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East and West, North and South in Sápmi - Networks and Boundaries in Sámi Archaeology in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.
2014 (English)In: Sounds Like Theory: XII Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting in Oulu 25.-28.4.2012 / [ed] Janne Ikäheimo, Anna-Kaisa Salmi & Tiina Äikäs, Helsinki: The Archaeological Society of Finland , 2014, 173-185 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to explore aspects of the construction of entities, networks, and boundaries in archaeological research, focusing on the notions of Sápmi and Sámi archaeology primarily in Sweden. Sápmi, as a geographical as well as an ethnic, cultural, and political concept, can be seen as an interesting example of the interrelations between identity, politics, and the writing of the past in northernmost Europe. In the article, I discuss the notion of Sápmi and some of its historical and contemporary, political, and scientific contexts, and examine some of the debates and controversies concerning prehistory in Sápmi. What is the importance of archaeology in Sápmi, and what is the importance of Sápmi for archaeology?

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Helsinki: The Archaeological Society of Finland , 2014. 173-185 p.
, Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland, ISSN 1799-862X ; 2
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Sámi, Sápmi, archaeology, heritage, indigeneity, repatriation, reburial
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239945ISBN: 978-952-67594-6-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239945DiVA: diva2:775676
Arctic Origins - Archaeology and the Search for the Origins of the Northern Peoples in the East and the West
Swedish Research Council, 421-2010-1583
Available from: 2015-01-04 Created: 2015-01-04 Last updated: 2015-01-04

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