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Vikingatida blästerskydd av sten och lera från Mälardalen
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
2009 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 104, no 4, 253-261 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents nine bellows shields made of stone from the Lake Mälaren area in Sweden. Previously such objects have predominately been reported from western and southern Scandinavia, but evidently they were also used at East Scandinavian localities. Additionally a tenth possible bellows shield, made of a shard from a broken steatite vessel is presented. Along with the bellows shields of stone a number of ceramic bellow shields are also brought to light and some doubts are expressed as to the common notion that most so-called round clay tuyères or bellows nozzles are all-but impossible to separate from ditto loom weights. This, it is argued, partly builds on old misconceptions which might be dealt with through comparative studies and thorough experiments with traditionally equipped forges.

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Stockholm, 2009. Vol. 104, no 4, 253-261 p.
Keyword [en]
Birka, Björkö, Åsby, Hjalmar Stolpe, metal working, bellows shield, steatite, schist, clay, vitrified clay, Viking period
Keyword [sv]
Birka, Björkö, Hjalmar Stolpe, blästerskydd, blästermunstycke, täljsten, bränd lera, förglasad lera
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-32265OAI: diva2:279945
Available from: 2009-12-07 Created: 2009-12-07 Last updated: 2010-01-21Bibliographically approved

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