The archaeology of dusty shelves.

When the sun shines through the window it is apparent that it is high time for spring cleaning. Though cleaning is a bore it has its perks, as I dusted my bookshelves I found a couple of books I bought some months ago and totally forgotten.  

So during the next few days I will read “Dealing with the dead – Archaeological perspectives on prehistoric Scandinavian burial ritual” a collection of essays written by archaeologists at the national heritage board of Sweden (RAÄ) edited by Tore Artelius and Fredrik Svanberg, As I am interested in the subject I will try to write a few words of the articles as I am reading it.  

And then I found two small books about the island Visingsö that I bought in January; Sagan om Visingsö (The story/legend of Visingsö) written by Oscar Ljungström in 1908 and Visingsö * fornminnen (Visingsö * ancient monuments) written by J. H:son Stagner in 1919. I know most of the contents in these books but they will still be a few hours of interesting fun.

I will get back to you with more information of these books in a few days. 

// Magnus Reuterdahl


About Magnus Reuterdahl

I am an archaeologist/Osteologist from Sweden. My main intrest lays in north Euorpean archaeology in, preferbly the prehistory of the late iron age and the neolithic periods. I've also got a strong intrest for Chinese archaeology, especially the neolithc Yangshao culture. I also write about cultural heritage and cultural history. Mitt namn är Magnus Reuterdahl, jag är arkeolog och osteolog och arbetar företrädesvis i Sverige även om jag gjort ett par vändor till Kina. På den här bloggen skriver jag om mitt yrke, om fornlämningar, kulturarv och kulturhistoria m m. View all posts by Magnus Reuterdahl

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