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Identitet i praktik: Lokala, regionala och överregionala sociala sammanhang inom nordlig trattbägarkultur
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.
2008 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis discusses the introduction of cultural practices such as cultivation, cattle herding, pottery craft and specific lithic traditions in the region around the Baltic Sea during the Stone Age. The main focus is on the Early Neolithic (4000-3300 cal. BC) Funnel Beaker Culture of Mälardalen and Bergslagen in eastern Central Sweden. Archaeological material from neighbouring parts of Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, northern Poland and northern Germany are also included in the discussion. The thesis does not attempt to explain why practices like agriculture and ceramic production were introduced, rather it discusses when and how they took place. The archaeological material is discussed as remains of activities like living, crafting, cultivating, herding – cultural practices that were created through participation and performance. It is argued that participation in these activities shaped aspects of the participants' identity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Arkeologi , 2008. , 328 p.
Coast to coast-books, ISSN 1404-1251 ; 17
Keyword [en]
Archaeology, Stone Age, Early Neolithic, Funnel Beaker Culture, Funnel Beaker pottery, polygonal batte-axes, farmers, hunter-gatherers, culture, practice, identity, communities of practice
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-8996ISBN: 91-974715-6-9 (print)ISBN: 978-91-974715-6-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-8996DiVA: diva2:172270
Public defence
2008-05-31, Geijersalen, Engelska Parken, Hus 6, Thunbergsvägen 3, Uppsala, 10:00
Available from: 2008-05-16 Created: 2008-05-16Bibliographically approved

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