Domed oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Martin Rundkvist

Description:

The study's aim was to investigate oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia, i.e. Ørsnes types N & O and similar brooches, including transitional types surviving into the Early Viking Period. A database of 593 brooches from all of Scandinavia was studied and interpreted by typology, chronology, function, social significance, technological characteristics, production sites, interregional variation and ideological connotations. Unique brooches are described and discussed. Brooches from Uppåkra are also described and discussed, against the background of the new results. The study then puts forward two new seriation chronologies for Vendel Period female graves on Bornholm and in Sweden.

Purpose:

The aim of the study is to offer new perspectives on domed oblong brooches of Vendel period Scandinavia and transitional types which survived into the earliest Viking period. The new perspectives are based on a larger and more recent material base and a widened geographic scope, covering all of Scandinavia.

Subject area:

HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Archaeology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

Information not available, contact SND for more information

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Martin Rundkvist

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0985

Description:

The study's aim was to investigate oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia, i.e. Ørsnes types N & O and similar brooches, including transitional types surviving into the Early Viking Period. A database of 593 brooches from all of Scandinavia was studied and interpreted by typology, chronology, function, social significance, technological characteristics, production sites, interregional variation and ideological connotations. Unique brooches are described and discussed. Brooches from Uppåkra are also described and discussed, against the background of the new results. The study then puts forward two new seriation chronologies for Vendel Period female graves on Bornholm and in Sweden.

Purpose:

The aim of the study is to offer new perspectives on domed oblong brooches of Vendel period Scandinavia and transitional types which survived into the earliest Viking period. The new perspectives are based on a larger and more recent material base and a widened geographic scope, covering all of Scandinavia.

Language:

English

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Åland Islands

Geographic description: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Åland

Lowest geographic unit:

Parish

Highest geographic unit:

Region

Subject area:

HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Archaeology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Rundkvist, M. (2010). Domed oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia: Ørsnes types N & O and similar brooches, including transitional types surviving into the Early Viking Period. Acta archaeologica Lundensia. Series in 8, (61), 127-199.
Domed oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia
ISSN: 0065-0994
ISBN: 978-91-89578-33-3

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2015-10-16 doi:10.5878/002731

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Dataset 1

Domed oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia - database and article

Suggested citation:

Martin Rundkvist. Information not available, contact SND for more information (2015). <em>Domed oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia - database and article</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002731">https://doi.org/10.5878/002731</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Martin Rundkvist

Description:

The dataset consists of a table with information on domed oblong brooches from Vendel period and early Viking period Scandinavia. The data includes inventory numbers, provenance, measurements, type and context. The data is downloadable in -xls and .csv format. The download package also contains the study article and a codebook.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Text

Still image

Type of archaeological remains:

Variables:

36

Number of individuals/objects:

656

Version 1.0:

2015-10-16 doi:10.5878/002732

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Dataset 2

Domed oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia - images

Suggested citation:

Martin Rundkvist. Information not available, contact SND for more information (2015). <em>Domed oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia - images</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002732">https://doi.org/10.5878/002732</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Martin Rundkvist

Description:

The dataset consists of 1267 photographs of the domed oblong brooches studied by the author. Formats include JPEG and TIFF.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Text

Still image

Type of archaeological remains:

Published: 2015-10-19
Last updated: 2018-03-15