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Handelsplatsen Birka på Björkö i Mälaren är en av portalplatserna inom skandinavisk och internationell vikingatidsforskning. Det är också en av de flitigast undersökta platserna.  Otaliga vetenskapliga arbeten har tagit sin utgångspunkt i det rikhaltiga fyndmaterial som genererats vid de många arkeologiska undersökningarna, men fortfarande finns många kunskapsluckor kvar att fylla. Detta gäller inte minst de […]

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In the 11th C AD, a picture stone tradition (including runic inscriptions) with a strong local character on Gotland is replaced by a rune stone tradition similar to that in the Mälar valley of the Swedish mainland. Gotland maintains some characteristics, such as the door-like shape of the monument, but the runic ornament is now […]

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During the course of the eleventh century runic monuments came to be erected in Christian cemeteries in central Sweden. The earliest examples of churchyard monuments in this area are the early Christian grave monuments, often called Eskilstuna cists, which in their most elaborate form consisted of a lid slab, two side slabs and two gable […]

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In recent years scholarship on the Viking Age rune-stones has tended to focus on single aspects of the stones and their features, without a ‘bigger-picture’ view. This paper sets out to begin filling in this gap, through a focus on a larger-scale interpretation of the rune-stones and what they disclose (implicitly) about the people(s) of […]

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