Sacred, Forgotten and Remembered – Forgotten Sacred Places in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland

Author(s): Titta Kallio-Seppä; Terhi T. Tanska

Year: 2016

Summary

In this paper we discuss how sacred places in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland lost their sacred meanings. Churches and graveyards in the early 17th century town of Oulu and 14th to early 17th century rural Ii were destroyed, forgotten and eventually turned into part of secular residential areas. Consequently the social memory of these places changes over time, becoming forgotten, then erroneously remembered, and finally rediscovered and brought to public attention by archaeologists. Archaeological material, cartographical sources, and oral and written traditions are used as source material to reveal the changes in social memory of the places.

Cite this Record

Sacred, Forgotten and Remembered – Forgotten Sacred Places in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Titta Kallio-Seppä, Terhi T. Tanska. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434939)

Keywords

General
Finland Memory sacred

Geographic Keywords
Finland Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
14th to 17th century

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 266