury: “I'm just an archaeological prostitute, my dear.” At the very moment, in early September 2019, I am about to re-launch my research on the Bronze Age of Oulujoki River Valley and starting to prepare my lectures for the academic year 2019-2020.

Research interests

  • archaeology
  • neo-relics
  • artefact studies
  • craft beer boom: sociology & material culture
  • popular music heritage


Selected publications

  • Ikäheimo, Janne (2019) The freshness of the fell streams : contextualizing the success of Lapin Kulta Beer in the 1960s. - Journal of historical research in marketing Recent Articles, - . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ikäheimo, Janne; Äikäs, Tiina; Kallio-Seppä, Titta (2019) Memorialization and Heritagization: Investigating the Site of the Last Execution by Hanging in Finland. - Historical archaeology online, online . [Original]
  • Ikäheimo, Janne (2019) Somnium pro templo - On the date and location of the first ecclesiastic building on the Hailuoto island. - Fennoscandia Archaeologica XXXV, 107-119
  • Ikäheimo, Janne; Äikäs, Tiina (2018) Taavetti Lukkarisen hirttopuu muistamisen ja perinnöllistymisen paikkana. - Suomen museo 2018 (125), 91-111
  • Ikäheimo, Janne (2018) Labiilit ikäykset ja stabiilit isotoopit : Lisää ¹⁴C-ajoituksia Keminmaan Valmarinniemeltä. - Faravid (45), 5-22 [Self-archived]
  • Ikäheimo, Janne; Äikäs, Tiina (2018) Hanging tree as a place of memories – Encounters at a 1916 execution site. - Journal of community archaeology and heritage online, online . Original: [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Herva, Vesa-Pekka; Ikäheimo, Janne; Enbuske, Matti; Okkonen, Jari (2018) Alternative Pasts and Colonial Engagements in the North : The Materiality and Meanings of the Pajala ‘Runestone’ (Vinsavaara Stone), Northern Sweden. - Cambridge Archaeological Journal In press, In press . Original: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959774318000197. Self-archived: [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ikäheimo, Janne; Äikäs, Tiina (2017) Constructing a trumped-up future with the pastness of the present? Neo-relics and archaeological heritage. - World archaeology 49 (3), 388-403 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ikäheimo, Janne; Kuusela, Jari-Matti; Jarva, Eero (2017) Buried Under? Re-examining the Topography and Geology of the Allia Battlefield. - Arctos. Acta Philologica Fennica (51), 89-109 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ikäheimo, Janne; Nordqvist, Kerkko (2017) Lost in narration : Rediscovering the Suomussalmi copper adze. - Norwegian archaeological review 50 (1), 44-65 . [Original] [Self-archived]


Materiaalien käyttö ja neoliittisen maailmankuvan kehittyminen Koillis-Euroopassa 6000-1000 eKr.

Projektin tavoitteena on tutkia Koillis-Euroopan neoliittikumia ja neolitisoitumiskehitystä.