Handmade. Crafting and social strategies in the Scandinavian Neolithic

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

Layman's description

The manufacture of so-called prestige goods, and how they were used in social transactions, is the focus of this project. Who was able to make the high-quality flint daggers? Who was allowed to make them? Were all members of the society able to make such objects or were craft specialists at work?

The manufacture of so-called prestige goods, and how they were used in social transactions, is the focus of this project. Who was able to make the high-quality flint daggers? Who was allowed to make them? Were all members of the society able to make such objects or were craft specialists at work? Questions about crafting skill, the transferral of practical know-how, and the contribution of talent and practice to crafting expertise are also addressed.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1989/01/012016/12/31

Participants

Related research output

Deborah Olausson, 2013, Counterpoint: Essays in Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Honour of Professor Kristian Kristiansen. Bergerbrant, S. & Sabatini, S. (eds.). Archaeopress, p. 447-456

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Deborah Olausson, 2000, Artefakter--arkeologiska ting. En bok om föremål ur ett arkeologiskt perspektiv. Högberg, A. (ed.). Institute of Archaeology, University of Lund, p. 27-40

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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