Runristare idag - Om vikingatida identitet

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The text discusses the phenomenon of modern rune carvers within the Nordic countries. The article illuminates the purposes and different meanings connected to the act of rune carving in our time. It is concluded that the shaping of identity in close relation to visions of past times is an important part of the rune carving activities of today.


  • Bodil Petersson
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  • Archaeology


  • archaeology identity modern rune stones rune carving
Translated title of the contributionRune carvers of today - On Viking Age identity
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationTankar om ursprung. Forntiden och medeltiden i nordisk historieanvändning
EditorsSamuel Edquist, Lars Hermanson, Stefan Johansson
PublisherThe Museum of National Antiquities, Stockholm
ISBN (Print)978-91-89176-38-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch

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