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Skelhøj and the Bronze Age Barrows of Southern Scandinavia (Hardback)

Barrow building and barrow assemblies

P&S History > Archaeology > Archaeological Method & Theory

Imprint: Aarhus University Press
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9788793423008
Published: 22nd December 2015
Casemate UK Academic



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This two-volume publication presents a study of the barrows of South Scandinavian Early Bronze Age and their social and environmental context. It is based on a series of projects conducted between 1992 and 2004, culminating in the excavation of the great barrow of Skelhøj in Southwest Jutland, and the analyses of its surroundings in the Tobøl barrow group, from 2002 to 2004.

The excavation of Skelhøj was the first near-complete excavation of a scheduled great barrow conducted for purely research reasons since these monuments became scheduled under the Nature Protection Act of 1937 and it therefore offered very rare opportunities for analysis. The first volume presented an overview of the barrow tradition and a detailed account of the results of the excavation of the great barrow Skelhøj. In this second volume the consequences on our understanding of barrows are explored in more detail.

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