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Stridsyxor och sjöfågel : norrländska nätverk med Östeuropa under vikingatid och tidig medeltid

Roslund, Mats LU (2016) In Lund Studies in Historical Archaeology 17. p.235-252
Abstract
Interaction between the nomadic Saami and Germanic- speaking farmers in the northern part of Sweden is often seen as an intra-Scandinavian south-north phenomenon. In this paper, some artefacts from regions of the Baltic-Finnic Ves’ and mixed populations of Kievan Rus’ found in Norr- land are brought into the discussion. The first artefacts observed are two war axes of a suggested Kievan Rus’ origin. Added to these are imports found among the Saami, such as Kievan Rus’ jewellery as well as Baltic Finnic waterfowl- and lunula-pendants. The different types of artefacts had varied social and cultural meaning, addressing separate groups in the area. All artefacts imply a south-eastern route in a network, probably managed by Baltic Finns and... (More)
Interaction between the nomadic Saami and Germanic- speaking farmers in the northern part of Sweden is often seen as an intra-Scandinavian south-north phenomenon. In this paper, some artefacts from regions of the Baltic-Finnic Ves’ and mixed populations of Kievan Rus’ found in Norr- land are brought into the discussion. The first artefacts observed are two war axes of a suggested Kievan Rus’ origin. Added to these are imports found among the Saami, such as Kievan Rus’ jewellery as well as Baltic Finnic waterfowl- and lunula-pendants. The different types of artefacts had varied social and cultural meaning, addressing separate groups in the area. All artefacts imply a south-eastern route in a network, probably managed by Baltic Finns and Saami on inland trails running from the Onega-Ladoga water systems, through inland Finland, leading to northern Sweden. The axes imply that sedentary farmers and Finnic-speaking Kvens and Ves’ also played a part in the eastern network, not only the Saami. Information gained from the interregional analysis is set in a wider frame of changing political and economic relations in north eastern Fennoscandia. Socioeconomic analogies are sought among seventeenth-century fur-trapping Huron and French actors. (Less)
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War axes and water fowl : viking Age and high medieval networks between Norrland and Eastern Europe
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Mellan slott och slagg : vänbok till Anders Ödman - vänbok till Anders Ödman
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Lund Studies in Historical Archaeology
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Gustin, Ingrid ; Hansson, Martin ; Roslund, Mats and Wienberg, Jes
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17
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18 pages
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1653-1183
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978-91-89578-65-4
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  abstract     = {Interaction between the nomadic Saami and Germanic- speaking farmers in the northern part of Sweden is often seen as an intra-Scandinavian south-north phenomenon. In this paper, some artefacts from regions of the Baltic-Finnic Ves’ and mixed populations of Kievan Rus’ found in Norr- land are brought into the discussion. The first artefacts observed are two war axes of a suggested Kievan Rus’ origin. Added to these are imports found among the Saami, such as Kievan Rus’ jewellery as well as Baltic Finnic waterfowl- and lunula-pendants. The different types of artefacts had varied social and cultural meaning, addressing separate groups in the area. All artefacts imply a south-eastern route in a network, probably managed by Baltic Finns and Saami on inland trails running from the Onega-Ladoga water systems, through inland Finland, leading to northern Sweden. The axes imply that sedentary farmers and Finnic-speaking Kvens and Ves’ also played a part in the eastern network, not only the Saami. Information gained from the interregional analysis is set in a wider frame of changing political and economic relations in north eastern Fennoscandia. Socioeconomic analogies are sought among seventeenth-century fur-trapping Huron and French actors.},
  author       = {Roslund, Mats},
  booktitle    = {Mellan slott och slagg : vänbok till Anders Ödman},
  editor       = {Gustin, Ingrid and Hansson, Martin and Roslund, Mats and Wienberg, Jes},
  isbn         = {978-91-89578-65-4},
  issn         = {1653-1183},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {235--252},
  series       = {Lund Studies in Historical Archaeology},
  title        = {Stridsyxor och sjöfågel : norrländska nätverk med Östeuropa under vikingatid och tidig medeltid},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/16117308/Roslund_Stridsyxor_Sj_f_gel_H_guppl_st.pdf},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2016},
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