Fornvännen's Autumn Issue On-Line

Fornvännen is not only a paper quarterly on its 107th year, but also an Open Access journal that appears for free with a 6-month delay. The autumn issue for 2011has just gone live! All papers have English abstracts and summaries.

  • Påvel Nicklasson on 19th century zoologist and pioneering archaeological theorist Sven Nilsson.
  • Roger Wikell et al. on the horse that pulls the sun on a recently identified Bronze Age rock carving in Östergötland.
  • Svante Fischer et al. on a major new solidus coin hoard from Åland, in English.
  • Ulrika Stenbäck Lönnquist and Stig Welinder on the whys and wherefores of excavating charcoal burners' huts and kilns.
  • Andreas Nordberg on the concept of cult sites in archaeology.
  • Anders Andrén on social structure in Medieval Gotland.
  • Torsten Svensson and Emma Arkåsen on the demolished Medieval church of Lofta in SmÃ¥land and 19th century painter Carl Samuel Graffman who copied its murals.
  • Karin Viklund on Bronze Age farming at Umeå in Västerbotten, in English.
  • Ny Björn Gustafsson on a Viking Period metalworking Hoard from Gotland, in English.
  • Lars Schreiber Pedersen, on German archaeology professor Herbert Jankuhn's Nazi youth.
  • Ingela Harrysson on fieldwork methodology at the 1st Millennium cemeteries of the Stockholm area.
  • Book reviews.Looking at this table of contents, I am yet again reminded of how much fun it is to edit such a wide-ranging and polyglot journal!

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Only 107 years? The Brits consider that an upstart paper. Do you pass the port to the left or right when the editors meet for dinner?
"...on German archaeology professor Herbert Jankuhn's Nazi youth"
Must be hard to lose that luggage, both morally and in terms of the bizarre beliefs favoured by the Party.

"Bronze Age farming at Umeå in Västerbotten"
Looking forward to reading that. Must re-calibrate brain after watching first new episodes of Beavis and Butt-head on MTV.

By Birger Johansson (not verified) on 16 Apr 2012 #permalink

Oops! Jankuhn was a quite enthusiastic Nazi. Did he ever get shunned at international conferences?

-In regard to Bronze-age agriculture I find it interesting that Ãngermanland has finds dated to ca 2000 BC while the finds in UmeÃ¥ are ca. 1000 years younger despite the short distance. Even today there is a noticable climate difference, with significantly fewer plant species on the forest floor. If the chronology gap is real it could represent the need for new strains of crops to adapt before agriculture could push north.

By Birger johansson (not verified) on 16 Apr 2012 #permalink