FornvÃ¤nnen’s spring issue (2010:1) is now on-line and available to anyone who wants to read it. Check it out!
- Michael Neiss analyses the intricate animal interlace on a weird new 8th century decorative mount. It looks like it might be Scandinavia’s earliest book-cover fitting! Did it adorn the cover of a manuscript of the gospels or of the Elder Edda – or of something I shudder to even think about?
- Ylva SjÃ¶strand finds thought-out structure among the innumerable elks carved on rocks at NÃ¤mforsen during the Neolithic.
- Henrik Klackenberg and Magnus Olsson discuss a papal lead seal found in Scania and suggests an explanation for how it ended up there.
- Evert Baudou tells the story of the first lectures in archaeology at what would become the University of Stockholm and puts them in their context during archaeology’s early period of social establishment.
- Christian LovÃ©n rounds off the debate about Romanesque chancel apses.
- Carl LÃ¶fving challenges the consensus dating of the runic door-ring from Forsa.
- TorbjÃ¶rn Brorsson joins the ranks of field archaeologists warning us about the consequences of the currently heightened cost competition in Swedish contract archaeology.
- Elisabeth Iregren and Helena Schramm Hedelin call for clearer and more explicit rules for the repatriation and reburial of human remains. As osteologists, they don’t like reburial. And I agree: reburying archaeological bones is like reburying silver hoards, copper-alloy jewellery or pottery. The only reasons to do so are non-scientific and the outcomes are anti-scientific.
- Thorsten Lemm presents the place-name milieu around the world’s southernmost Husby hamlet, once a royal manor, this one in Schleswig-Holstein.
- Frans-Arne Stylegar reports on the find of a portable altar stone, a piece of repurposed green Roman wall tile, in Vest-Agder, Norway.
- Jan Peder Lamm announces the publication of inter-war Swedish-Lithuanian collaborative fieldwork at the hillfort of Apuole.