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) (Gustav Wollenz) Thu, 09 Dec 2021 09:18:12 +0100 OJS 60 First Ladies <p>From the fifth century to the Viking Age in present-day Norway, certain women belonging to the upper strata of society were buried with high-quality ornamental bow-brooches. Although adjusting to changing styles of decoration, the practical function and basic form of the brooches - rectangular headplate, bow and rhomboidal footplate – remained more or less the same throughout the centuries they were in use. By exploring burials which include these ornamental accessories, I argue that the brooches functioned as an important factor in reproducing and continuously negotiating identity shared by certain women within the Scandinavian Iron Age elite.</p> Ingunn M. Røstad Copyright (c) 2021 Ingunn Marit Røstad Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Social Transformations and Resilience <p>The amazing goblet known as the ‘Tassilo Liutpirc Chalice’ is one of the most significant archaeological objects from the eighth century AD. Surprisingly, the animal figures that adorn it have close parallels with the creatures of the Germanic Animal styles from the fifth century onwards. This paper explores the deeply-rooted traditions behind this, and the social, cultural and political mechanisms that sustained its continuity, transcending the boundaries of epochs and religions. It is argued that a supra-regional network of workshops was the driving force in the development of this sophisticated imagery.</p> Alexandra Pesch Copyright (c) 2021 Alexandra Pesch Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Affective Interventions and ‘the Hegemonic Other’ in Runestones from Västergötland and Södermanland, Sweden <p>In the eleventh century AD, the Scandinavian countries were in the final stage of the process of conversion to Christianity. Local and regional processes of negotiations towards a Christian hegemony took various courses in different parts of Scandinavia. There are few substantial indications that social tensions resulted in violence. Rather, archaeological evidence indicates a gradual change. This paper highlights how these processes of negotiations were expressed by counter-hegemonic groups that took advantage of the affective affordances of runestones. By raising specific runestones, these non-Christian groups were part of an agonistic political process, as described by the political philosopher Chantal Mouffe.</p> Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh, Ing-Marie Back Daniellson Copyright (c) 2021 Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh, Ing-Marie Back Daniellson Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Landslides vs Archaeology <p>Landslides are one of the few types of natural hazards that have affected Sweden regularly in the recent past. We can expect that this geological phenomenon will only increase in frequency in the near future given the ongoing processes of anthropogenic climate change, and this likelihood motivates some historical retrospection. This paper explores how landslides have impacted archaeological sites in Västra Götaland, the country’s most landslide-prone region, from the mid-twentieth century onwards, and how, in turn, archaeologists have had to respond to these disasters. The 1957 Göta, 1973 Fröland, 1977 Tuve and 2006 Småröd landslides are highlighted in particular, as is the landslide-impacted site Hjälpesten. Connections are made to other different but related archaeologies of hazard and disaster, providing insights into the impact that climate change has had and will have on the discipline. While the paper showcases a set of local case studies, it is further argued that its findings have relevance for other areas as well, calling for the attention of the cultural heritage sector.</p> Anton Larsson Copyright (c) 2021 Anton Larsson Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Multispecies Futures Adrienne C. Frie Copyright (c) 2021 Adrienne Frie Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Disentangling Entanglement <pre id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-text-large XcVN5d tw-ta" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span class="Y2IQFc" lang="sv">Inget abstrakt eftersom det här är ett kommentarspapper till en keynote</span></pre> Andrew Meirion Jones Copyright (c) 2021 Andrew Jones Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Post-humanistic Approaches in Archaeology Kristina Jennbert Copyright (c) 2021 Kristina Jennbert Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 More Than Richard Bradley Copyright (c) 2021 Richard Bradley Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Power and Othering Nerissa Russell Copyright (c) 2021 Nerissa Russell Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Herding Cats <p>N/A</p> László Bartosiewicz Copyright (c) 2021 László Bartosiewicz Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The View from the Cheap Seats Kristin Armstrong-Oma Copyright (c) 2021 Kristin Armstrong-Oma Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Training the Mind to go Visiting Christina Fredengren Copyright (c) 2021 Christina Fredengren Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Markus Fjellström (2020) Marianne Skandfer Copyright (c) 2021 Marianne Skandfer Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Beyond Entanglement <p>This keynote discusses how human-animal relationships can be studied as entanglements to understand more of the situatedness of human and animal bodies and lives. It provides a selection of thinking tools from critical posthumanist feminism and new materialism which should prove useful for studying more-than-human worldmaking through archaeology. These tools can be used to study how humanity and animality are produced, how to recognise animal agentiality, and to highlight challenges on the way. Key issues are identified in concepts such as taxonomies, hybridity, othering and killability. Examples are drawn from recently published research on human-animal relations in archaeology on rock art, depositions, sacrifices, burial practices and more. The paper also tests how speculative methods can be a way of approaching more-than-human exposedness, situatedness and agentiality. It makes an argument that while it is important to study the entanglement of bodies as material-semiotic phenomena, it is of equal importance to also address questions on inequalities and injustices, and who carries the burden in particular situated entanglements and thereby move beyond the study of entanglement on its own.</p> Christina Fredengren Copyright (c) 2021 Christina Fredengren Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Editorial Alison Klevnäs, Sophie Bergerbrant Copyright (c) 2021 Alison Klevnäs, Sophie Bergerbrant Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The Golden Trowel Sven Kalmring Copyright (c) 2021 Sven Kalmring Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100