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Church mummies in the northern Ostrobothnia, Finland

Author(s): Titta Kallio-Seppä ; Timo Ylimaunu ; Juho-Antti Junno ; Paul R. Mullins ; Tiina Väre ; Matti Heino ; Annamari Tranberg ; Sanna Lipkin ; Markku Niskanen ; Rosa Vilkama ; Sirpa Niinimäki ; Saara Tuovinen

Year: 2015

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Summary

This poster will present the initial analysis of several hundred mummies recovered from a series of Ostrobothnian churches.  The bioarchaeology project by the University of Oulu, Finland analyzed the mummified burials interred underneath the church floors in late-medieval and early modern Sweden.  The poster will examine the mummified burials and the material culture of churches as a single assemblage illuminating the transformation in a late-medieval and early modern Nordic worldview.


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Church mummies in the northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Titta Kallio-Seppä, Timo Ylimaunu, Juho-Antti Junno, Paul R. Mullins, Tiina Väre, Matti Heino, Annamari Tranberg, Sanna Lipkin, Markku Niskanen, Rosa Vilkama, Sirpa Niinimäki, Saara Tuovinen. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434149)


Keywords

General
Churches Mummies Northern Finland

Geographic Keywords
Finland Western Europe


Spatial Coverage

min long: 19.648; min lat: 59.807 ; max long: 31.582; max lat: 70.089 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 477

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America