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Föreställningar om det förflutna. Arkeologi och rekonstruktion

Petersson, Bodil LU (2003)
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Avhandlingen behandlar försök att i full skala återge hur det förflutna kan ha tett sig. Som objekt för undersökningen har jag valt stenåldersbyar, bronsåldershus, järnåldersmarknader, vikingafestivaler och medeltidsveckor. Några skånska exempel är Glimmingehus medeltidsfestival, vikingabyn i Hög och Fotevikens vikingareservat, företeelser som med utgångspunkt i en plats eller i årligen återkommande händelser försöker återskapa det förflutna såväl fysiskt som mentalt. Rekonstruktionerna utgår ofta från arkeologiska undersökningar och tolkningar. Tidsperioderna som studeras är från stenålder till och med medeltid. Geografisk avgränsning är Norden med särskild tonvikt på Sverige, Danmark och Norge.... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Avhandlingen behandlar försök att i full skala återge hur det förflutna kan ha tett sig. Som objekt för undersökningen har jag valt stenåldersbyar, bronsåldershus, järnåldersmarknader, vikingafestivaler och medeltidsveckor. Några skånska exempel är Glimmingehus medeltidsfestival, vikingabyn i Hög och Fotevikens vikingareservat, företeelser som med utgångspunkt i en plats eller i årligen återkommande händelser försöker återskapa det förflutna såväl fysiskt som mentalt. Rekonstruktionerna utgår ofta från arkeologiska undersökningar och tolkningar. Tidsperioderna som studeras är från stenålder till och med medeltid. Geografisk avgränsning är Norden med särskild tonvikt på Sverige, Danmark och Norge. Avhandlingens problemfält rör återskapandets historik och dess användning idag i politiska, kunskapsmässiga och äventyrsinriktade sammanhang. Bilden av Sveriges förhistoria sätts i historisk och samtida relief till utvecklingen i Danmark och Norge. Avhandlingen, som utgör en omfattande syntes på nordisk bas, är den första i sitt slag i Norden. (Less)
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The purpose of this dissertation is to discuss full-scale historical reconstruction in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In recent years we have seen an accelerating interest among the public to visit reconstructed places with reference to ancient times. Reconstructions from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages are discussed. The emergence of reconstruction is presented in an historical overview of the phenomenon. The political use of reconstruction is discussed, primarily in terms of local, regional, national and European identity. The production of archaeological and historical knowledge within reconstructing activities is analyzed. The use of reconstruction as a way to adventure by time-travelling is also treated. By analyzing a large amount of... (More)
The purpose of this dissertation is to discuss full-scale historical reconstruction in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In recent years we have seen an accelerating interest among the public to visit reconstructed places with reference to ancient times. Reconstructions from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages are discussed. The emergence of reconstruction is presented in an historical overview of the phenomenon. The political use of reconstruction is discussed, primarily in terms of local, regional, national and European identity. The production of archaeological and historical knowledge within reconstructing activities is analyzed. The use of reconstruction as a way to adventure by time-travelling is also treated. By analyzing a large amount of historical and existing full-scale reconstructions a multifaceted picture emerges. It is argued that political use, knowledge and adventure are themes intimately intertwined within full-scale reconstruction and are not possible to separate. Full-scale reconstruction has become a different and alternative meeting place for different purposes with and understandings of the past. Academic archaeologists as well as amateurs take part in activities as experiment, re-enactment and popularization related to full-scale reconstruction. The generated pictures of the past present old klichés as well as new perspectives. The dissertation includes a list of 303 reconstructions established since 1879 in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. (Less)
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  • Forskningsledare Rasmussen, Marianne, Arkæologiskt forsøgscenter, Lejre, Danmark
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alternative title
Images of the Past. Archaeology and Reconstruction
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Thesis
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published
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keywords
Archaeology, history of archaeology, museology, regional identity, political use, production of knowledge, re-enactment, living history, experiment, reconstruction, popularization, Arkeologi
pages
496 pages
publisher
Nordic Academic Press
defense location
Carolinasalen, Kungshuset, Lund
defense date
2003-05-09 10:15
ISBN
91-89116-48-8
language
Swedish
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yes
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9e6eac0e-e71b-4557-a54c-62f0358abd33 (old id 21135)
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