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)

Publications

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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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

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Dataset 2

Domed oblong brooches of Vendel Period Scandinavia - images

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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