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A social analysis of Viking jewellery from Iceland

  title={A social analysis of Viking jewellery from Iceland},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Hayeur Smith},
Viking Studies has, until recently, dedicated a significant portion of the study of jewellery to typological scrutiny and the analyses of style and design. While important and necessary components of archaeology, the social aspect has frequently been overlooked. Jewellery as an element of adornment is part of a greater symbolic system used to convey subtle messages of social and c6ltural identity. This thesis is original in attempting to decipher the social messages conveyed in jewellery. Using… 
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