Scandinavia (Other Keyword)

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Animated ships (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Skoglund.

The rock art of southern Scandinavia includes a variety of images and among these are ships, humans and animal images. The ship is the most common motif and appears in various constellations. The ship may appear without associated images, it can be seen with a row of lines indicating a crew, and it can be associated to rather detail human and animal images. The process of adding humans and animals to the ships changed the significance of these images. In this paper I will go through some of the...

Assembly sites: arenas of interplay between the elite and wider community in Late Iron Age Scandinavia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexandra Sanmark.

This paper investigates the interrelationship between the elite and the wider community at Scandinavian assembly (thing) sites in the late Iron Age. Monuments suggest that these sites were designed by the elite for the performance of elite rituals, such as legitimising power and kingship. At the assembly, laws involving ethnic identity and group belonging were publicised and enforced and the sites themselves must therefore have had a role to play in the creation and upholding of collective...

Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? Pilot Osterøy Field Project (PILOST) and Redefining boundaries in Southwestern Norway (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erika Ruhl. Sarah E. Hoffman. Christopher B. Troskosky. Torill Christine Lindstrøm. Ezra B.W. Zubrow.

PILOST is an archaeological survey of southwestern parts of the Island of Osterøy, Norway, focusing on the changes in landscape enclosure (ideologies?) practices as well as settlement and burial patterns from the Neolithic through the Historic Periods in Southwestern Norway. This project examines a unique form of human landscape manipulation through time, taking different forms than those observed elsewhere in Scandinavia. The first field season of PILOST (Summer 2016) initiated extensive field...

Place, Practice, and Pathology: Dental pathology in Medieval Iceland (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Hoffman.

This study focuses on the cultural, political, and biological factors that led to the formation of a unique pattern of dental pathology within an Icelandic population at Haffjarðarey, Iceland between the 13th and 16th Centuries . The Haffjarðarey church and cemetery clearly served as an important meeting place and burial site for the surrounding region during this period. A paleopathological analysis of the population reveals a high rate of ante-mortem tooth loss, severe tooth wear, and...

Ships and feet in Scandinavian prehistoric rock art (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Courtney Nimura.

Scandinavian rock art was created from the Late Neolithic through the Early Iron Age. The majority of these images were produced in the Bronze Age – a period when postglacial isostatic uplift altered much of the Scandinavian coastline. Although the lexicon of rock art motifs is diverse in Scandinavia, this paper will focus on two key figurative motifs: ships and human feet. It presents results from two different studies. The first is a Scandinavian-wide GIS-based analysis that explores the...

Unearthing Scandinavia’s Colonial Past (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Magdalena Naum.

In the recent years colonialism has been a subject of debate and new research in Scandinavian historical and anthropological scholarship. This scholarship is scrutinizing the impact of colonial expansion on societies in Scandinavia as well as the role and participation of the Swedish and Danish kingdoms in the colonial enterprises. Drawing on this research, my paper will explore the background and consequences of this interest in Scandinavia’s colonial past; the ways it rewrites historical...