Digging into the past : 25 years of archaeology in Denmark /
edited by Steen Hvass and Birger Storgaard.
Copenhagen : Royal Society of Northen Antiquaries : Distributed by Aarhus Universitetsforlag, c1993.
312 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
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Copenhagen : Royal Society of Northen Antiquaries : Distributed by Aarhus Universitetsforlag, c1993.
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Includes bibliographical references (p.288-312).
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This book is a comprehensive review of the archaeology of Denmark as it has developed over the past 25 years. Over 50 contributors present 82 essays on all aspects of Denmark's history and archaeology, in 7 sections: Man and the environment; the late Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic; the Neolithic; the Bronze Age; the Iron Age and the Viking period; the Middle Ages and more recent times; the archaeological institutions.
Table of Contents
Man and the environmentp. 16
Land and seap. 20
Florap. 24
The faunap. 28
Domestic animalsp. 31
The peoplep. 34
Dating methodsp. 40
The Late Palaeolithic and the Mesolithicp. 46
Lithic refittingp. 50
The Late Palaeolithicp. 51
Reindeer hunters on Greenlandp. 57
Mesolithic inland settlementp. 58
Mesolithic artp. 64
Mesolithic coastal settlementp. 65
Coastal fishingp. 69
Submerged settlementsp. 70
Burials, people and dogsp. 76
Teethp. 81
The Neolithicp. 84
Early agriculturep. 88
Settlementp. 92
Barrows with timber-built structuresp. 96
Causewayed camps of the Funnel Beaker Culturep. 100
Megalithic gravesp. 104
Cult houses of the Funnel Beaker Culturep. 110
Jutlandic stone-packing gravesp. 112
Pitted Ware settlementsp. 114
Single graves and Late Neolithic gravesp. 116
Sacrifices to the powers of naturep. 122
Flint - extraction, manufacture and distributionp. 126
The Bronze Agep. 132
Settlementp. 136
Settlements on the raised sea-bed at Bjerre, northern Thyp. 142
Roadsp. 144
The earliest metalworkp. 145
Metal analysesp. 146
Metal depositsp. 152
Spiral ornamentp. 153
The cult house at Sandagergardp. 159
The gravesp. 160
Lusehoj on Fynp. 163
Oak coffins and Bronze Age chronologyp. 164
The Iron Age and the Viking Periodp. 168
Bakkendrupp. 170
Bjergbyp. 170
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Iron Agep. 172
Hedegard - a wealthy village on the Skjern riverp. 176
The Late Roman and Early Germanic Iron Agep. 177
Runesp. 178
Torstorp Vesterbyp. 179
De luxe brooches from southern Sjaellandp. 179
Regional groupings in the Early Iron Agep. 180
The Late Germanic and Viking Periodp. 181
Settlementp. 187
Trading sites and central placesp. 195
Roman coinsp. 200
Early townsp. 202
Iron smeltingp. 206
Territorial defencep. 210
Barriers in fjords and inletsp. 211
Defensive works of the Early Iron Agep. 213
Viking-period banks and fortsp. 214
Votive depositsp. 215
Priorslokke - a suggested interpretationp. 220
Detector findsp. 223
Land transportp. 228
Boats and shipsp. 231
From Paganism to Christianityp. 233
The Middle Ages and more recent timesp. 238
Coins from 8th to 17th centuriesp. 240
Church and cloisterp. 242
The medieval townp. 248
Ships and barriersp. 254
Castles and fortified sitesp. 260
Rural settlementp. 264
Crafts and skillsp. 268
The archaeological museumsp. 274
The excavationsp. 276
Archaeology in the universitiesp. 278
The amateursp. 280
Registration and recordsp. 281
Conservation and preservationp. 283
List of figuresp. 287
Literaturep. 288
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