Jes Martens

Associate Professor - Department of Archaeology
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Jes Martens (PhD, born 1961) is associate professor of the Early Iron Age at the Museum of Cultural History since 1999.

Background

Before that he was executive officer (archaeologist) at the Swedish National Board of Antiquities (Riksantikvarieämbetet) in Lund (1996-1999) and before that he held scholarships at the University of Copenhagen  (1992-1996) and the National Museum of Denmark (1990-1992).

Martens finished his MA at the University of Aarhus in 1990, including a year at the University of Warsaw (1982-1983). The PhD was obtained at the University of Copenhagen in 1998. Martens has held several scholarships such as the Carlsberg foundation, Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst, NorFa, the Danish Research Council of the Humanities and Queen Margrethe II foundation.

Martens has taught archeology at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Oslo and has delivered guest lectures at a number of universities in Northern Europe. Martens has functioned as censor at the Universities of Copenhagen, Oslo and Tromsø.

Research interests

Martens has dealt with a wide variety of subjects chronologically (from the Stone Age to the Medieval period) as well as thematically (history of research, archaeology and politics, archaeological method and theory, ethnicity etc), but the main focus of his research is on the subjects "The Early Iron Age in Northern and Northern Central Europe" and "settlement archaeology". He has published more than 60 papers in national and international journals, books and enciclopediae (in English, German, Italian, Polish, Danish and Norwegian) and has edited or been coeditor of five books. In addition he has presented papers at more than 50 international conferences as well as being the initiator of more than 10 such events.

Martens has initiated several research projects, the earliest being the reinvestigation of the Borremose site (1989-1996) for which he, in 1994, received the Charlie Christensen award of the Royal Society of Nordic Antiquities. Martens participate in the international network "Die vorrömische Eisenzeit in nördlichen Mitteleuropa", a Scandinavian network on prehistoric hillforts as well as a national network on settlement archaeology.

In 2008 Martens was invited to become a member of the scientific board of the reknown international archaeological periodical OFFA.

 

Tags: Archeology, Iron Age, Settlement Archaeology, Early Iron Age pottery, Armament in the Early Iron Age

Publications

  • Martens, Jes (2021). Vejene i Borremose - Danmarks ældste vejsystem. Vejhistorie. ISSN 1600-776X. p. 3–14.
  • Martens, Jes (2020). Livestock and Landscape in Pre-Roman Iron Age Scandinavia. In Luckiewicz, Piotr (Eds.), Landschaft und Siedlungen. Archäologische Studien zur vorrömischen Eisenzeit und älteren Kaiserzeit im Mittel- und Südost Europa. Wydawnictwo UMCS. ISSN 978-83-227-9356-5. p. 46–67.
  • Martens, Jes (2019). From Ultima Thule to the Hellespont. Som remarks on the bone points of the Iron Age. PLURAL - Journal of the History and Geography Department, "Ion Creanga", Pedagogical State University. ISSN 2345-1262. 7(2), p. 43–52. doi: 10.37710/plural.v7i2_3. Full text in Research Archive
  • Martens, Jes (2018). When it comes to the point... On the wooden double pointed spikes from Borremose. In Niezabitowska-Wisniewska, Barbara; Luczkiewicz, Piotr; Sadowski, Sylwester; Stasiak-Cyran, Marta & Erdrich, Michael (Ed.), Studia Barbarica profesorowi Andrzejowi Kokowskiemu w 65. rocznice urodzin. UMCS. ISSN 978-83-7825-043-2. p. 482–491.
  • Martens, Jes (2017). Settlement Archaeology in Southern Scandinavia. Preconditions and Prospecting Methods. PLURAL. ISSN 2345-184X. V(2), p. 183–198. Full text in Research Archive
  • Martens, Jes (2017). Continuity or Rupture? Some remarks on the transition from the Early to the Late Pre-Roman Iron Age in Northern Central Europe. In Michalowski, Andrzej; Teska, Milena; Niedzielski, Przemyslaw & Zólkiewski, Marek (Ed.), Settlement Pottery of the Pre-Roman Iron Agein Central European Barbaricum - new research perspectives.. Biblioteka Telgte. ISSN 978-83-61845-25-6. p. 31–39. Full text in Research Archive
  • Martens, Jes (2017). Settlement Pottery of the Kraghede Group. Ceramika osadowa grupy Kraghede. Eisenzeitliche Siedlungskeramik der Przeworsk-Kultur. Ceramika osadowa kultury przeworskiej z mlodszego okresu przedrzymskiego.. Edition Topoi. ISSN 978-3-9818369-1-2. p. 153–198.
  • Martens, Jes (2016). The plow zone as context. In Martens, Jes & Ravn, Mads (Ed.), Pløyejord som kontekst. Nye utfordringer for forskning, forvaltning og formidling.. Portal forlag. ISSN 978-82-8314-073-6. p. 13–22.
  • Martens, Jes (2014). Jastorf and Jutland. In Brandt, Jochen & Rauchfuss, Björn (Ed.), Das Jastorf-Konzept und die vorrömische Eisenzeit im Nördlichen Mitteleuropa. Veröffentlichung des Helmsmuseums, Archäologisches Museum Hamburg. ISSN 978-3-931429-23-2. p. 245–266.
  • Martens, Jes (2011). Pre-Roman Iron Age Settlements in Southern Scandinavia. In Meyer, Michael (Eds.), Haus - Gehöft - Weiler - Dorf. Siedlungen der Vorrömischen Eisenzeit im Nördlichen Mitteleuropa. Verlag Marie Leidorf. ISSN 978-3-89646-518-4. p. 229–250.
  • Martens, Jes (2011). Diadems? In search for the date, use and origin of the rivetted neck-rings from Scandinavia. Cultural-Historical Reports. ISSN 1892-0705. 10, p. 187–197.
  • Martens, Jes (2011). Weapons, armaments and society. The Pre-Roman Iron Age on Zealand and in Scania. Nordiske Fortidsminder Serie C. ISSN 1600-0331. 8, p. 147–174.
  • Martens, Jes (2010). Ein Herrenhof in Borremose? Siedlungs- und Küstenforshung im südlichen Nordseegebiet. ISSN 1867-2744. 33, p. 181–195.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Rom vestre, 113/6, undersøkelser 2004. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 77, p. 53–57.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Middelalderens jordbruksbebyggelse i de sentrale strøk. Den tapte middelalder? In Martens, Jes; Martens, Vibeke Vandrup & Stene, Kathrine (Ed.), Den tapte middelalder? Middelalderens sentrale landbebyggelse. Kulturhistorisk Museum, Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 978-82-8084-046-2. p. 7–22.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Before the Romans. In Burmeister, Stefan & Derks, Heidrun (Ed.), 2000 Jahre Varusschlacht. Konflikt. Konrad Theiss Verlag. ISSN 978-3-8062-2279-1. p. 334–341.
  • Martens, Jes (2008). På sporet af ældre jernalders agre i Skåne. In Carlie, Anne (Eds.), Öresund - barriär eller bro? Kulturella kontakter och samhällsutveckling i Skåne och på Själland under järnåldern. Makadam Förlag. ISSN 978-91-7061-042-4. p. 189–207.
  • Martens, Jes (2008). A princely burial at Bøli vestre, Østfold. The (re-)introduction of weapon burial rites in Iron Age Norway. In Chilidis, Konstantinos; Lund, Julie & Prescott, Christopher (Ed.), Facets of Archeology. Essays in Honour of Lotte Hedeager on her 60th Birthday. Unipub forlag. ISSN 978-82-7477-334-9. p. 309–322.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Kjølberg søndre - a farmstead with settlement continuity back to the Roman Iron Age? Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 89–109.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Fire Cult? - The Spatial Organization of a Cooking Pit Site in Scania. In Gheorghiu, Dragos (Eds.), Fire as an Instrument: The Archaeology of Pyrotechnologies. Archaeopress. ISSN 9781407300313. p. 79–84.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Fortified places in lowland Northern Europe and Scandinavia during the Pre-Roman Iron Age. In Möllers, Sebastian; Schlüter, Wolfgang & Sievers, Susanne (Ed.), Keltische Einflüsse im Mitteleuropa Während der mittleren und jüngeren vorrömischen Eisenzeit. Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. ISSN 978-3-7749-3501-3. p. 87–105.

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  • Martens, Jes & Ravn, Mads (2016). Pløyejord som kontekst. Nye utfordringer for forskning, forvaltning og formidling. Portal forlag. ISBN 978-82-8314-073-6. 150 p.
  • Martens, Jes & Ravn, Mads (2016). Pløyejord som kontekst. Nye utfordringer for forskning, forvaltning og formidling. Portal forlag. ISBN 978-82-8314-073-6. 146 p.
  • Martens, Jes; Martens, Vibeke Vandrup & Stene, Kathrine (2009). Den tapte middelalder? Middelalderens sentrale landbebyggelse. Kulturhistorisk Museum, Universitetet i Oslo. ISBN 978-82-8084-046-2. 71(1). 206 p.

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  • Martens, Jes (2020). A glimps into the world of the Vikings.
  • Martens, Jes (2020). En introduksjon til DIME (Digitale Metalsøgerfund) - en brukerstyrt portal for amatørarkeologer.
  • Martens, Jes (2019). 14-C datering af forhistoriske huse.
  • Martens, Jes (2019). Some remarks on late derivates of brooches of Kostrzewski's type K in Scandinavia.
  • Martens, Jes (2019). Regionality? Local Groups? Culture Groups?
  • Martens, Jes & Rindel, Per Ole (2019). Settlement and Landscape in Jutland during the Early Iron Age.
  • Martens, Jes (2018). The 3rd and 3th Century BC - a Pan-European turning point?
  • Martens, Jes (2018). The 3rd Century BC - a European turning point?
  • Martens, Jes (2018). Metallsøking og georadar. En sentralplass fra folkevandringstid-middelalder på Sem i Øvre Eiker, Buskerud.
  • Martens, Jes (2017). Landscape archaeology in Scandinavia.
  • Martens, Jes (2017). Trade and exchange in the Pre-Roman Iron Age in Northern Central Europe.
  • Martens, Jes (2017). Parallel Lives? On the apparent similarities in the Pre-Roman Iron Age pottery from Central Poland and Jutland.
  • Martens, Jes (2016). Førromersk jernalder i det nordlige Sentral-Europa. Den moldaviske forbindelse.
  • Martens, Jes (2016). Settlement Archaeology in Southern Scandinavia. Preconditions and Prospections Methods.
  • Martens, Jes; Melheim, Anne Lene; Aannestad, Hanne Lovise & Martinsen, Julian Robert Post (2016). Metallsøking på Sem, Øvre Eiker. Norark.no.
  • Martens, Jes (2016). Archaeological formation processes - preconditions for super regional comparative analysis.
  • Martens, Jes (2016). Vikingerne tog katte med på deres rejser. [Internet]. videnskab.dk.
  • Martens, Jes; Martens, Vibeke Vandrup & Tafjord, Bernt-Egil (2016). Fant 1000 år gammel skatt i gjørma. [Newspaper]. Bygdeposten.
  • Martens, Jes (2016). Pløyejord som kontekst. Forord. In Martens, Jes & Ravn, Mads (Ed.), Pløyejord som kontekst. Nye utfordringer for forskning, forvaltning og formidling. Portal forlag. ISSN 978-82-8314-073-6. p. 5–7.
  • Martens, Jes & Tafjord, Bernt-Egil (2016). Her var det gull, slott og vikinger. [Newspaper]. Drammens Tidende.
  • Martens, Jes (2015). Vandalerne og Vendsyssel.
  • Martens, Jes (2014). "In Situ bevaring" i pløyelag?
  • Martens, Jes (2014). Den mystiske førromerske jernalder.
  • Martens, Jes (2014). Klart for visning av nasjonalskatten. [Newspaper]. Trønder-Avisa.
  • Martens, Jes (2014). The social organization of the Pre-Roman Iron Age comunities in Northern Europe.
  • Martens, Jes (2014). Settlement Archaeology in Scandinavia.
  • Martens, Jes & Maixner, Birgit (2014). Fant skjulte skatter fra fortiden. [Newspaper]. Moss Avis.
  • Martens, Jes (2013). Metallsøking, løsfunn og forskningspotensiale.
  • Martens, Jes (2013). Die Siedlungskeramik der Kraghede-Gruppe.
  • Martens, Jes (2011). Ingo Lütjens, Archsum LA 65 (Melenknop), Schichtpaket A. Germania. ISSN 0016-8874. 89, p. 361–364.
  • Martens, Jes (2011). Jastorf und Jutland - über die Nordgrenze der Jastorf-Kultur.
  • Martens, Jes (2011). Hierarchies in rural settlements. What have we learned? Summary of the conference.
  • Martens, Jes (2010). Mads Runge: Nørre Hedegård. En nordjysk byhøj fra ældre jernalder. Jysk Arkæologisk Selskabs Skrifter 66. Kuml : Årbog for Jysk Arkæologisk Selskab. ISSN 0454-6245. p. 346–350.
  • Martens, Jes & Iversen, Frode (2010). Bebyggelsesarkeologien på Østlandet.
  • Martens, Jes (2010). Diadems? Some Norwegian Neck Rings and Their Possible South Eastern Relatives.
  • Martens, Jes (2010). Bebyggelse og landskap. Norsk bebyggelsesarkeologi. Status og problemer.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Tapt historie på landsbygda. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Iron Age Settlement in Scandinavia.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Bevæbning og befæstning i Sjællands og Skånes førromerske jernalder.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Bebyggelsesarkeologien i Øst-Norge. Status og problemer.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Odberg nordre, 2115/3, undersøkelser 2004. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 77.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Gran nordre, 79/2, undersøkelser 2003. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 77, p. 21–22.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Ransum 77/3,8, Grytingen 79/1, mfl., 83/1 mfl. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 77, p. 19–20.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Tjølling prestegård, 1038/1. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 77, p. 20–20.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Ny E18 gjennom Vestfold, Bommestad-Langåker, Forprosjekt. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 77, p. 22–23.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Odberg nordre, 2115/3. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 77, p. 20–21.
  • Martens, Jes (2009). Rom vestre, 113/3, undersøkelser 2003. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 77, p. 21–21.
  • Martens, Jes (2008). Erfaringer med jordbundskjemiske undersøgelser i arkæologiens tjeneste.
  • Martens, Jes (2008). Klebersteinsbruddet i Kvikne. Et unikt industriminne fra førromersk jernalder.
  • Martens, Jes & Kwiatek, Karol (2008). Interactive photographic panoramas. A low cost method for dissemination of archaeological investigations.
  • Martens, Jes; Kwiatek, Karol; Woolner, Martin & Standing, Simon (2008). Interactive Panoramas and 3D Modelling Based on Panoramas.
  • Martens, Jes & Marstein, Niels (2007). Arkeologer uten spate og skje. [Newspaper]. Østlandsposten.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Arkeologer med radarblikk. [Newspaper]. Sandefjords Blad.
  • Martens, Jes & Marstein, Niels (2007). Arkeologiske funn uten graving. [TV]. NRK Østafjells.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Lamøen, 1030/1. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 63–63.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Undrum nordre mfl. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 61–61.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Ekeberg vestre, 5/1. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 61–62.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Bøe søndre, 98/47. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 62–62.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Kaupang nordre, 1029/5 m.fl. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 24–25.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Huseby, 1032/21. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 25–25.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Austein, 4005/1. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 25–25.
  • Martens, Jes; Gustafson, Lillian & Lislerud, Anette (2007). Nannestad prestegård, 27/1. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 51–53.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Våle prestegård, 84/115. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 25–26.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Aasmundrød, 145/1. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 24–24.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Raastad nordre, 4/1. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 26–26.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Gran nordre, 79/2. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Kjølberg søndre, 609/3. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 13–13.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Rom vestre, 113/6, undersøkelser 2001. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 24–24.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Solli, 4046/5. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 62–62.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Lunde, 1031/1. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 63–63.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Kaupang søndre, 1012/23 m.fl. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 63–63.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Østby nordre, 1037/36. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 62–63.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Kullerød, 34/2, 7. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62, p. 24–24.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Løve mellom, 1045/3. Varia. ISSN 1504-3266. 62.
  • Martens, Jes (2007). Borremose - Zentralplatz oder Herrenhof?
  • Martens, Jes (2006). Naomi Field & Mike Parker Pearson (eds.). Fiskerton. An Iron Age timber causeway with Iron Age and Roman votive offerings. Oxbow books, Oxford 2003. 226 s. ISBN 1-84217-064-3. Fornvännen. ISSN 0015-7813. p. 43–44.

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  • Vorrömische Eisenzeit in nördlichen Mitteleuropa