Of Thieves, Counterfeiters and Homicides: Crime in Hedeby and Birka
2010 (English)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 105, 281-290 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Material evidence of prehistoric crime is rare. A compilation of finds from Hedeby harbour however offers three case studies, where three different offences - thievery, counterfeiting and homicide - are likely. Evidence for smuggling of arms is discussed on the basis of a fourth example from Hedeby’s flat-ground cemetery. Against this background the author argues for a review of finds and features from comparable emporiuma such as Birka.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 105, 281-290 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-121117DiVA: diva2:856445