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Rédei, A. C., Skoglund, P. & Persson, T. (2018). Applying cartosemiotics to rock art: An example from Aspeberget, Sweden. Social Semiotics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Applying cartosemiotics to rock art: An example from Aspeberget, Sweden
2018 (English)In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study aims to shed new light on the petroglyphs found at the site of Aspeberget 12 at the World Heritage site of Tanum, Sweden, from a semiotic perspective. We demonstrate the semiotics of power inherent in the arrangement of the petroglyphs. We start by describing the site in an archaeological way, in order to give an overview of the empirical material used in this case study. Against the backdrop of the overview, we introduce our analytical tools with reference to cartosemiotics, cultural semiotics and, Charles Sanders Peirce’s theory of signs. We suggest, in a tentative conclusion, that Aspeberget 12, as a type of“map”, displays a clear“Ego-culture”and a possible journey. We also suggest that the visual narratives at Aspeberget 12 represent the authority of the Ego-culture and its development. Details of thefigurative images such as ships, axes and spears might have been displayed as markers of the high technological standard of the Ego-culture, and thus of power.

Keywords
Cartosemiotics, cultural semiotics, iconicity, signs, petroglyphs, Swedish rock art
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80888 (URN)10.1080/10350330.2018.1488338 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2019-03-13 Created: 2019-03-13 Last updated: 2019-04-10
Skoglund, P. (2018). Review: The Metal Hoard from Pile in Scania Sweden: Place, Things, Time, Metals, and Worlds around 2000 BCE [Review]. Kuml: Årbog for Jysk Arkæologisk Selskab, 296-298
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review: The Metal Hoard from Pile in Scania Sweden: Place, Things, Time, Metals, and Worlds around 2000 BCE
2018 (Swedish)In: Kuml: Årbog for Jysk Arkæologisk Selskab, ISSN 0454-6245, p. 296-298Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus: Jysk Arkæologisk Selskab, 2018
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81054 (URN)
Note

Ej belagd 190412

Available from: 2019-03-13 Created: 2019-03-13 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, P. (2018). Settlements, gathering places and burial grounds: Changes in landscape organisation around 1200 BC in Scania, southern Scandinavia. In: Sanne Boddum, Niels Terkildsen (Ed.), Status og samfundsstruktur i yngre bronzealders kulturlandskab: Seminarrapport fra seminaret "Status og samfundsstruktur i yngre bronzealders kulturlandskab" afholdt i Viborg, 2.-3. marts 2016 (pp. 49-58). Viborg: Viborg Museum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Settlements, gathering places and burial grounds: Changes in landscape organisation around 1200 BC in Scania, southern Scandinavia
2018 (English)In: Status og samfundsstruktur i yngre bronzealders kulturlandskab: Seminarrapport fra seminaret "Status og samfundsstruktur i yngre bronzealders kulturlandskab" afholdt i Viborg, 2.-3. marts 2016 / [ed] Sanne Boddum, Niels Terkildsen, Viborg: Viborg Museum , 2018, p. 49-58Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Viborg: Viborg Museum, 2018
Series
Yngre bronzealders kulturlandskab ; 6
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81052 (URN)978-87-92778-62-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-13 Created: 2019-03-13 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, P. (2018). The Wild Boar in Scandinavian Rock Art. In: James Dodd, Ellen Meijer (Ed.), Giving the past a future: Essays in archaeology and rock art; studies in honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu (pp. 112-120). Oxford: Archaeopress
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Wild Boar in Scandinavian Rock Art
2018 (English)In: Giving the past a future: Essays in archaeology and rock art; studies in honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu / [ed] James Dodd, Ellen Meijer, Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018, p. 112-120Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses the rather scanty evidences of boar images in south Scandinavian rock art, and relates them to some general notions concerning wild boar hunting andthe role of the boar in the European Bronze Age. Panels where representations of boars appear are discussed in detail. Based on these observations, it is argued that south Scandinavian rock art displaying boars should be viewed within the wider European context, where the wild boar was a prominent animal, frequently occurring in contexts underlining the ideals of male hunters: like bravery, risk-taking, and heroism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018
Series
Access Archaeology
Keywords
Bronze Age, rock art, Scandinavia, wild boar, wild boar hunt
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81050 (URN)978 1 78491 970 2 (ISBN)978 1 78491 971 9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-13 Created: 2019-03-13 Last updated: 2019-04-11Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, P. (2017). Axes and Longdistance Trade: Scania and Wessex in the Early Second Millennium BC. In: Peter Skoglund, Johan Ling, Ulf Bertilsson (Ed.), North Meets South: Theoretical Aspects on the Northern and Southern Rock Art Traditions in Scandinavia (pp. 199-213). Oxford: Oxbow Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Axes and Longdistance Trade: Scania and Wessex in the Early Second Millennium BC
2017 (English)In: North Meets South: Theoretical Aspects on the Northern and Southern Rock Art Traditions in Scandinavia / [ed] Peter Skoglund, Johan Ling, Ulf Bertilsson, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017, p. 199-213Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses the occurrence of a number of axe images at Simrishamn in Scania and at Stonehenge in Wessex, all of which can bedated to the Arreton phase/Montelius’ period 1, 1750/1700–1500 BC. These two concentrations are the only major clusters of axe images in northern Europe dating to this time. In order to understand this situation a model is discussed, which implies that these two areas were linked by a network of people who traded in metal and amber. Amber collected along the coasts of the Baltic Sea went westwards, ending up as prestigious amber objectsin Wessex; in return metal was traded from England to south Scandinavia. The function and value of amber and metal was thus different in the two areas. It is argued that differences in the conceptualisation of metal are reflected in the ways axe images are arranged and displayed in Wessex and Scania.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017
Series
Swedish Rock Art Series ; 6
Keywords
Bronze Age, rock art, axes, Scania, Wessex
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70488 (URN)9781785708206 (ISBN)9781785708213 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-08 Created: 2018-02-08 Last updated: 2018-02-26Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, P., Bradley, R. & Nimura, C. (2017). Interpretations of footprints in the Bronze Age rock art of south Scandinavia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 83, 289-303
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interpretations of footprints in the Bronze Age rock art of south Scandinavia
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, ISSN 0079-497X, E-ISSN 2050-2729, Vol. 83, p. 289-303Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Scandinavian landscape is littered with postglacial outcrops, many of which carry engraved motifs. Although drawings of ships are most often discussed, this paper focuses on representations of feet. In Northern Europe ship motifs are often associated with cosmologies based on the movement of the sun. This paper investigates whether drawings of feet could have been associated with the same worldview. A number of interpretations are offered of the images at two sites in different parts of Sweden: Järrestad 13:1 and Boglösa 138:1.

Keywords
Bronze Age, Scandinavia, prehistoric rock art, footprints, foot soles, ships, wheel crosses, sun crosses, sun, sea
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70426 (URN)10.1017/ppr.2017.2 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-02-08 Created: 2018-02-08 Last updated: 2018-02-08Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, P. & Ling, J. (2017). Introduction. In: Peter Skoglund, Johan Ling, Ulf Bertilsson (Ed.), North Meets South: Theoretical Aspects on the Northern and Southern Rock Art Traditions in Scandinavia (pp. VII-X). Oxford: Oxbow Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction
2017 (English)In: North Meets South: Theoretical Aspects on the Northern and Southern Rock Art Traditions in Scandinavia / [ed] Peter Skoglund, Johan Ling, Ulf Bertilsson, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017, p. VII-XChapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017
Series
Swedish Rock Art Series ; 6
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70489 (URN)9781785708206 (ISBN)9781785708213 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-08 Created: 2018-02-08 Last updated: 2018-02-26Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, P. (2017). Joakim Goldhahn . Sagaholm: north European Bronze Age rock art and burial ritual. 2016. viii+140 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-264-8 paperback £36. [Review]. Antiquity, 91(357), 818-819
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Joakim Goldhahn . Sagaholm: north European Bronze Age rock art and burial ritual. 2016. viii+140 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-264-8 paperback £36.
2017 (English)In: Antiquity, ISSN 0003-598X, E-ISSN 1745-1744, Vol. 91, no 357, p. 818-819Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2017
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66895 (URN)10.15184/aqy.2017.52 (DOI)000403434700036 ()
Available from: 2017-07-12 Created: 2017-07-12 Last updated: 2017-07-12Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, P. (2017). Ships and Adzes in Scandinavian Rock Art: A Note on Shipbuilding in the Bronze Age. Lund archaeological review, 23, 151-162
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ships and Adzes in Scandinavian Rock Art: A Note on Shipbuilding in the Bronze Age
2017 (English)In: Lund archaeological review, ISSN 1401-2189, Vol. 23, p. 151-162Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ship is the most prominent motif in south Scandinavian rock art.In relation to ships, different kinds of axe images also occur on manysites in eastern Sweden. However, many of these images display anS-shaped handle, which makes the traditional interpretation as an axequestionable. On the other hand, a characteristic of many adzes is theirbent, or even S-shaped, handle. This strongly indicates that motifs withS-shaped handles represent adzes and not axes. The most important toolin the traditional shipwright’s toolset is the adze. In this paper it willbe argued that notions about the shipbuilding process influenced theoccurrence and arrangement of these motifs on the panels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Institute of Archaeology, Lund University, 2017
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81053 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-13 Created: 2019-03-13 Last updated: 2019-04-09
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