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Changing Scenery. Historicity in the area of Lake Hjälmaren, Sweden, c. 2800-2300 BC
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
2008 (English)In: Current Swedish Archaeology, ISSN 1102-7355, Vol. 15-16, 73-89 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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von Hackwitz, Kim. 2009. Current Swedish Archaeology, Vol 15-16 2007/2008, pp 73-89

The article addresses changes in the archaeological record during the Middle Neolithic B in the area of Lake Hjälmaren. The main focus is on the difference between the Pitted Ware sites and the Boat-Axe sites with regard to choice of location. Traditionally the different distributions of these two assemblages have been understood as designating two different and more or less contemporaneous “cultures”. An alternative view to the conventional understanding is that the material cultures represent use and re-use activities associated with different spaces in the landscape. In the author’s opinion, the choices and activities that constitute these spaces should be understood as reflecting activities that took place in relation to a pre-existing landscape. In order to describe and analyse the relationship, the author applies theories of historicity and landmark, pointing towards an active social reproduction of a landscape.

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Stockholm: The Swedish Archaeological Society , 2008. Vol. 15-16, 73-89 p.
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Lake Hjälmaren, Middle Neolithic, Pitted Ware Culture, Boat Axe Culture, historicity, landmark
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-31922OAI: diva2:279008
Available from: 2009-12-01 Created: 2009-12-01 Last updated: 2009-12-03Bibliographically approved

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