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Ambiguous truths? : people and animals in pre-christian Scandinavia

Jennbert, Kristina LU (2003) In Scandinavian archaeological practice - in theory : proceedings from the 6th Nordic TAG, Oslo 2001 p.212-230
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In our modern society peoples attitudes towards animals are inconsistent, to say the least. Behind these heterogeneous attitudes there are several economic and cultural aspects. What possibilities do we have of studying relations between humans and animal, between nature and culture, in the distant past? What are our starting-points? How do we understand realities that differ from our own? What are our challenges?

In pre-Christian society animals were of great importance not only for the food supply and practical matters but also

in religious cults. In the course of time human's views of animals and nature has changed, and both animals and nature have increasingly been subjected to... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

In our modern society peoples attitudes towards animals are inconsistent, to say the least. Behind these heterogeneous attitudes there are several economic and cultural aspects. What possibilities do we have of studying relations between humans and animal, between nature and culture, in the distant past? What are our starting-points? How do we understand realities that differ from our own? What are our challenges?

In pre-Christian society animals were of great importance not only for the food supply and practical matters but also

in religious cults. In the course of time human's views of animals and nature has changed, and both animals and nature have increasingly been subjected to human's devices. The traditional nature-culture dichotomy is problematic, and gives rise to intense discussion. This is a challenge to the archaeologists, who are forced to depart from their traditional trains of thought and their accustomed archaeological classifications. (Less)
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animals, archaeological interpretations, sexuality, animals ethics, the concept of burial, classification, attitudes to humans and animals
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Scandinavian archaeological practice - in theory : proceedings from the 6th Nordic TAG, Oslo 2001
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Bergstøl, Jostein and
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212 - 230
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Oslo : Institutt for arkeologi, kunsthistorie og konservering, Universitetet i Oslo
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1503-4089
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English
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  abstract     = {<b>Abstract in Undetermined</b><br/><br>
In our modern society peoples attitudes towards animals are inconsistent, to say the least. Behind these heterogeneous attitudes there are several economic and cultural aspects. What possibilities do we have of studying relations between humans and animal, between nature and culture, in the distant past? What are our starting-points? How do we understand realities that differ from our own? What are our challenges?<br/><br>
In pre-Christian society animals were of great importance not only for the food supply and practical matters but also<br/><br>
in religious cults. In the course of time human's views of animals and nature has changed, and both animals and nature have increasingly been subjected to human's devices. The traditional nature-culture dichotomy is problematic, and gives rise to intense discussion. This is a challenge to the archaeologists, who are forced to depart from their traditional trains of thought and their accustomed archaeological classifications.},
  author       = {Jennbert, Kristina},
  editor       = {Bergstøl, Jostein},
  issn         = {1503-4089},
  keyword      = {animals,archaeological interpretations,sexuality,animals ethics,the concept of burial,classification,attitudes to humans and animals},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {212--230},
  publisher    = {Oslo : Institutt for arkeologi, kunsthistorie og konservering, Universitetet i Oslo},
  series       = {Scandinavian archaeological practice - in theory : proceedings from the 6th Nordic TAG, Oslo 2001},
  title        = {Ambiguous truths? : people and animals in pre-christian Scandinavia},
  year         = {2003},
}