Sweden

Animal Teeth in a Late Mesolithic Woman’s Grave, Reconstructed as a Rattling Ornament on a Baby Pouch

Riitta Rainio (FI) and
Annemies Tamboer (NL)
10th EAC Leiden 2017
***In one of the Late Mesolithic graves at Skateholm, Sweden, dating from 5500–4800 BC, was buried a woman together with a newborn baby. Altogether 32 perforated wild boar (Sus scrofa) teeth, along with traces of red ochre pigment, were found in this grave. We interpreted these artefacts as a rattling ornament decorating a baby pouch...

Book Review: The Archaeology of Time Travel. Experiencing the Past in the 21st Century, edited by Bodil Petersson and Cornelius Holtorf

Silje Evjenth Bentsen (ZA)
Archaeological time travel, or experiencing the past through re-enactment, virtual reality, popular culture or other means, is presented from multiple perspectives in The Archaeology of Time Travel. Experiencing the Past in the 21st Century, edited by Bodil Petersson and Cornelius Holtorf. The book is freely available in pdf format at http://www.archaeopress.com

Conference Review: Norwegian Forum for Experimental Archaeology 2017

Črtomir Lorenčič (SE)
The Norwegian Forum for Experimental Archaeology (NFEA) is a yearly seminar aimed at presenting and popularising experimental research within archaeology. It has been held since 2011 at the Veien Cultural Hertage Park, and as the name implies, it is a gathering of Norwegian archaeologists, held and presented in Norwegian. In 2017, things were done a bit differently...

Family Week

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This week there will be plenty of activities for children and families. Exciting Viking story telling, historic games and various crafts to watch and try.

Childrens Week

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This time of year we have dedicated a week for children! This week there will teem with activities for children and families. There will be historical games and various crafts that you can try.

Activities: 11-15 

Opening hours: 10-16

Regular admission price

Viking Summer at the Farm

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Take part in the daily work on a Viking farm and have a go at different types of crafts such as forging, weaving, try your hand at archery, or relax by playing Viking games. Guided tours of the area held in English.
Opening hours: Thursday-Sunday from 28th of June to 26th of August, 11 am – 5 pm
Entrance fee: 50 SEK for adults, 25 SEK for children up to the age of 13. 

Viking Market Fröja Thing

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Welcome to Fröja Thing, one of the most popular viking events of southern Sweden! Come and enjoy a market with vendors from near and afar, archery and viking games, song and music, jesters and stories, food and drinks. And of course, kids workshop.
Opening hours: 11 am – 5 pm
Entrance fee: 70 SEK for adults, 50 SEK for children up to the age of 13.

Midsummer Celebration

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13:00h Inauguration: Fossil exhibition "Life before the Ice Age"
14.00h we begin to dress the maypole to the folk music of a folk group
15.00h maypole erected by the folk dance team folk dancing. Games around the maypole

Free entrance if you wear folk costume.
We suggest you bring your own pillow or chair.