Satu Koivisto


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ORDCID number: 0000-0002-4978-9191

I am an archaeologist with a particular interest in wetlands. My main research topics have concerned Stone Age wetland archaeology, fishery studies, waterlogged wood, detection of paludified and submerged sites, and archaeological prospection, e.g., archaeogeophysics and LiDAR. In 2017–18, I led a university project called 'Lost Inland Landscapes' where we aimed in finding submerged and paludified Mesolithic sites in lake environments in SE Finland. Currently, I work within a new project called 'Perish and fade away: Sedimentation and preservation of organic archaeological remains in wetland landscapes', which concerns prehistoric wetland settlements and their preservation by the shores of an overgrown lake in Humppila, SW Finland (c. 3500–500 BCE).


Butler, D. H., Koivisto, S., Brumfeld, V., & Shahack-Gross, R.
(2019). Early Evidence for Northern Salmonid Fisheries Discovered using Novel Mineral Proxies. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-12.
Koivisto, S., Latvakoski, N., & Perttola, W. (2018). Out of the
peat: Preliminary geophysical prospection and evaluation of the
mid Holocene stationary wooden fishing structures in Haapajärvi,
Finland. Journal of Field Archaeology, 43(3), 166-180.
Groß, D., Zander, A., Boethius, A., Dreibrodt, S., Grøn, O., Hansson, A., Koivisto, S., Jessen, K. & Nilsson, B. (2018). People, lakes and seashores: Studies from the Baltic Sea basin and adjacent areas in the early and Mid-Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 185, 27-40.
Koivisto, S. (2017). Archaeology of Finnish wetlands: with special reference to studies of Stone Age stationary wooden fishing structures. University of Helsinki.
Koivisto, S., & Nurminen, K. (2015). Go with the flow: stationary wooden fishing structures and the significance of estuary fishing in Subneolithic Finland. Fennoscandia archaeologica, 32, 55-77.