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  • 1. Andersson, Gunnar
    et al.
    Källström, Magnus
    Näversköld, Kerstin O.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Runstensfyndet från Björkö by2016In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 111, no 2, p. 102-117Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Andrén, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Kyrkor och gårdar på Gotland: Svar till Tryggve Siltberg2011In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 3, p. 232-235Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Debattartikel om den ekonomiska och sociala bakgrunden till Gotlands medeltida kyrkor.

  • 3.
    Back Danielsson, Ing-Marie
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Maja Hagerman, Försvunnen värld. Om den största arkeologiska utgrävningen någonsin i Sverige2012In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Recension av E. Carlquist & P.C. Hogg (övers.), The Chronicle of Duke Erik: A Verse Epic from Medieval Sweden (2012)2013In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 3, p. 222-224Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Recension av K. Salonen et al. (red.), Medieval Christianity in the North. New Studies (2013)2014In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, no 2, p. 145-147Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Recension av L. Ersgård (red.), Munkar och magnater vid Vättern. Studier från forskningsprojektet "Det medeltida Alvastra" (2012)2015In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 110, no 3, p. 214-216Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Bertell, Maths
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, History of Religions.
    Anders Kaliff Fire, Water, Heaven and Earth: Ritual practice and cosmology in ancient Scandinavia: An Indo-European perspective2008In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, no 4, p. 133-135Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 8. Edberg, Rune
    et al.
    Karlsson, Johnny
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory.
    Bone skates and young people in Birka and Sigtuna2016In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 111, no 1, p. 7-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    679 bone skates from two important sites in the Stockholm area were examined. Cattle bones dominate in Birka (8th to loth centuries AD), while horse bones are more numerous in Sigtuna (10th to 13th centuries AD). The average length of the skates is c. 20 cm in Birka and c. 22 cm in Sigtuna. It seems that in Birka, bone skating was practiced mostly by children. In Sigtuna it also became popular among adolescents and perhaps young adults. Ethnological analogies strongly support the interpretation of bone skates as toys and sporting equipment.

  • 9.
    Forsgren, Magdalena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Haernevi and Bronze Age culture: comments by Leif Karlenby2012In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 107, no 4, p. 277-280Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Fredengren, Christina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    Water politics: Wet deposition of human and animal remains in Uppland, Sweden2015In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, no 110, p. 161-183Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents evidence for deposition of human and animal remains in watery locations in Uppland province. Likewise, deposition of artefacts in watery locations also seems to continue into the historical period. This changes the previous understanding of such depositions with regards to their geographical distribution, their contents and how long the practices continued.

    It is argued that the changing water landscape and the deposition of bodily remains of certain human and animal others co-worked agentically to change a variety of relations over time, which had political effects. These assemblages operated to draw attention to and from settlement clusters and central places, and were important in negotiations of boundaries. Furthermore, some depositional sites used in earlier periods seem to have attracted renewed attention at the end of the Viking Period. Hence, these depositions may have been important in the transition from Paganism to Christianity, and also helped merge communities and faiths.

  • 11.
    Gustafsson, Ny Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    A Viking Period Metalworking Hoard from Alvena in Mästerby parish, Gotland2011In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 3, p. 242-245Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    -This paper presents a newly found but ploughed-out hoard of cast bronze objects from Mästerby parish Gotland. The objects - 5 sword pommels and 16 pendants - were found by metal detector can be dated to the late 10th Century AD. The hoard is of particular interest from an archaeometallurgical point of view since none of the objects appears to have been finished off and made ready for use. Hence it is good a clue to Gotlandic non-ferrous metalworking in the Viking Period.

  • 12.
    Gustafsson, Ny Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    För folk och fä: Om vikingatida fjättrar och deras användning2009In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 104, no 2, p. 89-96Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Throughout and beyond the Norse cultural sphere many Viking Period iron shackles have been recovered. Despite a common notion that the slave trade was important during the era, these shackles are usually interpreted as hobbles for horses and other animals, rather than restraints for humans. Here is argued that there are good reasons to see the shackles as indicators of restrained humans - captives, slaves or both. It is also argued that the distinction between animal hobbles and human restraints is perhaps moot since the shackles could well have served both purposes.

  • 13.
    Gustafsson, Ny Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    In the wake of the hoards: Glimpses of non-ferrous metalworking through the finds of the Gotland hoard project2013In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 108, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    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.

  • 14.
    Gustafsson, Ny Björn
    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.
    Vikingatida blästerskydd av sten och lera från Mälardalen2009In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 104, no 4, p. 253-261Article in journal (Other academic)
    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.

  • 15.
    Hedenstierna-Jonson, Charlotte
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Borre style metalwork in the material culture of the Birka warriors: An apotropaic symbol2006In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 101, p. 312-322Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of the Borre style in the dress and equipment of the Viking Period warriorsat Birka is presented and discussed. The absence of Borre style metalwork onblade weapons evokes thoughts on the symbolic meaning of the style within amartial society. An apotropaic symbolic role for the style is suggested.

  • 16.
    Holm, Olof
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies.
    A Viking Period Sword from Skäckerfjällen with a Decorated Antler Grip2015In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 110, no 4, p. 289-290Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Holm, Olof
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Anders Wepsäläinen, Stalotomterna. En kritisk granskning av forskningsläget rörande en omdiskuterad fornlämningstyp, Acta Academiae Regiae Gustavi Adolphi 117, Uppsala 20112016In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 111, no 1, p. 62-64Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Holm, Olof
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Om behovet av metallsökning sett i ljuset av några järnåldersfynd från Brunflo i Jämtland2014In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 109, p. 215-217Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 19.
    Holm, Olof
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies.
    Stalotomterna, samerna och Hålogalands stormän: svar på Anders Wepsäläinens replik2016In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 111, no 3, p. 201-204Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Kalmring, Sven
    Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA), Germany.
    A conical bronze boss and Hedeby's Eastern Connection2014In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 109, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 1950 a collection of finds from Hedeby's harbour were published by an amateur in a regional periodical. They have not received much scholarly attention since. Out of the assemblage, only a penannular brooch came as a loan into the collections of the museum at Schloss Gottorf and entered the scientific debate.One of the finds illustrated in the 1950 article is a small conical bronze boss with an hexagonal basis. The search for comparisons leads into the Rus’ and to Gnëzdovo on the Upper Dnepr. The artefact is part of a small but distinct Eastern and Oriental find horizon in Hedeby that survived in its High Medieval successor, the town of Schleswig.

  • 21.
    Kalmring, Sven
    Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology, Schleswig, Tyskalnd.
    Of Thieves, Counterfeiters and Homicides: Crime in Hedeby and Birka2010In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 105, p. 281-290Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    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.

  • 22.
    Kalmring, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    The Birka Proto-Town GIS - A Source for Comprehensive Studies of Björkö2012In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 107, no 4, p. 253-265Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Viking Period proto-town site of Birka on the island of Björkö in Lake Mälaren is one of the prime sites in Swedish archaeology and much research has been done on it. However, with time the amount of available information, the fact that the Birka research has no common research strategy and a bewildering output of publications have all made it difficult to define the current state and future perspectives in research. With the development of a proto-town GIS for Birka on the template of similar projects elsewhere, the state of research can now be consolidated, offering a point of departure for urgently needed syntheses.

  • 23.
    Ljung, Cecilia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Skiftet. Vikingatida sed och kristen tro. Ett mångvetenskapligt perspektiv på kristnandeprocessen i Mälarområdet. Red. Sten Tesch. Skellefteå 20172017In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, no 3Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Melin, Pia
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of the History of Art.
    Öberg, Jan
    sandquist öberg, Christina
    Svanberg, Jan
    Hall, Thomas
    ”Albertus Ymmenhusen alias Albertus Pictor”2003In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 98Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Myrberg Burström, Nanouschka
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies.
    Elina Screen, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Nor­wegian Collections, part I (vol. 65) & II (vol. 66), Oxford 2013 & 20152016In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 111, no 1, p. 66-68Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Nilsson, Per
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Sörman, Anna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    En gjutform av täljsten från den yngre bronsåldern: Spår av bronshantverk vid Rambodal i Norrköping2015In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 110, no 2, p. 84-96Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The excavation of a Late Bronze Age settlement at Rambodal, just outside the city of Norrköping, has provided interesting evidence for Bronze Age metalworking, including the third Bronze Age stone casting mould found to date in the county of Östergötland. The settlement consisted of a single farm with dates from Per. V of the Bronze Age to the earliest Iron Age. In addition to high-quality ceramics, the settlement yielded several traces of bronze casting, such as a copper melt and part of a soapstone mould for a small socketed axe, probably dating to Per.VI. Soapstone moulds are rarely found at settlement sites. The find provides interesting data for discussions of the molds’ use contexts. The evidence for small-scale household metalworking at a minor farmstead like Rambodal holds significant potential for future research on the spread and organisation of this craft.

  • 27.
    Nordberg, Andreas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, History of Religions.
    Vad är en kultplats?2011In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Nordberg, Andreas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, History of Religions.
    Grönwall, Richard
    Stockholms läns museum.
    Nygamla kammargravar i Täby och Botkyrka2009In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, no 2, p. 142-145Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Regebro, Margareta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Section for History of Religions.
    [Saknar titel]: [Recension av François-Xavier Dillmann, "Les magiciens dans l’Islande ancienne. Études sur la répresentation de la magie islandaise et de ses agents dans les sources littéraires norroises." (Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur. Uppsala 2006)]2007In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, no 3, p. 203-205Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Sjöstrand, Ylva
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Straight or bent legs?: On variation among the elks of the Naemforen rock carvings2010In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 105, no 1, p. 9-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper analyses variation among the elks depicted in rock carvings at Namforsen, Angermanland, northern Sweden. A central difference among the elks is found in the angle of their legs. Some elks have legs in the shape of vertical lines while others have flexed knees. The straight-legged type is more common but rarely executed in the surface-pecked technique. Only about twelve of the elks combine both qualities. There is also an interesting pattern in the elks' relationship to humans. Of the elks within 1 metre's radius of a human figure, 93% have straight legs. Contourpecked elks are similar to footprint carvings. The interpretation offered is that the elk motif was a key symbol that expressed the classifications central to society. One of these classifications was, it is suggested, the distinction between the static and the mobile.

  • 31.
    Spangen, Marte
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Kerstin Eidlitz Kuoljok, Den samiska sitan och vinterbyarna. En utmaning. Institutionen for kulturantropologioch etnologi, Uppsala universitet 2011.105 s. ISBN 978-91-506-2181-5.2015In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, no 2, p. 141-144Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 32. Sten, Sabine
    et al.
    Lovén, Christian
    Kjellström, Anna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Lidén, Kerstin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    Vretemark, Maria
    Hongslo Vala, Cecilie
    Ljunggren, Östen
    Fjällström, Markus
    Shalabi, Adel
    Duvernoy, Olov
    Segelsjö, Monica
    Malmström, Helena
    Jakobsson, Mattias
    Erik den heliges skelett2016In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 111, no 1, p. 27-40Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Saint Erik was King of Sweden for a few years up to 1160, when he was killed. A skeleton attributed to him is kept in Uppsala Cathedral. It underwent sci­entific reappraisal in 2014. The analyses included computer tomography, X­ray absorptiometry, isotope analysis and DNA sampling. Radiocarbon con­firms the alleged age of the bones. They belong to a 35–40­year­old man inexcellent physical shape. The many wounds that he received in connectionwith his death fit surprisingly well with the saint's legend, whose preservedversion was written 130 years after the event.

  • 33.
    Viberg, Andreas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    Gustafsson, Christer
    Burks, Jarrod
    On the interpretation of geophysical data and the suggested presence of a western moat at Gråborg on Öland2017In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 112, no 1, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2007 a magnetometer survey was carried out at the ring fort Gråborg on the Swedish island of Öland. The results were interpreted as indicating the remains of over 60 buildings, several roads, wells and a large moat outside the fort's northwestern gate. In 2011 these interpretations were severely criticised, and it was suggested that the moatlike anomaly in the geophysical data had actually been caused by a lightning strike. It was also suggested that none of the other interpreted features were actually supported by the presented magnetometry data.

    This paper presents the results of a groundpenetrating radar (GPR) survey of the same area. The GPR data were collected in 2014 using themultiantenna Malå Imaging Radar Array (MIRA) system, covering an area of approximately 3.8 ha. The results show that the ground inside and outside the fort's walls is heavily disturbed by farming. Most of the underground features visible in the data can be interpreted as drainage ditches and power cables, but a fewlinear features are identified as being of possible archaeological interest. When comparing the radar data to the buildings, roads andwells suggested in the magnetometry interpretation, no apparent correlation can be established. There is furthermore no sign of any moat in the suggested area. The GPR results therefore support the idea that this moatlike feature is indeed the remains of a lightning strike.

  • 34.
    Viberg, Andreas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    Wikström, Anders
    St. Mary's Dominican Convent in Sigtuna Revisited: Geophysical and archaeological investigations2011In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 106, no 4, p. 322-333Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey and an archaeological excavation of the buried remains of the Medieval Dominican convent in Sigtuna (Raä 30) produced new information on the ground plan of the convent and the condition of the buried structures remaining at the site. The site has hitherto seen surprisingly little archaeological investigations, and it is now over 30 years since the previous fieldwork. In addition to the foundation walls of the convent and adjoining structures, GPR also revealed an earlier building phase and a previously unknown lavatorium connected to the southern range. These interpretations were confirmed by excavations in September 2009. A suggestion as to the function of the various buildings, based on comparison with other convents, is offered.

  • 35.
    Zachrisson, Torun
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Anne-Mari Hållans Stenholm, Fornminnen. Det förflutnas roll i det förkristna och kristna Mälardalen2013In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 108, no 4, p. 288-290Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Zachrisson, Torun
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Arkeologin bakom Rimbert: Om Hergeirs och Gautberts kyrkor och om borgen i Birka2011In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 106, no 2, p. 100-112Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In his Vita Anskarii, Rimbert describes the Christian mission to the port of the Swedes in the 830s. He mentions two churches there, one built on the family estate of the port bailiff, the other built in the seaport itself by Bishop Gautbert. The loca- tions of these churches have long been discussed. Thanks to archaeological research excavations it is now possible to offer a new suggestion regarding the church of Gautbert. It is argued that the hillfort of Birka, Borg, may be the site of this church and the bishop’s fortified precinct. This would make Birka structurally similar to a number of coeval cities on the Continent, where there was a fortified cathedral hill and a market town at its foot. 9th century finds on and around Borg open up for such a possibility. 

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