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A Lost World?: a re-evaluation of the boat grave at Årby in Turinge parish, Södermanland, Sweden
2015 (English)In: Dying Gods: religious beliefs in Northern and Eastern Europe in the time of Christianisation / [ed] Christiane Ruhmann & Vera Brieske, Hannover: Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum , 2015, 223-232 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

During the 1972 rescue excavation prior to a motorway construction project in the Swedish region of Södermanland, a previously unknown Viking Age burial ground was found near the farmstead of Årby in Turinge parish. The find included some early Christian graves as well as a boat grave that resembled a pre-Christian burial of a wealthy lady of the late Birka period. However, over the following 40 years, archaeology has developed new concepts and methods that seem to challenge this idea. Thus, a recent object ‘autopsy’ revealed that the boat grave dates from a much later period than previously assumed. This raises some interesting questions regarding the ecclesiastical organization in the 11th century. Why, all of a sudden, revive ancient burial rites? Was it an attempt by the people of Turinge to reconnect with ‘a lost world’? (Tesch, this volume.) In this paper, I intend to explain some of the details that contributed to the re-evaluation of the Turinge boat grave.

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Hannover: Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum , 2015. 223-232 p.
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Neue Studien zur Sachsenforschung, ISSN 2193-4185 ; 5
Keyword [en]
Artefact autosy - Christianisation of Scandinavia - Death and Burial (Archaeology) - Dress and identity - Dress and Personal Adornment (Archaeology) - Early Medieval Archaeology - Early Medieval Archaeology, Hybridity - History of Christianity - Hybridity - Material Culture of the Viking age - Religious Conversion - Religious Conversion - Viking Age Archaeology - Viking Age Scandinavia - Vikings in the East
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267763ISBN: 978-3-8062-3260-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-267763DiVA: diva2:874211
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A Lost World? Religious identity and burial practices during the introduction of Christianity in the Mälaren region, Sweden
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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
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Finansiär: Risbankens jubiläumsfond (planeringsanslag 2013)

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