Uniting Strategies: Material Culture in Eastern Central Sweden at the End of the Middle Neolithic
2003 (English)In: Uniting Sea: Stone Age Societies in the Baltic Sea region, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History , 2003, 132-146 p.Chapter in book (Other scientific)
The following article is not a presentation of new facts or theories, rather it is a discussion of some problems and challenges associated with our interpretation of the Middle Neolithic at the present. It also tries to show that material, which has been largely ignored because it falls between definitions, might in fact give important clues to prehistoric events. The second half of the article presents a small project currently underway, which is focused on the existence or non-existence of a hybrid form of pottery; displaying traits from the ceramic traditions of both the Battle Axe culture and the Pitted Ware culture, at the end of the Middle Neolithic B (c. 2700-2200 B.C.). It is argued that the blending of styles and techniques are not the inevitable result of co-existence in the same region, but rather a vital clue to the strategies used by individuals and groups when communicating with each other through material culture. The author focuses on posing questions and formulating problems, with the hope of answering some of them in the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History , 2003. 132-146 p.
neolithic, battle axe culture, pitted ware culture, pottery, third group, identity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-72131ISBN: 91-506-1689-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-72131DiVA: diva2:100042