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Glass and Amber Beads from the Late Roman Iron Age in Scania

Lundqvist, Karin Maria LU (2020) In Lund Archaeological Review 24-25. p.63-79
Abstract
Glass and amber beads are colourful artefacts that have been much less discussed than other accessories such as fibulae. Like these, the beads were part of the dress that signalled the wearers’ social and economic status. In the article, beads from 25 graves from modern-day Scania, dated to the Roman Iron Age periods C1 and C2, are presented. In many ways they show a varied and unique expression, strengthening the view that the less ostentatious graves in Scania, in comparison with Zealand, are due to a more stable community rather than to a lack of resources.
Abstract (Swedish)
Glas- och bärnstenspärlor var en del av dräkten som signalerade bärarens sociala och ekonomiska status. I artikeln presenteras pärluppsättningarna från 25 gravar daterade till yngre romersk järnålder period C1 och C2 funna i dagens Skåne. Pärlorna har ett varierat och unikt uttryck vilket stärker hypotesen att de mindre rika gravarna i Skåne, jämfört med på Själland, beror på ett mer stabilt samhälle snarare än på brist på resurser.
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Glas- och bärnstenspärlor från yngre romersk järnålder i Skåne
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Lund Archaeological Review
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24-25
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17 pages
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Institute of Archaeology, University of Lund
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1401-2189
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English
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  author       = {Lundqvist, Karin Maria},
  issn         = {1401-2189},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {63--79},
  publisher    = {Institute of Archaeology, University of Lund},
  series       = {Lund Archaeological Review},
  title        = {Glass and Amber Beads from the Late Roman Iron Age in Scania},
  url          = {https://journals.lub.lu.se/lar/article/view/22337},
  volume       = {24-25},
  year         = {2020},
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