Guests in the House: Cultural Transmission between Slavs and by Mats Roslund

By Mats Roslund

Mats Roslund discusses the presence of Slavic viewers within the region similar to glossy Sweden through the interval 900-1300 A.D. Ethnic and cultural identification are visible throughout the copy of a Slav kind in every-day pottery. the translation is preceded via an creation to Slav archaeology and cultural identification expressed in fabric culture.
The concentration is on a pottery kind known as Baltic ware. Baltic ware has frequently been considered as a in simple terms Slavic product, attaining Scandinavia via alternate and free-moving artisans or because of cooperation among Slavic and Scandinavian potters. the purpose of the ebook is to trap the dynamics within the interplay, to differentiate local ameliorations among the 2 traditions and current a contextual interpretation.

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33. Borst 1973; Fichtenau 1992. Hodder 1986; Shanks & Hodder 1995. Moreland 1991; Verhaeghe 1998. 13 Here I would like to make a brief comment and to a certain extent counter the critique in order to clarify how my own contribution should be perceived. Contextual archaeology is highly dependent on data. An artefact can be interpreted on the basis of its context with the aid of other variables, and the more of these there are, the richer in contrasts is the backdrop we create. Success in the solution of a problem is thus closely associated with the quality and quantity of the archaeological source material, with the chronologies and sorting systems, something that is easily forgotten in discussions of theory.

8 Presentations can be totally free of social interpretations, which has the effect that they become narratives about 4 5 6 7 8 Andrén 1983a. Andersson 1988, pp. 65ff. Meta 1988/1–2, Meta 1992/4. Seidenspinner 1989; Felgenhauer-Schmiedt 1993, p. 20. Seidenspinner 1989, p. 42. 10 chapter one the past without clear questions or theoretical perspectives. Alltagsleben risks becoming a branch of peasant romanticism and an infatuation with the past itself. 9 The possibilities for medieval historians and archaeologists lie in the wealth of modes of cultural expression to be found in the written and archaeological sources, a concrete framework for how life was lived.

Nothing would then prevent the interpretation that the eastern Danish area was subjected to massive immigration around 1000. Simultaneously with a total change in the composition of household pottery there was a ‘Europeanization’ of the landscape of power with the establishment of towns, the restructuring of villages, and a complete break with the Arabian-based silver economy. The difÀculty of seeing what was cause and what was effect in the process can mislead us into thinking that groups of ethnic Slavs, invading from the other side of the Baltic Sea, took over the territory.

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