In the wake of the hoards: Glimpses of non-ferrous metalworking through the finds of the Gotland hoard project
2013 (English)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 108, no 1, 1-11 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
This paper discusses non-ferrous metalworking on Gotland, Sweden, c. AD 500–1150 as it is reflected through products and production debris recovered during metal detector surveys over a period of more than 30 years. Since most of the surveys were focused on the recovery of silver hoards the production-related finds have mostly been overlooked by previous research. This is unfortunate since they often offer important clues, both for establishing where non-ferrous metalworking occurred and to how it was organised. An additional number of sites, identified through more traditional archaeological methods are also discussed. Altogether these finds help to increase the understanding of the Gotlandic society in the late Iron Age and Early Medieval Period.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Riksantikvarieämbetet, 2013. Vol. 108, no 1, 1-11 p.
Gotland, Non-ferrous metalworking, Viking Age Scandinavia, Silver Hoards, Metal detection
Research subject Archaeological Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89451OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89451DiVA: diva2:618014