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Danish Journal of Archaeology
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ISSN (Online) 2166-2290
Published by Aarhus Universitet Homepage  [28 journals]
  • Muddying the Waters

    • Authors: Vicki Cummings, Daniela Hofmann, Mathias Bjørnevad-Ahlqvist, Rune Iversen
      Abstract: This paper explores the current narratives of migration for the start and spread of the Neolithic with a particular focus on the role that the new ancient DNA data have provided. While the genetic data are important and instructive, here it is argued that archaeologists should also consider other strands of evidence. More nuanced appreciations of migration as a long-term process can be created by exploring modern mobility studies alongside considerations of continued mobility throughout the Neolithic in Europe. We can also re-interpret the material evidence itself in the light of these approaches to help trace multiple possible links and migrations from multiple different origin points. This involves the investigation of complex, but connected, practices, such as monument construction and deposition across wider areas of northern Europe than are currently normally investigated. Such an approach will enable us to address long-term processes of movement, migration and interaction and investigate how new, shared social experiences emerged in a setting in which mobility and migration may have been the norm.
      PubDate: 2022-08-22
      DOI: 10.7146/dja.v11i.129698
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2022)
  • Bringing it all together

    • Authors: Rich Potter, Christian Horn, Ellen Meijer
      Abstract: This paper presents the results of a photogrammetric survey of the rock art panel Tanum 247:1 in Kalleby, which revealed an entirely new boat that had previously been missed in a documentation history over 50 years long. Through the combined use of digital and traditional methods the results could be verified. It is therefore argued that collating documentations, both past and present, can help to create a better picture of Bronze Age rock art carvings.  In addition to using new and traditional documentation methods together, panels should be recorded beyond what is known, both in terms of discovering unknown carvings, as well as creating better data for future researchers.
      PubDate: 2022-08-03
      DOI: 10.7146/dja.v11i.131913
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2022)
  • Hunter of the past

    • Authors: Mette Lykkegård-Maes, Andres Siegfried Dobat
      Abstract: This article presents the results of a questionnaire-based survey on demographic aspects and prevailing attitudes, motivations and values among the Danish hobbyist metal detector community. The objective is to take a first step towards a scholarly appraisal of the social dimension of the metal detector phenomenon - e.g. its people as members of a community with its own specific and probably often diverging characteristics and dynamics. Hereby we want to contribute to shaping a best practice framework for interacting and cooperating with detectorists in Denmark and internationally.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      DOI: 10.7146/dja.v11i.125546
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2022)
  • The Qorluulasupaluk site: an important puzzle piece in the interpretation
           of the Palaeo-Eskimo cultures in the High Arctic Thule region

    • Authors: Mikkel Sørensen, Torben Diklev
      Abstract: The Qorluulasupaluk site is located in Inglefield Fjord, Thule, northwest Greenland. From a matrix in the coastal erosion zone of the site a substantial amount of artifacts typical of early Palaeo-Eskimo groups has been retrieved. The assemblage documents the presence of Saqqaq, Independence I, Pre Dorset and Greenlandic Dorset groups. With its location in Inglefield Fjord and its substantial inventory of lithics and bone the site is the first to evidence considerable Palaeo-Eskimo use of the central Thule region not related to the North Water Polynya. Five radiocarbon dates evidence that the site has been in use from c. 2200 BC to 200 BC. Four of the dates represents an interval from c. 2200 - 1750 BC, the last is dating the interval c. 350-150 BC. The dating of Qorluulasupaluk is compared with new dates from two other Palaeo-Eskimo sites (Qeqertat and Nuusuarqipaluk) in Inglefield Fjord and are analysed in relation to dating from other Palaeo-Eskimo sites of the Thule region. It is concluded that the Qorluulasupaluk site contributes to a new understanding of the Thule region’s prehistory and that it raises important questions concerning the earliest prehistory in Greenland.
      PubDate: 2022-05-19
      DOI: 10.7146/dja.v11i.126224
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2022)
  • The Flow of Resources in a Changing World

    • Authors: Jesper Hansen, Peder Dam, Mikael Manøe Bjerregaard, Arne Jouttijärvi
      Pages: 1 - 21
      Abstract: The influx of prestigious foreign objects into Southern Scandinavia throughout the Iron Age and Viking Age is well-documented. For example, Roman or Frankish luxury objects would find their way north via trade or through dynastic gift exchanges as part of a conspicuous elite culture. Access to crucial raw materials has in many ways been formative for both prehistoric and historic societies. The availability – or lack thereof – of specific resources could determine technological developments, and the need for nonlocal raw materials could shape evolving networks. For prehistoric and early historic times in Southern Scandinavia, the written sources and typological studies have limited value in determining the provenance of various raw materials. A typological deduction based on design can indicate the area of production for certain artefacts, but the raw materials used might originate from elsewhere. Based on scientific methods, this study sets out to map and analyse the geography of the available provenances of materials used in archaeological objects. From where did the raw materials found in Southern Scandinavia originate'  Was there a connection between the flow of raw materials and the political situation'
      PubDate: 2022-06-21
      DOI: 10.7146/dja.v11i.128250
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2022)
  • Finding Sliesthorp'

    • Authors: Andres Siegfried Dobat
      Pages: 1 - 22
      Abstract: In 2003, a hitherto unknown Viking age settlement was discovered at Füsing in Northern Germany. Finds and building features suggest that the site was an estate centre and assembly place. As such, the site flourished from around 700 to the end of the 10th century. With Hedeby/Schleswig and the Danevirke in direct eyesight from the site, Füsing is embedded in a special topographical context. What would in other circumstances have been yet another high-status estate centre to be discovered in South Scandinavia thus takes on a different significance. It is suggested that Füsing – among other functions – fulfilled the role of a seasonal garrison and naval base in the defensive system of the Danevirke. As such, the site may be identical with the mystical Sliesthorp, which is mentioned in early written sources as the power-centre of the first Danish kings in this disputed border-region of their realm.
      PubDate: 2022-04-19
      DOI: 10.7146/dja.v11i.127759
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2022)
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