Beyond Wayland: thoughts on early medieval metal workshops in Scandinavia
2012 (English)In: Historical Metallurgy: Journal of the Historical Metallurgy Society, ISSN 0142-3304, Vol. 45, no 2, 20-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper reflects on and summarises the current state of research on early medieval (750-1100 AD) metal workshops in Scandinavia by way of examples from workshops and metalworking sites recovered via archaeological excavations and surveys over the last 30 years. A critique is presented of a number of features which occur perennially in Scandinavian archaeometallurgical presentations, such as the tendency to overemphasise the importance of written accounts and the common habit of over-interpreting archaeometallurgical finds.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leeds: Maney Publishing, 2012. Vol. 45, no 2, 20-31 p.
Viking Age Scandinavia, Metalworking, Workshop, Gotland
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79510OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-79510DiVA: diva2:549700