Category Archives: Seminars

Ancient times along the Swedish east coast – An archaeological seminar in Blankaholm

As I check my back-log I see that I need to blog more about archaeology, but it seems that time just haven’t been there. During the coming weekend there will be time for archaeology though as it is time for the 5th annual archaeological seminar in Blankaholm – much thanks to Michael Dahlin.

The schedule holds 14 interesting seminars and it’s always fun to meet other archaeologists and archeo-buffs.

  • Michael Dahlin – On rhombic axes, from the late Bronze Age and their contexts in Kalmar County.
  • Gustaf Wollentz – On the future within the cultural heritage sector
  • Emelie Svenman – Beyond the grave – a georapahic analysis of the Bronze Age in Tjust
  • Kenneth Alexandersson – In the Age of Tingby. Mesolithics in Möre.
  • Lars-Erik Nilsson – the language of the rock art makers
  • Joakim Goldhahn – The rock art in Tjust – five years later
  • Michel Guinard, Mattias Pettersson & Roger Wikell – Early Mesolithic (flint) chips and their context
  • Helena Victor – Sandby borg at Öland – focusing on an ancient fortress
  • Helena Wilhelmsson – Archaeology captured in the moment – the osteological traces of the massacre at Sandby borg, ancient fortress, at Öland
  • Emelie Sunding – The residential district Gesällen – crafts and households in the 17th Century Kalmar
  • Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay – Back to the Tingby settlement
  • Patrik Gustavsson – A ship filled with goods – early Neolithic graves in Sörmland
  • Karl-Oskar Erlandsson – News from Kalmar County AdministrativeBoard – An archaeological report records and historic village sites
  • Anna Lögdqvist & Roger Wikell – Torshammarringar (rings with ritual symbols sometimes connected to Thor) seen in bigger geographic circles

14 seminars in two days and a great meeting place to discuss whats new and old in prehistorics! 😀

Magnus Reuterdahl

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Middle Ages seminar at Östergötland County Museum

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Today I’ll attend a seminar on current research and projects concerning the Middle ages in Sweden åt Östergötland County museum, Linköping, Sweden. The seminars are being held by contract-archaeologist as well as resrearchers.

Among the seminars are:

Krokeks Cloister – the franciscan forest convent by Marie Ohlsen, Östergötland museum.

Devestation or restructring – the Linköping are during the Iron Age and Middle Ages by Karin Lindeblad & Maria Petersson, the National heritage board UV öst (east)

Ecological & social connections associated with the black death by Per Lagerås, the National heritage board UV syd (south)

Slaves, tradesfolk and common people – strangers during the middle ages and how we find them by Mats Roslund, archaeologist, Lund University.

To work with a gender perspective on historic landscapes by Elisabeth Gräslund berg, geographer, Stockholm University.

Hemvidakulla – a deserted farmstead in Ydre by Hans Andersson, professor emeritus historical archaeology, Lund University

Musical meetings – music during the Middle Ages by Lars Jonsson, music producer and artistic director, NoMeMus.

Etc etc.

This post will be updated during the day.

Magnus Reuterdahl


Blankaholm 2012 -Swedish east coast archaeological seminar

Tomorrow it that time of the year, again, when all eyes turns to the East Coast and the metropolis Blankaholm (you can find in google maps or such). Don’t know of it? Well, not many do, but since some years back an annual seminar on archaeology is held there – lots of fun and interesting archaeology is presented . All seminars are held in Swedish.

This 2012 schedule:

Saturday 25/2

  • From the Neolithic to a farming crisis – A farming historical research project on the north-eastern Smaland coast land and in land by Michael Dahlin & Mårten Aronsson
  • A few reflections on the archaeological excavations and the reporting of the E22 project in Blekinge by – Elisabeth Rudebeck
  • Mass production of green stone axes in western Blekinge by Kenneth Alexandersson
  • The Vikings – a long history by Roger Wikell
  • The Bronze Age in Blekinge – results from the E22 excavations by Helena Victor
  • Actions at an urn grave field. A presentation of the results from Flyestock and ideas concerning ducumentations of grave fields by Fredrik Strandmark.
  • About the excavation of the urns from the Flyestock grave field – methods and results by Torbjörn Brorsson.

Sunday 26/2

  • Reuse of picture stones on Gotland during the Iron Age by Martin Rundkvist
  • Props & Rit – traces of ritual actors with examples from the East Coast by Fredrik Gunnarsson
  • The Risinge mound; the excavation of a large mound on Öland by Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay
  • Brick making and maker stamps in Kalmar County by Örjan Molander
  • Mesolithic bones in Iron Age huts, Övra Vannborga, Öland by Magnus Reuterdahl

Magnus Reuterdahl


Theoretical osteological work shop

This Saturday I’ll attend a theoretical osteological work shop at the Osteological research laboratory, Stockholm University with the title: Att stå på flera ben (To stand on several bones).

The work shop will be led by Ph.D. Anna Källén and Ph.D. Ing‐Marie Back Danielsson who will address different aspects concerning different social contexts such as genus and ethnicity, critical perspectives.

It’s always interesting to meet other osteologists and to get forums for discussions about osteology and methods.

I will tweet during the workshop from ca 10.30 local time #ostworkshop

Magnus Reuterdahl


Tonight fun & drinks – tomorrow a seminar

Tonight it is Christmas party at Arkeologikonsult in Upplands Väsby. Jolly cheers, beers and some wine mixed with Italian wine are promised. There is still one week left at the excavation  at Rissne so a there are a few more snowy archaeology days left to look forward to.

This weekend I’ll attend an Archaeological seminar on recent Qin and Han Archaeological findings in Shaanxi province at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm.

In connection with the exhibition China’s Terracotta Army at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, a seminar will be held in order to provide an in depth picture of the exhibited archaeological findings. Three Chinese archaeologists from Shaanxi province discuss several archaeological sites excavated in recent years, including the tomb complex of the First Emperor of Qin, as well as Han Yangling, the tomb complex of Forth Emperor of Han.

The seminar will be held in Chinese, with English interpreter.

Organizer: Östasiatiska Museet (the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities).
Co-organizers: Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, Oriental Ceramic Society of Sweden

Program:

  • 9:30 Gathering, Coffee & Tea
  • 10:00-10.30 Opening: Sanne Houby-Nielsen Ph.D. Director General, National museums of world culture. Eva Myrdal Ph.D. Deputy director, Museum of far Eastern Antiquities. Si Han Ph.D. Curator Museum of far Eastern Antiquities presents all speakers and the program
  • 10:30-11.45 Research and Archaeological Findings of Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Complex and Terracotta Army, By Dang Shixue, Associate Researcher fellow of Terracotta Army museum
  • 11.45-12.00 Discussion
  • 12.00- 13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00-14.15 Reproducing the Submerged Prosperous Empire — the archaeological discovery and preservation research of Han Yangling Mausoleum Complex, by Wang Baoping, Deputy Director of Xi’an Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage
  • 14.15-14.30 Discussion
  • 14.30-14.45 Coffee & Tea
  • 14.45-16.00 New Fruits of Qin and Han Archaeology,
  • by Yin Xiaqing, Deputy Director of Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Appraisal and Research Center
  • 16.00-16.15 Discussion

Magnus Reuterdahl


A Seminar concerning castles and ancient fortresses

Tomorrow (Friday 18th) I plan to attend a seminar about castles held by the Swedish Association for castle studies (Link in Swedish). The program promises some interesting seminars such as:

Professor Ulf Näsman will talk about ancient fortresses on the southern part of the Island Öland and the societies that built them.

One example of these ancient fortresses is Ismantorps borg, read more here.

Next in line is Fil.Dr. Anna Lihammer will speak on the subject Trelleborgar in their context. Trelleborgar: Trelleborgar are large round ancient fortresses of a type mainly found in Scania and Denmark dated to the Iron Age.

 
Fil.Dr. Peter Carelli will speak of the castle of Helsingborg during the middle ages. The castle is a made out of a large tower, dated to the 13th century. Link to a picture here.

And finally Mats Sandin and Tom Wennberg from Gothenborg city museum will speak of the excavations at the middle age castle Älvsborg.

I will take some notes though not so detailed as those concerning the Osteological Associations seminar. I might have missed someone’s title or gotten it wrong, if so please contact me.

Magnus Reuterdahl


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