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  • 301.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Looking into the recent past.: Extending and exploring the field of archaeology.2009In: Current Swedish Archaeology, ISSN 1102-7355, Vol. 15-16, p. 21-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The archaeology of the recent past is a growing field of research. Is this merely a chronological extension of the field of archaeology, or is it something more? What motivates an archaeological interest in a period of time for which there are so many other sources of information? Here it is argued that the archaeology of the recent past is important not only to bring to light other stories than those generally told, but also to bring to the fore theoretical issues of general relevance for archaeology. The latter concern what material remains can be more than just potential sources of information about the past.

  • 302.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Minnesgömmor: Berättelser om föremål gömda i jorden i Estland under andra världskriget2012 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under hösten 1944 flydde omkring 70 000 människor från Estland undan den framryckande Röda armén och nästan hälften av dem kom till Sverige. De flesta trodde att den sovjetiska ockupationen skulle bli kortvarig och att de snart skulle kunna återvända hem. Många gömde därför värdefulla ägodelar som inte kunde tas med i flykten genom att gräva ner dem på "säkra" ställen. Ända fram till Stalins död 1953 fortsatte människor att gömma föremål i jorden, nu av rädsla för att bli deporterade till Sibirien.

     

    I Minnesgömmor skildrar arkeologen Mats Burström historierna om några av dessa skatter; föremål som blev kvar i jorden, sådana som försvann, och sådana som återfanns och nu ingår i nya sammanhang. De mångskiftande berättelserna binder samman den lilla och den stora historien, och speglar hur världspolitiska skeenden formar enskilda familjers livsöden, ibland i flera generationer.

    Men mest av allt handlar denna samtidsarkeologiska studie om vad föremål betyder för oss och för vår förmåga att minnas.

  • 303.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Moderna ruiner ger svindlande nya perspektiv2011In: Svenska Dagbladet, no 27 april, p. 7-7Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 304.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    More than a Sensitive Ear: What to Expect of a Professional Expert2014In: Who Needs Experts?: Counter-mapping Cultural Heritage / [ed] John Schofield, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, p. 101-112Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The need for dialogue between heritage management and various societal groups is now widely recognized. This is a great improvement which has changed the role of the professional expert. It is no longer sufficient to just have expert knowledge within your scholarly field; you must also be able to conduct a two-way communication with people outside that field who have other interests and priorities. How the heritage management should respond to these different views is however a delicate matter. It is not self-evident that the management best represents the public interest by making the public’s opinion their own. It may, on the contrary, be argued that the professional expert has a particular responsibility to stand up for other values than those that are spontaneously embraced by the public.

  • 305.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    More than a sensitive ear: what you are entitled to expect of a professional expert2010In: Handbok. The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group: 17-19 December 2010. Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol., Bristol.: University of Bristol , 2010, p. 34-35Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 306.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Norska kämpar och glömda kvinnor2014In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Vad minns vi av vår nära historia? Efter 70 år lever minnet av norska flyktingar fortfarande starkt i sörmländska Eckersta medan de kvinnor som kom dit med Röda korsets vita bussar har fallit i glömska.

  • 307.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    När fragmenten blir större än helheten2012In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 31 augustiArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Få saker stimulerar fantasin mer än fragment. Avsaknaden av en på förhand given helhet engagerar och lockar till tolkning. Mångfalden av tänkbara tolkningar påminner oss om verklighetens komplexitet.

  • 308.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    När skeppen kom lastade med ny natur2017In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 8 septemberArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Enorma mängder material har under historiens gång förflyttats runt jorden som barlast. Med barlasten följde djur och växter som härigenom spreds till nya områden. Där är många arter numera så väletablerade att de betraktas som inhemska, medan andra ses som oönskade immigranter.

  • 309.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Punctum of the contemporary past2017In: Clashes of Time: The Contemporary Past as a Challange for Archaeology / [ed] Jean-Marie Blaising, Jan Driessen, Jean-Pierre Legendre, Laurent Olivier, Louvain: Presses universitaires de Louvain , 2017, p. 221-229Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A recurring question is what the archaeology of the contemporary past has contributed to our historical knowledge of the 20th century: what do we know now that we didn’t know before? This may indeed be a relevant question, but it is also too limited to do justice in an evaluation of the field. The scope of the archaeology of the contemporary past is not restricted to the adding to general historical knowledge; it is also to investigate how the material world influences our lives and shapes our understanding of the past. Roland Barthes’ concepts studium and punctum may be used to discuss the difference between a more conventional historical study of the contemporary past and an archaeological one. While the studium speaks to our intellect, the punctum addresses our emotions. The punctum is something that catches our attention; it is something we add ourselves but, according to Barthes: ‘what is nonetheless already there’. This paradox highlights the relation between what is in the eye of the beholder and what is governed by the material itself and therefore is beyond interpretation. I suggest that the punctum we find in the study of the contemporary past constitute a central aspect of general relevance for the archaeological discipline.

  • 310.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Review of: Ann Garrison Darrin & Beth Laura O'Leary, (Eds), 2009, Handbook of Space engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage. Boca Raton: CRC Press.2011In: European Journal of Archaeology, ISSN 1461-9571, E-ISSN 1741-2722, Vol. 14, no 1-2, p. 271-273Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 311.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Ryssland söker ännu sina stupade2013In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Kring Sankt Petersburg ligger ännu kvarlevorna efter tusentals soldater som stupade under andra världskriget. Att söka efter dessa engagerar många frivilliga som vill ge en annan bild av kriget än den officiella.

  • 312.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Samtidsarkeologi - varför gräva i det förflutna? : rapport från en session vid konferensen IX Nordic TAG i Århus 20072008Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
  • 313.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Samtidsarkeologi: Introduktion till ett forskningsfält2007 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 314.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Selective remembrance: Memories of a Second World War refugee camp in Sweden2009In: Norwegian Archaeological Review, ISSN 0029-3652, E-ISSN 1502-7678, Vol. 42, no 2, p. 136-149Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the Second World War a number of military training camps were established in officially neutral Sweden for Norwegians who had fled the German occupation. Immediately after the war several of these localities were used to house women evacuated from German concentration camps. One of the Swedish camps has been subject of a small scale archaeological excavation. It brings important questions about remembrance and forgetting to the fore. What material remains are there to be found and what stories do local people tell? And why did one of the Norwegians excavate a Viking Age burial mound?

  • 315.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Skärvor av 1900-tal: Arkeologiska essäer2015 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Alla platser har en historia att berätta. I Skärvor av 1900-tal söker arkeologen Mats Burström upp ställen där något alldeles speciellt utspelat sig. En mytomspunnen filminspelningsplats i Kalifornien, en specialbyggd arena för Tredje rikets skördefestival, gropen efter en störtad raket i Småland, och sovjetiska kärnvapenbaser på Kuba.

    Platser som myllrat av liv och rörelse ligger nu tysta och öde. Den tydliga skillnaden mellan då och nu gör intryck på en besökare. Ibland är de fysiska spåren från tidigare händelser iögonfallande, ibland oansenliga. Oavsett storlek hjälper lämningarna oss att få syn på andra aspekter av det förflutna än de som brukar dominera historieskrivningen. De kvarlämnade tingen låter oss komma nära människor som annars sällan uppmärksammas.

    Resterna av det förra århundradet framstår ofta som märkvärdigt tidlösa fornlämningar. Som skärvor av en förlorad helhet har de en förunderlig förmåga att beröra och väcka nya tankar.

  • 316.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Skördefest med besk eftersmak2011In: Svenska Dagbladet, Vol. 2 oktober, no Kultur, p. 20-20Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur ska man hantera platser som är viktiga ur historisk synpunkt, men som belastas av ett mörkt förflutet? Frågan huruvida platsen för Tredje rikets skördefestival ska skyddas som ett kulturminne rör fortfarande upp känslor.

  • 317.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    The poetic dimension of fragments2017In: Inside and beside the camp / [ed] Jan Kaila, Japo Knuutila, Helsinki: The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the arts Helsinki , 2017, p. 82-87Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    From a poetic perspective the essential quality of archaeological fragments is their relation to time. Our spontaneous desire when encountering them is not to collect them all and put them back together into the original whole of which they once formed a part. Instead, fragments point to something beyond this, hinting at the larger complexity of reality. They evoke reflections that move between different temporalities at the same time; this is radically different from the grand narratives usually offered by conventional, linear history. For a poetic archaeology, the way to approach the past is closer to the way in which human memory works; mixing and making sense of fragments from different contexts and periods of time.

  • 318.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Tingens tidsrymd: Arkeologiska perspektiv på samtidens heterogenitet2016In: Historiens hemvist. 3, Minne, medier och materialitet / [ed] Johan Hegardt, Trond Lundemo, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Archaeology's object of study is that which has been left behind by previous and current generations. Such material remains are characterized partly by their durability across time and partly by the way in which relics from discrete epochs intermingle to form new entities. Things outlast the people who once created them, eventually coming to assume new forms and enter into new settings. By virtue of this temporal extension, material remains present a challenge to modernity's notion of a linear chronological order within which every item occupies a specified, clearly delimited moment. It is a phenomenon that complicates an issue which archaeologists repeatedly confront with regard to the dating of a material artefact: what might be called the timeframe of the material can no longer be confined to some originary moment and first period of use. In the human world, all artefacts that exist concurrently are contemporary with each other, regardless of their age. This insight into the temporary heterogeneity of every age calls for a reassessement of archaeology's procedural protocols. Rather than being confined within a factitious chronological order, material artefacts must be permitted to occupy a timeframe that stretches beyond the confines of periodizing convention and that includes their recurring reappearance in new contexts. In this way the universe of material things will be seen to resemble human memory. In memory, fragments from different periods are continually intermingling to form new images of the past. In similar fashion, archaeology needs to acknowledge the fact that the world of human beings at any given moment consists of a mixture of material objects of differing ages that nonetheless possess contemporaneity and that form a collective unity.

  • 319.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Treasured memories: An anecdotal mapping of wartime caches in Estonia2014In: Ruin Memories: Materiality, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past / [ed] Olsen, Bjørnar & Pétursdóttir, Ϸóra, Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2014, p. 143-161Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    War and forced human migration are unfortunately two characteristics of the twentieth century; the phenomena are closely related to each other and they are both associated with an enormous amount of human pain and suffering. Being forced to abandon your home normally means leaving behind most, if not all, of your belongings.This loss is, of course, not as severe as the frequent loss of life that occurs in wartime, but it is nonetheless significant. The world in which we live is very much a material one, and when we are deprived of our possessions it is shaken to its foundations. It can feel as though part of us has been lost, and can even force us to entertain doubts as to who we really are. Is a carpenter without his tools still a carpenter? Can we remember our personal history without the objects that served as repositories of those memories? Are we the same without our belongings?

  • 320.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Treasured memories: Tales of buried belongings in wartime Estonia2012Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the autumn of 1944, around 70,000 people fled Estonia in the face of the Red Army advance. Most of them believed the Soviet occupation would be shortlived and they would soon be able to return home, so many of them hid the most valuable of their belongings they were unable to carry, burying them in ‘safe’ places. Until Stalin’s death in 1953, Estonians continued to bury objects to hide them, now for fear of deportation to Siberia.

    In Treasured memories, the archaeologist Mats Burström tells the stories of some of these hoards: the ones that remain buried, the ones that vanished, and the ones that were recovered and have found a place in new contexts. Their sheer variety brings together all levels of history, from personal memories to high politics, and reflects how events on the world stage can shape the fate of individual families, even across several generations.

    Yet most of all, as a groundbreaking work of contemporary archaeology, it is concerned with what objects mean to us, and our gift for remembering.

  • 321.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Vad är en kruka på museum mot en skärva i jorden?2010In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, p. 27 april-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 322.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Var blev ni av? Om ödehusens lockelse2014In: Ödehus: En sommarutställning i Stensjö by 2013-2014 / [ed] Robert Danielsson, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2014, p. 5-5Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    I ödehus möter vi saker som inte längre är i någons tjänst, som inte längre behöver göra nytta, och plötsligt ser vi dem med andra ögon. Övergivna, oanvända och märkta av tidens tand trotsar sakerna vår vardagliga förståelse av nyttoföremål.

  • 323.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Vi behöver tingen för att minnas2007Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 324.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Världsarvskommittén försöker stoppa tiden2009In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, p. 23 juli-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 325.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Arén, Lena
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Bäckebobomben: minnen av Hitlers raket2007 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 326.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Diez Acosta, Tomás
    González Noriega, Estrella
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Hernández, Ismael
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Pajón, M., Jesús
    Robaina Jaramillo, Jesús Rafael
    Westergaard, Bengt
    Memories of a world crisis: The archaeology of a former Soviet nuclear missile site in Cuba.2009In: Journal of social archaeology, ISSN 1469-6053, E-ISSN 1741-2951, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 295-318Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Santa Cruz de los Pinos is a small town like most others in the Cuban countryside. But half a century ago it was the epicenter of the 1962 Missile Crisis. During that time it served as a Soviet base for middle-range nuclear missiles, and the US air reconnaissance photos of it were spread through media all around the world. The crisis was solved through negotiations without Cuban involvement, and as a result of this neglect the Missile Crisis has been an under-communicated part of history in Cuba. A Swedish-Cuban research project has now investigated what kinds of memories of the crisis remain today at the former missile base – in the ground as well as in people’s minds. Digging in the ground has proved to be an effective way to start a remembering process and to help disarm a politically loaded history and uncover other stories than those dominating ‘big history’.

  • 327.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Gelderblom, Bernhard
    Dealing with difficult heritage: The case of Bückeberg, site of the Third Reich Harvest Festival2011In: Journal of social archaeology, ISSN 1469-6053, E-ISSN 1741-2951, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 266-282Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    From 1933 to 1937 the German National Socialist (Nazi) Party arranged an annual harvest festival at Bückeberg, close to the city of Hamelin. The festival was one of the symbolically most important celebrations in the Third Reich; at its height, more than one million people are reported to have gathered there. A special arena, designed by Albert Speer, was built to handle the large number of participants. Although extensive remains of this arena have survived, local feeling has prevented them from receiving official recognition as a historical monument. This paper presents the Bückeberg site and discusses the responsibilities of heritage professionals towards sites which may have significance as testimony to the past but which are not actively championed by the public.

  • 328.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Göteborgs universitet.
    From nuclear missile hangar to pigsty: an archaeological photo-essay on the 1962 world crisis2013In: Counterpoint: Essays in Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Honour of Professor Kristian Kristiansen / [ed] Bergerbrant, S. & Sabatini, S., Oxford: Archaeopress , 2013, p. 733-737Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Half a century ago – in October 1962 – the world was on the threshold to the unthinkable: a full-scale nuclear war between the USA and the Soviet Union. The focus of the conflict was a number of Soviet launching sites for medium-range missiles situated in the Cuban countryside. Today, at first glance it is difficult to discover traces at these sites that testify to their important role in twentieth-century history. A closer look, however, reveals not only material remains but also an extensive, peaceful reuse of elements from the former military installations. This photo-essay presents some of the material evidence found during archaeological fieldwork at the missile site at Santa Cruz de los Pinos, also known as San Cristobal 3, situated c. 100 kilometres west of Havana.

  • 329.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet.
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet.
    Kärnvapenhangaren blev till skrivbordsprydnader2012In: Fynd. Tidskrift för Göteborgs stadsmuseum och Fornminnesföreningen i Göteborg, ISSN 0282-7301, p. 67-70Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 330.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet.
    Karlsson, Karlsson
    Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet.
    World Crisis in Ruin: The Archaeology of the Former Soviet Nuclear Missile Sites in Cuba2011 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The 1962 Missile Crisis is a well-known episode of the Cold War and twentieth-century history. It is documented in a wide variety of sources, and it has been the subject of extensive historical research. But what remains today of the missile sites that once were a focus of world interest? What does a World Crisis in ruin look like? In order to find new ways of looking at the Crisis we conducted archaeological fieldwork, looking for memories in the ground as well as in people's minds. The pictorial results of our efforts are presented in this book.

  • 331.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Världskris i ruin: samtidsarkeologiska undersökningar av sovjetiska kärnvapenbaser på Kuba2008In: Samtidsarkeologi - varför gräva i det nära förflutna?: rapport från en session vid konferensen IX Nordic TAG i Århus 2007 / [ed] Mats Burström, Huddinge: Arkeologi, Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation, Södertörns högskola , 2008, p. 41-47Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 332. Buś, Magdalena M.
    et al.
    Lembring, Maria
    Kjellström, Anna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Strobl, Christina
    Zimmermann, Bettina
    Parson, Walther
    Allen, Marie
    Mitochondrial DNA analysis of a Viking age mass grave in Sweden2019In: Forensic Science International: Genetics, ISSN 1872-4973, E-ISSN 1878-0326, Vol. 42, p. 268-274Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 1998, a Viking Age mass grave was discovered and excavated at St. Laurence's churchyard in Sigtuna, Sweden. The excavated bones underwent osteoarchaeological analysis and were assigned to at least 19 individuals. Eleven skeletons showed sharp force trauma from bladed weapons. Mass graves are an unusual finding from this time period, making the burial context extraordinary. To investigate a possible maternal kinship among the individuals, bones and teeth from the skeletal remains were selected for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis. Sanger sequencing of short stretches of the hypervariable segments I and II (HVS-I and HVS-II) was performed. A subset of the samples was also analysed by massively parallel sequencing analysis (MPS) of the entire mtDNA genome using the Precision ID mtDNA Whole Genome Panel. A total of 15 unique and three shared mtDNA profiles were obtained. Based on a combination of genetic and archaeological data, we conclude that a minimum of 20 individuals was buried in the mass grave. The majority of the individuals were not maternally related. However, two possible pairs of siblings or mother-child relationships were identified. All individuals were assigned to West Eurasian haplogroups, with a predominance of haplogroup H. Although the remains showed an advanced level of DNA degradation, the combined use of Sanger sequencing and MPS with the Precision ID mtDNA Whole Genome Panel revealed at least partial mtDNA data for all samples.

  • 333.
    Byström, Emelie
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Poseidonia-Paestum revisited: Tracing aspects of place attachment in an ancient context2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The city of Poseidonia-Paestum on the Italian peninsula has a long and manifold history throughout Antiquity. The city was founded by Greek settlers in the seventh century BC, put under Lucanian rule around 400 BC, and was finally colonized by the Romans in the year of 273 BC. This study aims to connect the tangible traces of history to the intangible feelings for a place and explore how these elements give rise to the psychological process of place attachment. The concept holds and interdisciplinary potential and thus is possible to apply to the ancient material from Poseidonia-Paestum. The Greek agora, the Roman forum and the extramural Sanctuary of Santa Venera is approached and analysed from this perspective. A close reading of previous research on place attachment in combination with the archaeological record from Poseidonia-Paestum has formed the basis for analysing the material. This study has shown that it is possible to contextualize the theoretical framework of place attachment in an ancient material by pointing out the semiotic potency of the material remains from Poseidonia-Paestum. Through this perspective new questions have been raised and interpreted. Ultimately, a deeper understanding of the attitudes and ideas that formed the basis of human actions and decisions in the ancient city of Poseidonia-Paestum has been reached.

  • 334.
    Bäckheden, Anna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Beslag eller buckla?: En studie av platta järnfragment från hallhuset i Birkas Garnison2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper deals with flat iron fragments from the Viking Age hall situated in Birkas Garrison, Adelsö parish in Uppland. The aim of the study was to identify which objects these flat fragments were originally derived from. The aim was also to discuss the function of these objects and their presence in the hall. This would hopefully increase the knowledge about the hall and the warriors who lived and worked there. In some cases the fragments form and placement in the hall has not provided enough information to classify the object from which they derived. Where it has been possible, a majority of the fragments has been interpreted as parts of chest mounts or shield buckles. The result of the analysis shows the possibility of a large chest having once stood in the southwest corner of the hall.

  • 335. Bäckström, Ylva
    et al.
    Mispelaere, Jan
    Ingvarsson, Anne
    Fjellström, Markus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    Britton, Kate
    Integrating isotopes and documentary evidence: dieatary patterns in a late medieval and early modern mining community, Sweden2018In: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, ISSN 1866-9557, E-ISSN 1866-9565, Vol. 10, no 8, p. 2075-2094Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study explores the relationship between dietary patterns and social structure in a pre-industrial mining community in Salberget, Sweden c. 1470 to 1600 A.D. using a combination of different research approaches and tools, including archaeology, osteology, bone chemistry and history. The correlation between demographic criteria (sex and age) and archaeological variables (burial type and burial location) shows that Salberget was a highly stratified community. Group diets were investigated through analyses of stable isotopes (carbon, δ 13C, and nitrogen, δ 15N) of bone collagen from a sub-sample of individuals buried at the site (n = 67), interpreted alongside data from human dental lesions and deficiencies, animal bone waste and information on eating habits extracted from the extensive historical documents regarding mining activities at Salberget. These integrated analyses provide a clear association between social status and diet and confirm that social status, and to a lesser extent sex, gender and age, likely governed food choice and opportunity in this diverse community.

  • 336.
    Calleberg, Kerstin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    Stora torget: En geofysisk undersökning med georadar (GPR) av Stora torget i Sigtuna2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper contains geophysical analysis of the largest town square in Sigtuna, Sweden. The studied area is approximately 736 m2. The purpose of the study was to search for early medieval house remnants and to possibly find structures matching those found during excavations in other parts of the town. The hypothesis is that the town of Sigtuna was planned and that the yards of the town were put out in a special pattern following the main street, which is the same as today. During the day of the geophysical prospection the weather conditions were not optimal. A lot of water at the surface disturbed the instrument and gave a blurred image. It turned out that a lot of contemporary pipes and a large traffic island from the 1930s covered the area. Archaeological structures could only be seen in smaller areas in between later structures. Vague oblong structures could be seen, as well as a distinct smaller square on the eastern part of the area. A large rectangle close to the main street was also observed. None of these structures could be seen in modern maps or photographs and are therefore marked as something that could be of archaeological interest. Some of the structures that were noted were probably part of the original medieval town plan, as judged by their size and location.

  • 337.
    Calleberg, Kerstin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    The Victims at Sandby Borg: Tracing mobility and diet usingstrontium analyses2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sandby borg, an Iron Age ringfort on Öland, Sweden has been and is still at the center of attention in media and archaeological research. The massacre uncovered at the site during recent years opens many doors for analyses on the Migration Period (c. 400-550 AD) Iron Age skeletal remains. Eighteen teeth (molars) from 12 individuals and three rodent teeth were chosen for strontium (87Sr/86Sr) analyses. This was done to establish whether these individuals were locals or non-locals to Öland. The analyses displayed a, for the most part, local 87Sr/86Sr ratio. Two non-locals were identified, as well as a pattern of higher 87Sr/86Sr peaks on numerous of the individuals during a certain age span, which could indicate a local weaning process with a special food.

  • 338.
    Calleberg, Kerstin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Varför har vissa kvinnor begravts med ringspänne på vikingatidens Gotland?2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper contains analysis of Viking age female graves on the island Gotland in Sweden. The question asked is why some of these women carry penannular brooches, when these brooches were generally associated with males during the Viking age. The analysis shows that the majority of the women on Gotland wearing penannular brooches were found at the gravesite at Havor, Hablingbo. Depending on where the brooches were located in the grave; possible reconstructions of the individuals clothing were made. This shows that the women in Havor with penannular brooches had a different outfit than the general Viking woman of Gotland. When compared to women buried with penannular brooches in Birka, it shows that they do not use the brooches in the same way.

  • 339.
    Calmfors, Lars
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
    Heldin, Carl-Henrik
    Kragic Jansfelt, Danica
    Larsson, Mats
    Lidén, Kerstin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    Lidin, Sven
    Sjöberg, Britt-Marie
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
    Öquist, Gunnar
    Dåliga jobbvillkor gör att Sverige tappar elitforskare2014In: Dagens nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 340. Cappellini, Enrico
    et al.
    Welker, Frido
    Pandolfi, Luca
    Ramos-Madrigal, Jazmín
    Samodova, Diana
    Rüther, Patrick L.
    Fotakis, Anna K.
    Lyon, David
    Moreno-Mayar, J. Víctor
    Bukhsianidze, Maia
    Rakownikow Jersie-Christensen, Rosa
    Mackie, Meaghan
    Ginolhac, Aurélien
    Ferring, Reid
    Tappen, Martha
    Palkopoulou, Eleftheria
    Dickinson, Marc R.
    Stafford, Thomas W.
    Chan, Yvonne L.
    Götherström, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Nathan, Senthilvel K. S. S.
    Heintzman, Peter D.
    Kapp, Joshua D.
    Kirillova, Irina
    Moodley, Yoshan
    Agusti, Jordi
    Kahlke, Ralf-Dietrich
    Kiladze, Gocha
    Martínez-Navarro, Bienvenido
    Liu, Shanlin
    Sandoval Velasco, Marcela
    Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.
    Kelstrup, Christian D.
    Allentoft, Morten E.
    Orlando, Ludovic
    Penkman, Kirsty
    Shapiro, Beth
    Rook, Lorenzo
    Dalén, Love
    Gilbert, M. Thomas P.
    Olsen, Jesper V.
    Lordkipanidze, David
    Willerslev, Eske
    Early Pleistocene enamel proteome from Dmanisi resolves Stephanorhinus phylogeny2019In: Nature, ISSN 0028-0836, E-ISSN 1476-4687, Vol. 574, no 7776, p. 103-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The sequencing of ancient DNA has enabled the reconstruction of speciation, migration and admixture events for extinct taxa(1). However, the irreversible post-mortem degradation(2) of ancient DNA has so far limited its recovery-outside permafrost areasto specimens that are not older than approximately 0.5 million years (Myr)(3). By contrast, tandem mass spectrometry has enabled the sequencing of approximately 1.5-Myr-old collagen type I-4. and suggested the presence of protein residues in fossils of the Cretaceous period(5)-although with limited phylogenetic use(6). In the absence of molecular evidence, the speciation of several extinct species of the Early and Middle Pleistocene epoch remains contentious. Here we address the phylogenetic relationships of the Eurasian Rhinocerotidae of the Pleistocene epoch(7-9), using the proteome of dental enamel from a Stephanorhinus tooth that is approximately 1.77-Myr old, recovered from the archaeological site of Dmanisi (South Caucasus, Georgia)(10). Molecular phylogenetic analyses place this Stephanorhinus as a sister group to the Glade formed by the woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) and Merck's rhinoceros (Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis). We show that Coelodonta evolved from an early Stephanorhinus lineage, and that this latter genus includes at least two distinct evolutionary lines. The genus Stephanorhinus is therefore currently paraphyletic, and its systematic revision is needed. We demonstrate that sequencing the proteome of Early Pleistocene dental enamel overcomes the limitations of phylogenetic inference based on ancient collagen or DNA. Our approach also provides additional information about the sex and taxonomic assignment of other specimens from Dmanisi. Our findings reveal that proteomic investigation of ancient dental enamel-which is the hardest tissue in vertebrates(11), and is highly abundant in the fossil record-can push the reconstruction of molecular evolution further back into the Early Pleistocene epoch, beyond the currently known limits of ancient DNA preservation.

  • 341.
    Carlsson, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Dick Harrison & Kristina Svensson. Vikingaliv.2008In: Historisk Tidskrift.Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 342.
    Carlsson, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Husbjörn tog gäld på Gotland: Runstenarna vid  Torsätra och relationen till Runsa och Sigtuna2019In: Tidens landskap: En vänbok till Anders Andrén / [ed] Cecilia Ljung, Anna Andreasson Sjögren, Ingrid Berg, Elin Engström, Ann-Mari Hållans Stenholm, Kristina Jonsson, Alison Klevnäs, Linda Qviström, Torun Zachrisson, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2019, p. 164-166Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 343.
    Carlsson, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Arkeologi.
    Lindström, Dag: Forntid i Sverige, en introduktion2005In: Historisk tidskrift, ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 125, no 1, p. 135-137Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 344.
    Carlsson, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Arkeologi.
    Tankar kring Torsten och Torborg2005In: Arkeologi och naturvetenskap, Gyllenstiernska krapperupstiftelsen, Nyhamnsläge , 2005, p. 163-177Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 345.
    Carlsson, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Tolkande arkeologi och svensk forntidshistoria: från stenålder till vikingatid.2015Book (Other academic)
  • 346.
    Carlsson, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Jonsson, Kenneth
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Askahögen och Elias Brenners guldmynt2012In: Myntstudier, ISSN 1652-2303, E-ISSN 1652-2303, no 2, p. 34-39Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Askahögen has been regarded as a grave mound, but is is obvious that it was the site of a high status manor in the late Iron Age. A Carolingian? imitation of an Islamic dinar struck in the 780s or 790s was found before 1686 in a mound near Vadstena. It is possible that this mound was Askahögen. Other finds in Sweden with Islamic dinars from the Viking Age are listed. 

  • 347.
    Carlstedt, Christian
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Mälardalsyxan: En jämförande studie mellan Mellansverige och Baltikum samt Ryssland2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper deals with the mälardaltype celts and its connections to the similar celt type in Lithuania and Russia. The aim is to understand the celts relation to late bronze age society. Three places in central east Sweden is compared to two places in Lithuania and one in Russia. By comparing these places I hope to see how people during the late bronze age society used the celts to identify themselves with their collective and to shed light on how people during Late Bronze Age in central east Sweden were connected to the people across the Baltic sea. 

  • 348.
    Cassel, Kerstin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Från grav till gård: romersk järnålder på Gotland1998Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Houses with a stone foundation represent a new type of building on Gotland in the middle of the Roman Iron Age. At the same time there are other changes, for instance the number of visible graves decreases, and the farm and its land are emphasized by the stone enclosures that meander in the landscape. The purpose of this thesis is to examine how these changes in the source material can be understood in terms of changes in society and in people's way of looking at their world. Graves from the Roman Iron Age are studied in relation to their grave-goods, their appearance, and their connection to settlements and other graves. Objects of gold in the graves are compared with gold in deposits, and one can establish that different types of artefacts are found in different contexts. The settlements are also viewed at various levels, from the individual house and its artefacts to the structure of the cultural landscape. The hill-forts on Gotland are discussed and an overview of the Roman Iron Age in the rest of Scandinavia is given.

    The analysis of the graves reveals that the decrease in number in the middle of the Roman Iron Age can, at least in part, be explained by the a lack of a superstructure. At the same time precious artefacts such as Roman objects become more frequent, and so do the number of graves containing weapons. By studying the outline of the settlement pattern, one can conclude that the stone enclosures should not be interpreted merely as prehistoric fences, but that they should be recognized as a more complex phenomenon. In addition they link farms together into larger groups, and they connect the farmsteads to older graves. The interpretation that is put forward is that the stone enclosures, which link together farms and ancestors' graves, were an expression of how the society was organized around the family and kin. In this respect the stone enclosures "embodied" the social structure. In the analysis of the "forts", it is suggested that fortifications on flat ground belong to the period that precedes the changes in settlement, and that they constitute central places for the community. The forts on hilltops are on the other hand in many cases contemporaneous with houses with a stone foundation, and comparisons are made between hill-forts and stone enclosures.

    One interpretation that is put forward is that the maintenance of the social order in the local communities demanded new strategies, due to circumstances both on Gotland and in the surrounding world. Stone had a great part in this strategy, because it could preserve the farm and the enclosure-communities for the future. The stone enclosures linked the past graves to the present, and through the stones' permanence one built for the future. Some of the changes in the archaeological material can thus be interpreted as an attempt to prevent changes in the society.

  • 349. Chyleński, Maciej
    et al.
    Ehler, Edvard
    Somel, Mehmet
    Yaka, Reyhan
    Krzewińska, Maja
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Dabert, Miroslawa
    Juras, Anna
    Marciniak, Arkadiusz
    Ancient Mitochondrial Genomes Reveal the Absence of Maternal Kinship in the Burials of catalhoyuk People and Their Genetic Affinities2019In: Genes, ISSN 2073-4425, E-ISSN 2073-4425, Vol. 10, no 3, article id 207Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Çatalhöyük is one of the most widely recognized and extensively researched Neolithic settlements. The site has been used to discuss a wide range of aspects associated with the spread of the Neolithic lifestyle and the social organization of Neolithic societies. Here, we address both topics using newly generated mitochondrial genomes, obtained by direct sequencing and capture-based enrichment of genomic libraries, for a group of individuals buried under a cluster of neighboring houses from the classical layer of the site's occupation. Our data suggests a lack of maternal kinship between individuals interred under the floors of Çatalhöyük buildings. The findings could potentially be explained either by a high variability of maternal lineages within a larger kin group, or alternatively, an intentional selection of individuals for burial based on factors other than biological kinship. Our population analyses shows that Neolithic Central Anatolian groups, including Çatalhöyük, share the closest affinity with the population from the Marmara Region and are, in contrast, set further apart from the Levantine populations. Our findings support the hypothesis about the emergence and the direction of spread of the Neolithic within Anatolian Peninsula and beyond, emphasizing a significant role of Central Anatolia in this process.

  • 350.
    Colas Åberg, David
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
    Hierarchy through Diet: Stable isotope analysis of male graves of the estate church graveyard in Varnhem2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här uppsatsen behandlar ett antal individer begravda mellan 800 e.Kr. och 1150 e.Kr i ett tidigt kristet gravfält kring ruinen av Varnhems gårdskyrka. Av speciellt intresse är den placeringen som gravarna har i förhållande till kyrkomurarna och vad dessa placeringar innebär statusmässigt. Analys av stabila isotoper har därför utförts på de manliga individerna  så att deras diet kan faställas och agera som en markör för vad som känneteckas som hög och lågstatus bland de begravda männen i Varnhem.  

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