Fornvännen's Spring Issue On-Line

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Fornvännen 2011:1 is half a year old, and so has been published as an open-access full-text journal. Six months is the Berlin Declaration's limit for what qualifies as Open Access. Check it out!

  • Joakim Goldhahn on early Swedish rock art documentation
  • Frans-Arne Stylegar et al. on two bronze masks from Avaldsnes in western Norway that look Celtic and may thus either be pre-Roman or Viking in date
  • Jonas Monié Nordin on rural Medieval social/religious guilds
  • Sonja Hukantaival on Finnish folk magic as seen in archaeology and early folklore documentation
  • Sven-Gunnar Broström et al. on new rock art finds in SmÃ¥land
  • Book reviews

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