Fornvännen’s Summer Issue On-line

Fornvännen 2014:2 is now on-line on Open Access.

Author: Martin R

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

2 thoughts on “Fornvännen’s Summer Issue On-line”

  1. Good work making women in archaeology less invisible.
    The part about thinking phoenicians kick-started the bronze age in northern Europe is fairly typical for the era with the assumptions that “barbarians” would be incapable of innovation and organisation.
    BTW also interesting that they credited phoenicians with this, considering the racist beliefs of the time. Conflict between two stereotypes. “Barbarians= stupid”. “Brown people = stupid”. The first stereotype won out.


  2. Phoenicians: Sven Nilsson probably didn’t think Stone Age Scandies were stupid. But he knew that in the absence of tin ore, Scandies could not have invented bronze metallurgy. He believed that each new period was brought on by invaders. After all it was amply documented that the arrival of Greeks, Romans and Normans to various parts of Europe had changed the culture there.


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