What Makes a Mound? Earth-Sourced Materials in Late Iron Age Burial Mounds

@article{Cannell2021WhatMA,
  title={What Makes a Mound? Earth-Sourced Materials in Late Iron Age Burial Mounds},
  author={Rebecca J. S. Cannell},
  journal={Cambridge Archaeological Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={31},
  pages={687 - 703}
}
  • R. J. Cannell
  • Published 13 August 2021
  • History
  • Cambridge Archaeological Journal
The interpretation of Late Iron Age burial mounds often focuses exclusively on the discovered contents, the social identity or role of the interred and the economic and political implications that can be extracted. This article considers the mound itself as a basis for archaeological interpretation, and attempts to place substantial late Iron Age burial mounds within the landscape they are made of. Within these burial mounds internal references to time, place and the transformations and imbued… 

Kerbing Relations through Time: Reuse, Connectivity and Folded Time in the Viking Age

  • Julie Lund
  • Sociology
    Cambridge Archaeological Journal
  • 2022
The paper explores a group of graves in which the past was used actively in Viking Age eastern Norway. Studying the use of the past in the past was introduced in British landscape archaeology of the

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 154 REFERENCES

Burial Mounds, Ard Marks, and Memory: A Case Study from the Early Iron Age at Bamble, Telemark, Norway

The point of departure for this article is the excavation of two burial mounds and a trackway system in Bamble, Telemark, Norway. One of the mounds overlay ard marks, which led to speculation as to

Look to the earth: the search for ritual in the context of mound construction

In North America mound research traditionally focuses on how these earthen structures functioned -- as mortuary facilities, ceremonial platforms, observatories, and the residences of political elites

Assembling places and persons: a tenth-century Viking boat burial from Swordle Bay on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, western Scotland

Abstract A rare, intact Viking boat burial in western Scotland contained a rich assemblage of grave goods, providing clues to the identity and origins of both the interred individual and the people

Constructing and deconstructing the Gokstad mound

Abstract Viking Age burial mounds are usually interpreted with reference to their exterior dimensions, the funerary treatment of the deceased and the artefacts placed within them. The process of

The Ritual Stratigraphy of Monuments that Matter

This article focuses on one of the two big mounds at Haugar in Tønsberg, Norway, and the role they played in the constitution of the Norwegian kingdom. The monument we will discuss is dated to the

The Archaeology of Earth

The author takes a closer look at mounds built of earth and concludes that earth is probably the main material for an archaeologist, not the attefacts.

Holocene coastal change in the north of the Isle of Man: stratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and archaeological evidence

Abstract New multidisciplinary work at Phurt in the north of the Isle of Man using stratigraphy, radiocarbon dating, pollen, diatoms, foraminifera and archaeology has reevaluated the sedimentological

Between Sutton Hoo and Oseberg – dendrochronology and the origins of the ship burial tradition

ABSTRACT New dendrochronological dates from Western Norway prompt an old question to be posed in a new way. They show that two ship burials on the island of Karmøy date from AD 780 and 790, that is,

Theatres of Closure: Process and Performance in Inhumation Burial Rites in Early Medieval Britain

Inhumation burials are recorded in Britain and Europe during excavations in a standardized way, especially graves of early medieval date. Just a limited number of attributes are usually foregrounded
...