"The cairn was once about 75 metres in diameter and approximately 7 metres high, and the rock engravings include over 50 different motifs. Because the rock engravings were found in a grave, in a social and religious context, this reveals something about their function, importance, and meaning."
"My project aims to study this grave and about 300 other Bronze Age graves in Scandinavia where carved rock engravings have been found. Not only have the rock engravings been carved in a particular context, but also many are well dated."
"Parallel with my research I also teach and am writing a book, for a general audience, about Bredarör at Kivik. The book targets the interested public and addresses the grave´s history and the many colourful researchers who have studied it. Given the lengthy research history concerning this monument it is possible to sketch a detailed picture of how archaeology emerged as a science and has changed over time. And it is equally important to communicate your research findings to those who ultimately finance your research!"
"Another driving force behind this research project is my interest in death as a phenomenon that creates meaning. How other people and cultures have related to death reveals something essential about their view of life."