On the Road. Paving stones past and present

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We archaeologists are sensitive to the messages people convey through material culture. In Lund, paving stones carry a powrful message about Lund's 1,000-year-old history. However, paving stones are in fact a fairly recent phenomenon dating from the late 19th century. Thus, paving stones do not represent continuity in the longue duree, but they do represent our idea of what the past was like.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Archaeology


  • paving stones
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Road. Studies in Honour of Lars Larsson
EditorsKristina Jennbert, Birgitta Hårdh, Deborah Olausson
PublisherAlmqvist & Wiksell
ISBN (Print)978-91-22-02163-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch