The mania of the time. Falconry and bird brooches at Uppåkra and beyond

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Bird brooches at Uppåkra have a changing biography, as grave gifts, pendants, and scrap metal. The association between bird brooches and birds of prey, and a male face to female jewellery opens questions of identy of the wearer and the male person in question. Following the bird brooches and the connotations of falconry decode both a social identiy and a lifestyle, expressed in the aestetics of the time. Obviously, the bird brooches signal a message within the social elite, between men and women, and in a continantal networking, and contemporary travelling, in eastern and westens direction.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History and Archaeology


  • falconry, birds, gender, archaeology, identity
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Road. Studies in Honour of Lars Larsson. eds. B.Hårdh, K. Jennbert and D. Olausson
EditorsKristina Jennbert, Birgitta Hårdh, Deborah Olausson
PublisherAlmqvist & Wiksell
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

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