Fornvännen’s Autumn and Winter Issues On-line

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Is this part of the Stone of Mora?

After some issues with the image resolution in the PDFs, we’ve now put Fornvännen 2010:3-4 on-line. Read new research for free!

  • Middle Neolithic festival site in Scania
  • Roman bronze coinage found in the woods of northern Sweden
  • Roman mirror shard found on the coast of Western Bothnia
  • Pre-demolition documentation of a richly be-muralled Medieval church in SmÃ¥land produced in the 1820s
  • 1st millennium AD gardening
  • Thieves, counterfeiters and murderers in Birka
  • What happened to the Stone of Mora onto which Medieval Swedish kings were hoisted at their elections?

Author: Martin R

Dr. Martin Rundkvist is a Swedish archaeologist, journal editor, skeptic, atheist, lefty liberal, bookworm, boardgamer, geocacher and father of two.

9 thoughts on “Fornvännen’s Autumn and Winter Issues On-line”

  1. A real-life “Scone of Stone” (Pratchett’s “Carpe Jugulum”)!

    Goddamn! Why have no one made a full-scale reconstruction of the Stone of Mora for the museums? It is practically as symbolically significant as the (fictional) stone where (the fictional) Merlin found his sword, the difference is that this one is a historical fact.


  2. King-making stone replica: rapid prototyping! Scan the pieces, add them together in a computer and “print” the reproduction layer by layer with a plastic material. The sheen might be a bit off but the schoolchildren and tourists will have someting to see without travelling to the original stone fragments.


  3. It would wreak havoc with the political system of this country of the stone were to be reconstructed, allowing the populace of Uppland to elect our head of state willy-nilly again.


  4. idunno, Martin, if you’re going to have something as silly as a monarchy in place anyway, might as well make it entertaining…


  5. Martin, don’t worry about chaos.
    If we have more than one candidate for being king, we build a Thunderdome next to the stone: “Two men enters, one man leaves!” Wait, that means Mel Gibson might win. I see the problem right there.


  6. “If we have more than one candidate for being king … “Two men enters, one man leaves!””

    What? Thunderdome? When you’ve already got the perfectly good institution of holmgÃ¥ng .. ?


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