From Diffusion to Interaction: Connections between the Nordic Area and Valcamonica during the First Millennuim BC
2008 (English)In: The Aegean Bronze Age in Relation to the Wider European Context: Papers from a session at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Cork, 5-11 September 2005, 2008, 35-55 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Travelling images constitute a transitory subject as they are difficult to trace and difficult to interpret. Many rock art figures are similar or even identical to images in other areas and regions with which we know they never have had any contact whatsoever during prehistory.
The main purpose of this paper is to compile, illuminate and analyze the similarities that exist between Nordic rock art and the motifs which occur in the Valcamonica rock art in Northern Italy.
The theorethical point of departure is that similarities is not coincidental; rather they are conscious and selective depictions of objects and features that are not a part of the local tradition and which in a very distinct way have been incorporated in the pictorial world of the "new" cultural context.
Further, key-concepts like diffusion, interaction, transmission and cultural reception, traditionally used in interpretations of cultural connections in prehistory, are discussed and evaluated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 35-55 p.
Rock Art, Interaction, Bohuslän, Valcamonica, Cultural reception
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15845ISBN: 9781407301877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-15845DiVA: diva2:182365