The landscape of a Swedish boat-grave cemetery

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/311915
Title:
The landscape of a Swedish boat-grave cemetery
Authors:
Williams, Howard ( 0000-0003-3510-6852 ) ; Rundkvist, Martin; Danielsson, Arne
Abstract:
The paper integrates topographical and experiential approaches to the mortuary landscape of a Viking period inhumation-grave excavated in 2005 within the cemetery at Skamby, Kuddy parish, Östergötland province, Sweden. We argue that the landscape context was integral to the performance of the funerary ceremonies and the subsequent monumental presence of the dead in the landscape. We offer a way to move beyond monocausal explanations for burial location based on single-scale analyses. Instead, we suggest that boat-inhumation at Skamby was a commemorative strategy that operated on multiple scales and drew its significance from multiple landscape attributes.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Williams, H., Rundkvist, M. & Danielsson, A. 2010. The landscape of a Swedish boat-grave cemetery, Landscapes 11(1), pp. 1-24
Publisher:
Oxbow
Journal:
Landscapes
Publication Date:
Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/311915
DOI:
10.1179/lan.2010.11.1.1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the published PDF version of an article published in Landscapes© 2010. The definitive version is available at http://www.maneyonline.com/toc/lan/11/1
ISSN:
1466-2035
Sponsors:
British Academy
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Howarden
dc.contributor.authorRundkvist, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorDanielsson, Arneen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T14:18:34Zen
dc.date.available2014-01-27T14:18:34Zen
dc.date.issued2010-03en
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, H., Rundkvist, M. & Danielsson, A. 2010. The landscape of a Swedish boat-grave cemetery, Landscapes 11(1), pp. 1-24en
dc.identifier.issn1466-2035en
dc.identifier.doi10.1179/lan.2010.11.1.1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/311915en
dc.descriptionThis is the published PDF version of an article published in Landscapes© 2010. The definitive version is available at http://www.maneyonline.com/toc/lan/11/1en
dc.description.abstractThe paper integrates topographical and experiential approaches to the mortuary landscape of a Viking period inhumation-grave excavated in 2005 within the cemetery at Skamby, Kuddy parish, Östergötland province, Sweden. We argue that the landscape context was integral to the performance of the funerary ceremonies and the subsequent monumental presence of the dead in the landscape. We offer a way to move beyond monocausal explanations for burial location based on single-scale analyses. Instead, we suggest that boat-inhumation at Skamby was a commemorative strategy that operated on multiple scales and drew its significance from multiple landscape attributes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipBritish Academyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxbowen
dc.subjectVikingen
dc.subjectboat-graveen
dc.subjectlandscapeen
dc.subjectdeathen
dc.subjectmemoryen
dc.titleThe landscape of a Swedish boat-grave cemeteryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalLandscapesen
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