Fornvännen’s Summer Issue On-Line

A teenage boy carved this imagery, along with some lines of runic script copied from a book, onto a Viking Period whetstone he found in a Sigtuna spoil dump.

Read it all on-line, Open Access!

  • Lars Larsson presents some Late Palaeolithic antler artefacts from Scania.
  • Olle Andersson makes and tests lots and lots of spearheads to investigate how the Iron Age ones found at Uppåkra got all bent and curled up.
  • Helmer Gustavson announces the confession of the man who faked the Sigtuna runic whetstone, and looks at how scholars have dealt with this strange object in their writings.
  • Timo Salminen investigates the professional relationship between two great archaeologists of the past, Ella Kivikoski in Finland and Harri Moora in Estonia, and their contacts with Scandinavia.
  • Jan Gullman and Aard regular Christina Reid look deep into an Iron Age weight system.
  • Påvel Nicklasson publishes and comments on some of 19th century antiquarian Nils Henrik Sjöborg’s poetry – which thereby sees print for the first time in the man’s home country.

Also a big and feisty debate section, and interesting book reviews.

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8 thoughts on “Fornvännen’s Summer Issue On-Line

  1. The bogus carvings have “contemporary fake” written all over them!
    PS. Some crank named Watts is threatening to sue Greg Laden. Have you ever been presented with a similar honor?

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  2. I haven’t been treatened personally with a suit, but the Swedish Skeptics were and that landed on whoever was registered as the publisher of our website. Not me.

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  3. The bloke in the background is clearly an astronaut…next to an alien with prominent eyes, and a spherical sensor array (parabolic antenna?) above the head.
    PS What has the Center of Disease Control got to do with it? 🙂

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