För folk och fä: Om vikingatida fjättrar och deras användning
2009 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 104, no 2, 89-96 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Throughout and beyond the Norse cultural sphere many Viking Period iron shackles have been recovered. Despite a common notion that the slave trade was important during the era, these shackles are usually interpreted as hobbles for horses and other animals, rather than restraints for humans. Here is argued that there are good reasons to see the shackles as indicators of restrained humans - captives, slaves or both. It is also argued that the distinction between animal hobbles and human restraints is perhaps moot since the shackles could well have served both purposes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien , 2009. Vol. 104, no 2, 89-96 p.
Slave trade, Shackles, Birka, Fetter lock, Slaves, Viking Age, Hobbles
Fjättrar, Fängsel, Hällor, Birka, Bultlås, Slavhandel, Trälar, Hästlås
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-28568OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-28568DiVA: diva2:225193