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Danish razors and Swedish rocks: Cosmology and the Bronze Age landscape

Bradley, R. (2006) Danish razors and Swedish rocks: Cosmology and the Bronze Age landscape. Antiquity, 80 (308). pp. 372-389. ISSN 0003-598X

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A recent study has suggested that the decorated Bronze Age metalwork of South Scandinavia depicted the path of the sun through the sky during the day and through the sea at night. At different stages in its journey it was accompanied by a horse or a ship. Similar images are found in prehistoric rock art, and this paper argues that, whilst there are important differences between the images in these two media, they also signal some of the same ideas.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
ID Code:3303
Uncontrolled Keywords:metalwork rock art landscape cosmology Scandinavia
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Publisher:Antiquity Publications

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