Current Swedish Archaeology <p>Current Swedish Archaeology (CSA) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing primarily on the interpretation of the archaeological record and on archaeology as social practice. The aim of the journal is to make findings and discussions in Swedish and wider Nordic archaeology accessible in and outside of the region and to promote contact and debate between Swedish archaeology and the larger international field.</p> en-US <p>Authors contributing to Current Swedish Archaeology retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to the Swedish Archaeological Society. Read the journal's full <a href="">Copyright- and Licensing Policy</a>.</p> (Current Swedish Archaeology Editors) ( Fri, 23 Dec 2022 08:44:04 +0100 OJS 60 Fredrik Gunnarsson. Det digitala uppdraget: Om uppdragsarkeologins möjligheter att skapa relevant kunskap i ett digitalt samhälle Daniel Löwenborg Copyright (c) 2022 Daniel Löwenborg Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Editorial Sophie Bergerbrant, Alison Klevnäs Copyright (c) 2022 Swedish Archaeological Society and the author(s). Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Pirates in the Age of Populism Søren M. Sindbæk Copyright (c) 2022 Søren M. Sindbæk Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Body-Worldings of Later Scandinavian Prehistory: Making Oddkin with Two Body-Objects <p>In the last two decades, the body has emerged as a rich field of theorization and scholarly exploration in archaeology. This paper is an excursion into a consideration of two bodyobjects of prehistoric Denmark: an anthropomorphic bronze figurine from the Fårdal assemblage dating to the late Bronze Age, and a figural gold foil with an anthropomorphic stamp from Sorte Muld, created perhaps as much as 1 500 years later, in the Merovingian period (550–750 CE). The two images are made in very different materials, in distinctly different forms, and belong to different historical situations. Nevertheless, the two artefacts render what are likely women’s bodies with clear differences, but also some uncanny similarities.<br />This article explores these artefacts from a more-than-representational perspective. Moving beyond a taxonomic approach, it focuses on aspects of these images beyond what or who they ‘represent’. What can such an approach tell us about the capacities of bodies, as well as the capacities of the artefacts themselves? This entails, following the work of Donna Haraway, worlding them in two vastly different social, material and political worlds; drawing out their making from two very different technological processes; engaging with the similarities and differences of their biographies; and, crucially, thereby contemplating their kinship.</p> Marianne Hem Eriksen Copyright (c) 2022 Marianne Hem Eriksen Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Revisiting the ‘Valkyries’: Armed Females in Viking Age Figurative Metalwork <p>This paper offers an in-depth exploration of a group of small Viking Age figurines commonly referred to as ‘valkyries’ in Viking and Old Norse scholarship. After presenting an overview of the long research history pertaining to these finds and their varying definitions, this study re-analyses their various formal and stylistic features and proposes a new typological system based on a comprehensive investigation of the current find corpus. This is followed by a deconstruction and discussion of the ambiguous gender characteristics of the figurines and an exploration of the potential new avenues of their interpretation. The study is supplemented by detailed catalogues of all presently known finds of so-called armed ‘valkyrie’ figures as well as high-quality illustrations that demonstrate their great iconographic value for studies of Viking Age clothing, martial equipment and ritual behaviour.</p> Leszek Gardela, Peter Pentz, Neil Price Copyright (c) 2022 Leszek Gardela, Peter Pentz, Neil Price Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Public Viking Research in Museums and Beyond Howard Williams Copyright (c) 2022 Howard Williams Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 There is No Essential Museum Caroline Owman Copyright (c) 2022 Caroline Owman Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 The Viking Brand in Crisis? Chris Tuckley Copyright (c) 2022 Chris Tuckley Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Populistic Exhibitions or Dedicated to a New Elite of Consumers? Hakon Glorstad Copyright (c) 2022 Hakon Glorstad Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Victims of Their Own Success - Academia and Public Research on 'The Vikings' Matthias Toplak Copyright (c) 2022 Matthias Toplak Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Hip Viking Heritage Fredrik Svanberg Copyright (c) 2022 Fredrik Svanberg Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100 This Belongs in a Museum Søren Michael Sindbæk Copyright (c) 2022 Søren Michael Sindbæk Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100