Circling concepts : a critical archaeological analysis of the notion of stone circles as sami offering sites / Marte Spangen.

Author
Spangen, Marte [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Stockholm : Stockholm University, [2016].
Description
xv, 417 pages : 54 illustrations (partly color) ; 25 cm.

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Series
Stockholm studies in archaeology, 0349-4128 ; 70
Notes
Thesis (doctoral)--Stockholms Universitet, 2016.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-407).
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- Sami pasts -- Sami archaeology -- Sami cultural heritage management -- Outline of the thesis -- "Sami circular offering sites" : genesis and implications -- A theoretical outline -- Research history : the construction of a category -- Early sources describing circular offering sites -- Investigations by Ørnulv Vorren -- Investigations by archaeologists -- Other structures as Sami offering sites -- Dissemination of the offering site explanation -- The implications of the archaeological classification -- Research on Sami ritual sites -- What is a ritual site? -- Historical and ethnographic sources to Sami rituals -- Archaeology of Sami religion and rituals -- Archaeology of Sami offering sites -- Features and structures -- Objects, faunal material and analyses -- Landscape and social contexts -- Chronology -- Sami rituals in traditions and archaeology -- Investigations and analyses Database and archive studies -- Surveys and definitions -- Morphological categorisation -- Morphology of the "classical" structures -- Morphology of other suggested circular offering sites -- Geographical distribution of the type 1 structures -- Local cultural environment of type 1 structures -- Excavations -- Excavation at Geaimmejávri, Karasjok, Finnmark -- Excavation at Gálggojávri, Storfjord, Troms -- Osteological material -- Isotope analyses -- Wood -- Other finds -- Radiocarbon datings -- Interviews and oral traditions -- Results and discussion -- Wolf traps in disguise? Introducing a new theory -- Historical and ethnographic descriptions of wolf traps -- Archaeological investigations of wolf traps -- Comparing wolf traps and "circular offering sites" -- Ethnographic sources and morphology -- Topographical factors -- Osteological material -- Surrounding cultural landscape -- Context and use of the potential wolf traps Geographical distribution -- The hunters : communities of practice -- Use and value of wolves and other trapped animals -- The end of the wolf trap : the beginning of the offering site? -- Reuse and reconceptualisation -- Defining heritage -- Authenticity and the authorised heritage discourse -- Ritual interpretations -- Rites and rights -- Emotional hegemony -- Communicating knowledge : secrecy and power relations -- Conclusions -- Sammanfatning -- Čoahkkáigeassu -- Catalogue -- References -- Appendix.
ISBN
  • 9789176494882 (paperback)
  • 9176494888
ISSN
0349-4128
OCLC
1082208201
International Article Number
  • 9789176494882
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