Fornvännen 2014:2 is now on-line on Open Access.
- Hans Göransson on Middle Neolithic vegetation history.
- Frans-Arne Stylegar reinterprets a famous Viking Period grave find with smith's tools.
- Ronnie Carlsson & Christian Lovén on the urban parish churches of Medieval Uppsala.
- Anders G. Nord & Käte Tronner analyse the paint residues on Medieval church sculpture and murals.
- Påvel Nicklasson on Eva Brag and Ida Nilsson, two Swedish women in 19th century archaeology.
- Håkan Svensson argues that the current setup of Swedish contract archaeology and metal detector legislation poses a constant threat to ancient metalwork in the country's ploughsoil.
- Plus book reviews.
Good work making women in archaeology less invisible.
The part about thinking phoenicians kick-started the bronze age in northern Europe is fairly typical for the era with the assumptions that "barbarians" would be incapable of innovation and organisation.
BTW also interesting that they credited phoenicians with this, considering the racist beliefs of the time. Conflict between two stereotypes. "Barbarians= stupid". "Brown people = stupid". The first stereotype won out.
Phoenicians: Sven Nilsson probably didn't think Stone Age Scandies were stupid. But he knew that in the absence of tin ore, Scandies could not have invented bronze metallurgy. He believed that each new period was brought on by invaders. After all it was amply documented that the arrival of Greeks, Romans and Normans to various parts of Europe had changed the culture there.