Jarmo Kankaanpää

Lapland Pioneers – The Early Postglacial Settlement of Northern Lapland (LaPio).

Academic qualifications

 1989 M.A., University of Helsinki, Finland 
 1996 Ph.D., Brown University, RI, USA

Previous positions

1985-1990
1997-1999
2002 
Excavation and survey director, Finnish National Board of Antiquities (various limited-term projects) 
1999-2000 Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Oulu (fixed term)
2009- University Research Fellow, University of Helsinki Dept. of Archaeology

Major Grants

1990  The Academy of Finland, grant for doctoral study abroad 
 1993 Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation: Grant for writing dissertation
1995-1996 Brown University, tuition scholarship
2000 Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation: Grant for analysing and publishing excavation results (with Tuija Rankama)
2005 Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse: Grant for archaeological excavation (with Tuija Rankama).
2005 Niilo Helander Foundation: Grant for archaeological research (with Tuija Rankama).
2006 The National Geographic Society (USA): Grant for archaeological research (with Tuija Rankama).
2009 The Academy of Finland: 5-yr. grant for archaeological research (as member of the LaPio Project).

Scientific expert positions

Official academic opponent, PhD dissertation, University of Helsinki Department of Environmental Science (2002); referee for journals Fennoscandia Archaeologica and Suomen Antropologi – Antropologi i Finland.

Academic lectures and lecture series, topics: Aboriginal societies of the American Arctic, Hunter-gatherer adaptations and archaeology, Introduction to cultural anthropological research history and theory, Ethnoarchaeology, Statistics in archaeology, Extreme housing, Anthropological archaeology and chaîne opératoire.

Areas of interest

Archaeological theory, ethnoarchaeology, northern hunter-gatherers, Mesolithic, subsistence, adaptation, environment, aboriginal technology, world view and society, Eskimo ethnology, archaeology and research history, subarctic and arctic material culture, experimental archaeology, archaeology of Lapland, Arctic exploration.

Memberships

The Finnish Antiquarian Society, The Archaeological Society of Finland, The Finnish Arctic Club (President 2002-2006).


Publications

Articles in refereed scientific journals

Rankama, Tuija & Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2004, ”First Preboreal inland site in north Scandinavia discovered in Finnish Lapland.” —Antiquity Vol. 78 No. 301, Project Gallery, http://antiquity.ac.uk/ProjGall/rankama/index.html.

Rankama, Tuija & Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2005, “History and Prehistory of Lake Vetsijärvi.” —Ojala, A. E. K. (ed.) Quaternary studies in the northern and Arctic regions of Finland. Geological Survey of Finland Special Paper 40, 113-125.

Rankama, Tuija & Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2008, “Eastern arrivals in post-glacial Lapland: the Sujala site 10 000 cal BP.” Antiquity Vol. 82 No. 318.

Articles in refereed scientific edited volumes and conference proceedings:

Kankaanpää, Jarmo and Rankama, Tuija 2009,  “The Sujala Site in Utsjoki – Post-Swiderian in Northern Lapland?” —S.B. McCartan, R. Schulting, G. Warren & P. Woodman (eds.) Mesolithic Horizons. Papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Belfast 2005. Oxbow books, Oxford and Oakville, 38-44.

Monographs

Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1989, Kajakki, typologis-etnohistoriallinen tutkielma/The Kayak, a study in typology and ethnohistory. Helsingin yliopiston kansatieteen laitoksen tutkimuksia 15, Helsinki. Available in English as “The Kayak, a Study in Typology and Culture History” at http://greenlandpaddle.com//images/stories/dokumenter/the_kayak.kompressed.doc

Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1996, Thule Subsistence.  Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University, Dept. of Anthropology, Providence, RI, USA. U.M.I., Ann Arbor.

Articles in academic textbooks:

Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2008, ”Arkeologian kosketuskohtia kansatieteeseen ja kulttuuriantropologiaan.” [Points of contact between archaeology, ethnology, and cultural anthropology] —Halinen, Petri, Immonen, Visa, Lavento, Mika, Mikkola, Terhi & Uino Pirjo (eds.), Johdatus arkeologiaan. [Introduction to archaeology] Gaudeamus, Helsinki, 42-47.


Other scientific publications:

  1. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1985, "Harpoon Heads, Kayaks, and the Dorset-Thule Transition." —Suomen Antropologi – Antropologi i Finland 1/1985. Helsinki, 2-7.
  2. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1990, "Funktionaalinen konteksti ja etnografiset mallit." [The functional context and ethnographic parallels] —Suomen Antropologi – Antropologi i Finland 1/1990. Helsinki, 22-25.
  3. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1997, "People in cold environments - Ihmisiä kylmillä mailla." —Varhain Pohjoisessa - Early in the North. Maa - The Land. Helsinki Papers in Archaeology No. 10. Helsinki, 103-123.
  4. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1998, "Why Therkel Mathiassen never went to Alaska." —Andersson, Anna-Carin, Gillberg, Åsa, Jensen, Ola W., Karlsson, Håkan & Rolöf, Magnus V. (eds.) The Kaleidoscopic Past. Proceedings of the 5th Nordic TAG Conference, Göteborg, 2-5 April 1997. Gotarc Serie C, Arkeologiska Skrifter No. 16. Göteborg, Sweden, 302-310.
  5. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2000, “Arkeologia.” —Kajala, Liisa & Loikkanen, Teppo (eds.) Käsivarren erämaa-alueen luonto ja käyttö. Metsähallituksen luonnonsuojelujulkaisuja, Sarja A No. 123. Vantaa, 88-99. [Environment and utilisation of the Käsivarsi wilderness area; Finnish National Board of Forestry]
  6. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2002, “The House Pits at Kauvonkangas, Tervola.” —Ranta, Helena (ed.) Huts and Houses. Stone Age and Early Metal Age Buildings in Finland. National Board of Antiquities, Helsinki, 65-77.
  7. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2002, “Arkeologia.” —Kajala, Liisa (ed.) Tarvantovaaran erämaa-alueen ja Lätäsenon-Hietajoen soidensuojelualueen luonto ja käyttö. Metsähallituksen luonnonsuojelujulkaisuja, Sarja A No. 140. Vantaa, 86-93. [Environment and utilisation of the Tarvantovaara wilderness area and Lätäseno-Hietajoki wetlands protection area; Finnish National Board of Forestry]
  8. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2002, “The Bach Boat Models: Typology, Provenience, and Verisimilitude.” —Hail, Barbara A., Kankaanpää, Jarmo, Malloy, Mary & Woodhouse-Beyer, Katharine (eds.) Model Kayaks, Umiaks, and Canoes from the North Pacific in Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Collections. Occasional Paper, No. 1. Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University, Bristol, RI, USA, 31-44.
  9. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2003, “Stone Age abandonment studies in Tervola, southern Lapland, Finland.” —Samuelsson, Christoffer & Ytterberg, Niklas (eds.), Uniting Sea. Stone Age Societies in the Baltic Region. Proceedings from the First Uniting Sea Workshop at Uppsala University, Sweden, January 26–27, 2002. Occasional Papers in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University. Uppsala, Sweden, 103-116.
  10. Kankaanpää, Jarmo & Rankama, Tuija 2005, “Early Mesolithic Pioneers in Northern Finnish Lapland.” —Knutsson, Helena (ed.), Pioneer Settlements and Colonization in the Barents Region. Vuollerim Papers on Hunter-gatherer Archaeology Vol. 1. Vuollerim 6000 år, Vuollerim, Sweden, 109-162.
  11. Kankaanpää, Jarmo & Rankama, Tuija 2005, “Vetsijärven historiaa ja esihistoriaa.” [History and prehistory of Lake Vetsijärvi] —Ojala, A.E.K.  (ed.) Pohjoisten alueiden kvartääritutkimuksen seminaari, Kilpisjärven biologinen asema 13-15.1.2005, abstraktikokoelma. Geologian tutkimuskeskus, Raportti P 22.4.023, 20-22.
  12. Kankaanpää, Jarmo & Rankama, Tuija 2006, “Säleitä ja säletekniikkaa Utsjoen Vetsijärveltä.” [Blades and blade technology from Lake Vetsijärvi in Utsjoki] —Pesonen, Petro & Mökkönen, Teemu (ed.) Arkeologipäivät 2005. Suomen arkeologinen seura, Hamina, 118-131.
  13. Kankaanpää, Jarmo & Rankama, Tuija (in press). ”Post-Swiderian in the Barents Sea region.” —S.A. Vasil’ev (ed.) Proceedings of the “Mesolithic and Neolithic Cultures of Eastern Europe: Interaction and Chronology” conference, St. Petersburg, November 23-25, 2009.
  14. Rankama, Tuija & Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1999, "More Pieces in Vertical Movement." —Huurre, Matti (ed.), Dig it all. Papers dedicated to Ari Siiriäinen. The Finnish Antiquarian Society - The Archaeological Society of Finland, Helsinki, 45-63. 
  15. Rankama, Tuija & Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2006, “Survey and Excavation at Lake Vetsijärvi, Lapland.”  —Herva, Vesa-Pekka (ed.) People, Material Culture and Environment in the North. Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Archaeology Congress, University of Oulu, 18-23 August 2004. Studia humaniora ouluensia 1. Oulu, 103-119.
  16. Rankama, Tuija. & Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2007. ”Utsjoen Vetsijärvi – asutusta 10 000 vuotta sitten.” [Lake Vetsijärvi in Utsjoki – human settlement 10 000 years ago] — Harlin, Eeva-Kristiina & Lehtola, Veli-Pekka (eds.), Peurakuopista kirkkokenttiin. Saamelaisalueen 10.000 vuotta arkeologin näkökulmasta. Publications of Giellagas Institute nr. 9, Oulu, 30-55.
  17. Rankama, Tuija & Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2007. ”The Earliest Postglacial Inland Settlement of Lapland.” —Volokitin, A.V. (ed.), Kamennyi vek Evropeiskogo Severa. [The Stone Age of the European North] Russian Academy of Sciences, Uralian Section, Komi Science Centre, Institute of Language, Literature and History, Syktyvkar, Russia, 44-65.       
  18. Takala, Hannu, Kankaanpää, Jarmo & Rankama, Tuija 2006, “Suomesta löytyneet jälkiswidryläiset piikärjet ja mesolitikumin tutkimus.” [Finnish Post-Swiderian flint points and Mesolithic research] —Muinaistutkija 2/2006, 26-35.

Articles popularising science:

  1. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1989, "Inarijärven eteläosan arkeologinen inventointi kesällä 1988." [Archaeological survey of the southern part of Lake Inari in the summer of 1988] —Raito 1/1989. Rovaniemi. 
  2. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 1989, "Proksi." —Arctic Circle 2. The Finnish National Committee of the European Cultural Foundation. Oulu, 128-29.
  3. Kankaanpää, Jarmo 2002, “Beringinsalmi – mannerten kohtauspaikka.” [Bering Strait – where continents meet] —Saloniemi, Marjo-Riitta (ed.) Arktiset sivilisaatiot. Elämää Beringinsalmen rannalla. Tampereen museoiden julkaisuja 62. Tampere, 9-23.

Edited volumes:

  1. Halinen, Petri, Kankaanpää, Jarmo & Pesonen, Petro (eds.): Arkeologipäivät 2001. Kronologia.
  2. [Proceedings of the Finnish Archaeological Congress 2001] Suomen Arkeologinen Seura 2002.