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Current research on the Neolithic of southern Sweden

Publication date: Oct 19, 2012 4:41:16 PM

Start: Nov 6, 2012 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 6, 2012 1:00:00 PM

Location: Room 209, Institute of Archaeology

Neolithic clay disc

A half-day seminar highlighting current research on the Neolithic of southern Sweden will be held at the Institute on 6 November.

Presentations

  • 10.00: Magnus Andersson & Magnus Artursson: Döserygg and the Skegrie Dolmens - New light on the megalithic graves in south-west Scania, southern Sweden
  • 10.30: Kristian Brink: Hyllie and Bunkflostrand - two palisaded enclosures in south-west Scania, Sweden
  • 11.00: Kristina Jennbert: Neolithic identities? -  Pitted Ware in the South Scandinavian Neolithic
  • 11.30: Torbjörn Ahlstöm: Digital bones
  • 12.00: Ola Magnell: Animal husbandry during the Neolithic in southern Sweden
  • 12.30: Discussion

All are welcome to attend.

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Mike Parker Pearson.


Abstracts

Kristian Brink: Hyllie and Bunkflostrand - two palisaded enclosures in south-west Scania, Sweden
The palisaded enclosures of the early third millenia BC in southern Scandinavia indicate variation in use. The palisaded enclosures of Hyllie and Bunkeflostrand are used to exemplify this variation. Also, the societal importance of these monuments are touched upon. The enclosures were important places in social change within local societies that took place c. 2800-2500 BC. During this time continental Corded Ware traditions had a great impact on people in the region.

Kristina Jennbert: Neolithic identities? -  Pitted Ware in the South Scandinavian Neolithic
What does the archaeological material on the Pitted Ware Jonstorp sites on the north-west coast of Scania represent? What about the materiality in this extremely maritime landscape in relation to other sites classified as Funnel Beaker sites? Could we say anything about cultural- and ethnic identity, hierarchies, gender identities? Or does the materiality reflect a hybridization/creolization of Neolithic societies, as new elements from outside were incorporated in the Scandinavian traditions.

Magnus Andersson & Magnus Artursson: Döserygg and the Skegrie Dolmens - New light on the megalithic graves in south-west Scania, southern Sweden
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