Tore Artelius R.I.P.

I just got word that Swedish archaeologist Tore Artelius (1954-2011) have passed away. I met him on occasion and had some contacts via mail as we shared a common interest in Iron Age grave fields. Tore Artelius dissertation and several of his articles and reports are good and important reads on Iron Age burials and the eschatological views of the time. Check out works as:

Bortglömda föreställningar: begravningsritual och begravningsplats i halländsk yngre järnålden

En vikingatida gravplats i norra Småland :arkeologisk undersökning av fornlämning RAÄ 19, Bogla 1:35 i Rogberga socken och Jönköpings kommun med anledning av ombyggnad av Riksväg 31 förbi Rogberga kyrka by Tore Artelius och Anna Kristensson ; med bidrag av Jan Agertz

Den gamla döden och den nya: om vikingatidens förkristna begravningar, religiösa idéer och religionsskiftet

A symbolic farewell to nature : fencing at late Viking Age burial grounds. Dealing with the dead. Archaeological perspectives on prehistoric Scandinavian burial ritual – Tore Artelius & Anna Kristensson

…among many others. Though I can’t say I knew him well as a person, I will miss him as a Scientist and within Swedish archaeology.

My thoughts go out to his family and loved ones!

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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