I’m giving a talk at the Stockholm County Museum in Sickla, Saturday at two o’clock, as part of a day seminar. The subject will be my on-going research into Bronze Age sacrificial sites, where I collaborate with the museum on fieldwork. Aard readers are welcome: just tell the organisers that I’m your estranged dad. And do say hi to me!
I’m a little nervous, though, as I’ve found out that I’m on immediately after a talk by my old coursemate Dr. Susanne ThedÃ©en, a Bronze Age specialist, who is going to talk about pretty much the same theme! I try to console myself with the fact that she gave a talk about one of the subjects of my thesis last week, burial ritual and gender on Viking Period Gotland. But maybe she did that better than I would too? Anyway, after the seminar I’ll flee with Junior to the Stockholm Gaming Convention and drown my sorrows in boardgames. Any Dear Readers going there too?
The spearhead right dates from about 700 BC and was found in the Pukberget cave in Uppland.