Archaeology and the Sea in Scandinavia and Britain : A personal account. First Edition

By: CRUMLIN-PEDERSEN, Ole Maritime Culture of the North, Vol. 3

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CRUMLIN-PEDERSEN, Ole. Archaeology and the Sea in Scandinavia and Britain :A personal account. Roskilde : The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde in colla boration with The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2010. First Edition. Pp (8),9-184. Illustrated. Maps. Index. Double Column. 4to, ilustrated blueand orange cloth, lettered in black. Maritime Culture of the North, Vol. 3 . "Half a century ago, archaeology entered a new field of work with the excavation of ancient ships found under water. A new discipline emerged: maritime archaeology. In this book, Ole Crumlin-Pedersen, the Danish pioneer of maritime archaeology, gives a fascinating overview of more than forty of years of work. Beginning with the natural conditions for seafaring, the author explains the evolution of basic water craft into those plank-built, sail-carrying ships which enabled the seaborne activities of the Viking Age and the following medieval periods, concluding with case studies of the maritime cultural landscape of Roskilde Fjord and the ship as symbol. The themes of this volume were first presented in six Rhind Lectures for the Society ofAntiquaries of Scotland in Edinburgh in 2008." (from the back cover). Cont ents : Foreword (by Barbara Crawford & Tinna Damgard-Sorensen). Introduction. I. Studying the Archaeology of Maritime Cultures : The ship as an archaeological object; Studying maritime archaeology; What defines a 'maritime culture'?; The potential of waterlogged sites; The seafarer's geographical framework; The Danish scene: submarine Stone Age; Hydrography and shipping lanes; The Skuldelev ships; Other Danish ship-finds; The Centre for Maritime Archaeology in Roskilde; Publications; Two examples; Hjortspring, a large war canoe of the Pre-Roman Iron Age; The history of Skuldelev 2, a Dublin-built nth-century longship; Shipbuilding resources and craftsmanship; Sea trials and voyages. II. Boats and Ships Before AD 800 : Wood technology and tools; The ethnographical evidence for basic boatbuilding concepts and materials: Skin and hide boats; Bark boats; Logboats; Expanded logboats; Outriggers and composite logboats; Plank boats. The archaeological evidence: Mesolithic boats; Neolithic and Bronze-Age logboats; Bronze-Age logboat-based complex vessels; The Dover boat; The Ferriby boats and the Brigg vessel; The concepts of Bronze-Age boats; Romano-Celtic vessels; Nordic ship images; TheHjortspring boat; Expanded boats; The Nydam ships; Roman influence; The Su tton Hoo ship; Paddles, oars, sails; From Nydam to the Vikings. III. Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian Longships : The origin of the longship concept; Maritime expertise; The source groups; Four conceptual approaches; The vessels of the Franks and Frisians; The ships of Britain and Ireland; Ships of Scandinavia and the Baltic area: Viking longships; The Hedeby 1 longship; The Skuldelev 5 ship; Roskilde 6, a royal longship at the doorstep of the VikingShip Museum; The Puck longship. The ship as a status object; Names for shi p-types; Longships in Central and Southern Europe; Conclusion; The aftermath of the longship period. IV. The Ships of Viking-Age and Medieval Traders and Settlers : The world of the Vikings; The Sutton Hoo ship; The introduction of the sail; Viking expansion: loot or trade?; The Early Viking Age, ca700-840: Trade and early centres; Ribe, the first Danish town? The Middle Viking Age, ca 840-950 : The early Christian mission; Vikings in the West; Scandinavian settlements in Scotland and Ireland; Ships and boats in Scotland; Ohthere's voyages; Wulfstan's voyage. The Late Viking Age, 950-1100: State formation and control of shipping lanes; The North Atlantic route; Skuldelev 1, a medium-sized Norwegian knorr; Skuldelev 3, a small Danish byrding; Hedeby 3, a large Danish knorr. Scandinavian ships, 1100-1250: The Baltic expansion; Large clinker-built cargo ships; Small vessels. Other high- and late-medieval ship-types: The early cogs; Later cogs; The hulc; British high- and late-medieval ship-finds. Conclusion. V. The Maritime Cultural Landscape : The Skuldelev example; Routes across land and sea; Roskilde Fjord:An ancient cultural landscape; Skuldelev fieldwork; Reconstruction of the paleo-landscape; Early warning systems - a hypothetical reconstruction; Lejre - Roskilde - Copenhagen; The coast as a contact zone along Roskilde Fjord. Navigational barriers; Portages; The place-name snekke; Norwegian boathouses; The Kanhave canal; The seafarer's cross. VI. The Ship as Synbol in the Scandinavian iron Age and Viking Age : Ship representations in several media; Traditional interpretations; Criteria for boat graves; 'Rich' graves with ships and boats; 'Ordinary' grave boats; The Slusegaard cemetery: Grave1072; The Slusegaard boat graves in general; Male and female graves. The i nterpretation of the boat-grave custom: The two families of gods; Skibblabnir, Freyr's ship-of-luck. The confrontation with the Christian mission: Sutton Hoo; Oseberg; Large stone ships. Transition to Christianity; The sourcevalue of icons; Summary of the evidence from boat graves and stone ships: Small boat graves; Large ship graves; Large stone ships. The Valhalla myth;King Scyld and the Beowulf 'poem. Very good. 50.00

Title: Archaeology and the Sea in Scandinavia and Britain : A personal account. First Edition

Author Name: CRUMLIN-PEDERSEN, Ole Maritime Culture of the North, Vol. 3

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Publisher: Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde / Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Roskilde, 2010, ISBN:9788785180056:

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