Death, Destruction and Commemoration

By: Anna Wessman

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The thesis is connected with death, memory and ancestor commemoration during the Merovingian Period, the Viking Age and the beginning of the Crusade Period (AD 550–1150) in Finland. During this time, cremation was the dominant burial rite. Three different burial types 1) cremation cemeteries below level ground, 2) inhumation burials and 3) water burials are discussed in five articles. This thesis shows that it is possible to claim that both artefact and site re-use is a much more widespread phenomenon than has previously been thought in Finnish archaeology. It is also a conscious and deliberate behaviour that can be related to an ancestor cult and commemoration of the dead. Printed Pages: 214.

Title: Death, Destruction and Commemoration

Author Name: Anna Wessman

Categories: India, General,

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2010

ISBN: 9519057781

ISBN 13: 9789519057781

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 114137

Keywords: Death, Destruction and Commemoration Anna Wessman