Student, University Vienna, 1966. Doctor of Dental Surgery, University Göteborg, Sweden, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology, University Göteborg, Sweden, 1981.
Dentist, Göteborg, 1972-1977. Archaeologist University Göteborg, since 1977, assistant professor, 1986. Professor Vienna University, since 2000.
Director Swedish Jordan Expedition, since 1989. Project director Swedish-Palestinian excavations Tell El-Ajjul, Gaza, 2000. Chairman Scandinavian Archaeometry Center, Göteborg, since 1989.
Member Rotary International, Explorers Club, Royal Swedish Academy Letters, History and Antiquities, Gnistan.
Married Ingrid Birgitta Bornell, July 8, 1977. Children: Michael, Andreas.