Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 1977.
Research assistant, Stockholm U., 1974-1977; associate professor pro-temp, Stockholm U., 1977-1978; associate professor, Stockholm U., 1978-1979; professor, Stockholm U., since 1979. Member research team for the study of Tyrolean Ice man, since 1991. Head Osteological Research Laboratory, Stockholm U., Solna, Sweden, since 1977, associate dean faculty of humanities, 1984-1987, head department archaeology, 1978-1983.
Member Anthropological Society of Croatia (honorary), The Order of International Fellowship, Norwegian Academy of Science, 1993.
Married Anne Marie Bergby, January 7, 1970 (divorced February 1980). Children: Thorbjørn, Erik. M.Rose-Marie Birgitta Axelsson, July 11, 1981.
Children: Hannah Kristine, Henrik William.