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Dating Danish textiles and skins from bog finds by means of 14-C AMS
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ion Physics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science, ISSN 0305-4403, E-ISSN 1095-9238, Vol. 37, no 2, 261-268 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study presents the results of 44 new C-14 analyses of Danish Early Iron Age textiles and skins. Of 52 Danish bog finds containing skin and textile items, 30 are associated with bog bodies. Until now, only 18 of these have been dated. In this paper we add dates to the remaining finds. The results demonstrate that the Danish custom of depositing clothed bodies in a bog is centred to the centuries immediately before and at the beginning of the Common Era. Most of these bodies are carefully placed in the bog - wrapped or dressed in various textile and/or skin garments. The care with which these people were placed in the bog indicates that they represent a hitherto unrecognised burial custom supplementing the more common burial pratice for this period.

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2010. Vol. 37, no 2, 261-268 p.
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Subatomic Physics Engineering and Technology
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Ion Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-122102DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.037ISI: 000273073400004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-122102DiVA: diva2:308439
Available from: 2010-04-06 Created: 2010-04-06 Last updated: 2014-12-11Bibliographically approved

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