Social performance and market performance of stocks

by McGinnis Meghan Mattsson

Institution: Stockholm University
Year: 2016
Keywords: archaeology; Iron Age; Late Iron Age; Viking Age; Viking Studies; Vendel period; practice theory; cognitive archaeology; grave goods; New Materialism; neo-materialism; Thor's hammer rings; burial analysis; post-structuralism; Early Medieval; medieval studies; Scandinavian archaeology; Scandinavia Sweden; Swedish archaeology; Mälardalen; cultural history; ritual theory; ritual; rituals studies; burial rituals; ritualization; deviant burial; history of religions; Old Norse religion; Viking Age religion; cult places; material culture; rites of passage; amulets; magic; ancient magic; medieval magic; pratice; praxis; Humanities; History and Archaeology; Archaeology; Humaniora; Historia och arkeologi; Arkeologi
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2119728
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-131728


The purpose of this study is to analyze the distribution, forms, and function(s) of iron amulets deposited in the late Iron Age gravefields of Lovö, with the goal of ascertaining how (and so far as possible why) these objects were utilized in rituals carried out during and after burials. Particular emphasis is given to re-interpreting the largest group of iron amulets, the iron amulet rings, in a more relational and practice-focused way than has heretofore been attempted. By framing burial analyses, questions of typology, and evidence of ritualized actions in comparison with what is known of other cult sites in Mälardalen specifically– and theorized about the cognitive landscape(s) of late Iron Age Scandinavia generally– a picture of iron amulets as inscribed objects made to act as catalytic, protective, and mediating agents is brought to light.