History

New directions in Scandinavian archaeology

Author: Kristian Kristiansen,Carsten Paludan-Müller

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: 9788748001503

Category: History

Page: 271

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Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Haakon Shetelig and Hjalmar Falk.Translated By E.V. Gordon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Social Science

Form, Function & Context

Material Culture Studies in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Deborah S. Olausson,Helle Vandkilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 7551

History

Multivariate Archaeology

Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Torsten Madsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 150

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Multivariate Archaeology - Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology
Social Science

The Birth of Prehistoric Chronology

Dating Methods and Dating Systems in Nineteenth-Century Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Bo Gräslund

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521322492

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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Professor Gräslund's book is the first in-depth study of systematic methods for dating archaeological materials.
Social Science

Form, Function & Context

Material Culture Studies in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Deborah S. Olausson,Helle Vandkilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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History

Ancient Scandinavia

An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings

Author: T. Douglas Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190231971

Category: History

Page: 560

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Although occupied only relatively briefly in the long span of world prehistory, Scandinavia is an extraordinary laboratory for investigating past human societies. The area was essentially unoccupied until the end of the last Ice Age when the melting of huge ice sheets left behind a fresh, barren land surface, which was eventually covered by flora and fauna. The first humans did not arrive until sometime after 13,500 BCE. The prehistoric remains of human activity in Scandinavia - much of it remarkably preserved in its bogs, lakes, and fjords - have given archaeologists a richly detailed portrait of the evolution of human society. In this book, Doug Price provides an archaeological history of Scandinavia-a land mass comprising the modern countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway-from the arrival of the first humans after the last Ice Age to the end of the Viking period, ca. AD 1050. Constructed similarly to the author's previous book, Europe before Rome, Ancient Scandinaviaprovides overviews of each prehistoric epoch followed by detailed, illustrative examples from the archaeological record. An engrossing and comprehensive picture emerges of change across the millennia, as human society evolves from small bands of hunter - gatherers to large farming communities to the complex warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron Ages, which culminated in the spectacular rise of the Vikings. The material evidence of these past societies - arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock art, beautifully wrought weaponry, Viking warships - give vivid testimony to the ancient humans who once called home this often unforgiving edge of the inhabitable world.
History

Viking Identities

Scandinavian Jewellery in England

Author: Jane F. Kershaw

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191646407

Category: History

Page: 328

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Viking Identities is the first detailed archaeological study of Viking-Age Scandinavian-style female dress items from England. Based on primary archival and archaeological research, including the analysis of hundreds of recent metal-detector finds, it presents evidence for over 500 brooches and pendants worn by women in the late ninth and tenth centuries. Jane F. Kershaw argues that these finds add an entirely new dimension to the limited existing archaeological evidence for Scandinavian activity in the British Isles and make possible a substantial reassessment of the Viking settlements. Kershaw offers an interpretation of the significance of the jewellery in a broader, historical context. The jewellery highlights locations of settlement not commonly associated with the Vikings. In contrast to claims of high levels of cultural assimilation, the jewellery suggests that incoming groups maintained a distinct Scandinavian identity which was sometimes appropriated by the indigenous population. Kershaw also addresses one of the great unanswered questions in the study of Viking-Age settlements: what about the women? The interpretation of the jewellery challenges traditional perceptions of Viking conquest as an all-male affair and brings into focus a population group which has, until now, been almost invisible. Kershaw describes the objects and explores a number of themes related to their contemporary use, including their date, distribution, and function in costume. This body of material - unknown 30 years ago - is introduced to a public audience for the first time. Including many object images and maps, the study provides a practical guide to the identification of Scandinavian metalwork.
Dublin (Ireland)

Scandinavian York and Dublin

the history and archaeology of two related Viking kingdoms

Author: Alfred P. Smyth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: N.A

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History

Multivariate Archaeology

Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Torsten Madsen

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: 9788772880471

Category: History

Page: 150

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Multivariate Archaeology - Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology
Social Science

Archaeology

An Introduction

Author: Kevin Greene

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218282

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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Social Science

Field Archaeology from Around the World

Ideas and Approaches

Author: Martin Carver,Bisserka Gaydarska,Sandra Monton-Subias

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319098195

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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Field practice in archaeology varies greatly throughout the world, mainly because archaeological sites survive in very different ways in different counties. Many manuals see this as a problem - to be defeated by the imposition of standardised procedures. In this book we relish the variety of field practice, seeing it rather as the way the best archaeologists have responded creatively to the challenges of terrain, research objectives and the communities within which they work. While insisting on the highest levels of investigation, we celebrate the different designs, concepts, scientific detection methods and recording systems applied - so embracing standards, but not standardisation. The book is organised in four parts: Part 1 offers a summary of field procedures. Part 2 reviews the principal methods applied, above and below ground, and how the results are analysed. Part 3 illustrates the huge variety confronted by field workers with a series of exemplary commercial and academic projects enacted in downland, jungle, desert, permafrost, road schemes and towns. Approaches also differ according to the traditional methodologies that have evolved in particular countries. In Part 4 we give examples of some the strongest and oldest of those practised on four continents. ​
Social Science

International Handbook of Historical Archaeology

Author: Teresita Majewski,David Gaimster

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387720715

Category: Social Science

Page: 698

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In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.
History

Ancient Scandinavia

An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings

Author: T. Douglas Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019023198X

Category: History

Page: 416

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Scandinavia, a land mass comprising the modern countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, was the last part of Europe to be inhabited by humans. Not until the end of the last Ice Age when the melting of huge ice sheets left behind a fresh, barren land surface, about 13,000 BC, did the first humans arrive and settle in the region. The archaeological record of these prehistoric cultures, much of it remarkably preserved in Scandinavia's bogs, lakes, and fjords, has given us a detailed portrait of the evolution of human society at the edge of the inhabitable world. In this book, distinguished archaeologist T. Douglas Price provides a history of Scandinavia from the arrival of the first humans to the end of the Viking period, ca. AD 1050. The first book of its kind in English in many years, Ancient Scandinavia features overviews of each prehistoric epoch followed by illustrative examples from the region's rich archaeology. An engrossing and comprehensive picture of change across the millennia emerges, showing how human society evolved from small bands of hunter-gatherers to large farming communities to the complex warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron Ages, cultures which culminated in the spectacular rise of the Vikings at the end of the prehistoric period. The material evidence of these past societies--arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock art, beautifully wrought weaponry, Viking warships--give vivid testimony to the ancient peoples of Scandinavia and to their extensive contacts with the remote cultures of the Arctic Circle, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean

Archäologien Europas / Archaeologies of Europe

Author: Alexander Gramsch, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Peter F. Biehl,Peter F. Biehl,Alexander Gramsch,Arkadiusz Marciniak

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830960676

Category:

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Social Science

Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity

Small Time Agents in a Global Arena

Author: Magdalena Naum,Jonas M. Nordin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461462029

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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​ ​In Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians present case studies that focus on the scope and impact of Scandinavian colonial expansion in the North, Africa, Asia and America as well as within Scandinavia itsself. They discuss early modern thinking and theories made valid and developed in early modern Scandinavia that justified and propagated participation in colonial expansion. The volume demonstrates a broad and comprehensive spectrum of archaeological, anthropological and historical research, which engages with a variation of themes relevant for the understanding of Danish and Swedish colonial history from the early 17th century until today. The aim is to add to the on-going global debates on the context of the rise of the modern society and to revitalize the field of early modern studies in Scandinavia, where methodological nationalism still determines many archaeological and historical studies. Through their theoretical commitment, critical outlook and application of postcolonial theories the contributors to this book shed a new light on the processes of establishing and maintaining colonial rule, hybridization and creolization in the sphere of material culture, politics of resistance, and responses to the colonial claims. This volume is a fantastic resource for graduate students and researchers in historical archaeology, Scandinavia, early modern history and anthropology of colonialism
Crafts & Hobbies

Iconic Costumes

Scandinavian Late Iron Age Costume Iconography

Author: Ulla Mannering

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702165

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

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This richly illustrated book presents a selection of the rich and varied iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age (AD 400-1050) depicting clothed human figures, from an archaeological textile and clothing perspective. The source material consists of five object categories: gold foils, gold bracteates, helmet plaques, jewelry, and textile tapestries and comprises over 1000 different images of male and female costumes which are then systematically examined in conjunction with our present knowledge of archaeological textiles. In particular, the study explores the question of whether the selected images complement the archaeological clothing sources, through a new analytical tool which enables us to compare and contrast the object categories in regard to material, function, chronology, context and interpretation. The tool is used to record and analyze the numerous details of the iconographic costumes, and to facilitate a clear and easy description. This deliberate use of explicit costume shapes enhances our interpretation and understanding of the Late Iron Age clothing tradition. Thus, the majority of the costumes depicted are identified in the Scandinavian archaeological textile record, demonstrating that the depictions are a reliable source of research for both iconographical costume and archaeological clothing. The book contributes with new information on social, regional and chronological differences in clothing traditions from ca. AD 400 to the Viking Age.