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More theory for mortuary research of the Viking world

More theory for mortuary research of the Viking world
More theory for mortuary research of the Viking world
This themed journal issue provides many examples of ways forward in the study of death and memory in the Viking world. While all contributions demonstrate that there are exciting new ways to study remains from funerary contexts that focus on different forms of citation involving material culture and monuments, this article will very briefly discuss dimensions that have not been addressed here. Specifically, it showcases how the mortuary citations approach can also use post-humanist theory for further development and exploration of mortuary practices in the Viking world. Although short, this article discusses rune stones, particularly rune stones with kuml inscriptions, which I have examined elsewhere. The term kuml appears on contemporary rune stones; it refers to different material entities such as rune stones, mounds/cairns, and other standing stones. The being and becoming of kuml is briefly discussed through the concepts of intra-action and agential cuts championed by Karen Barad
1461-9571
519-531
Back Danielsson, Ing-Marie
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Back Danielsson, Ing-Marie
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Back Danielsson, Ing-Marie (2016) More theory for mortuary research of the Viking world. European Journal of Archaeology, 19 (3), 519-531. (doi:10.1080/14619571.2016.1187976).

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This themed journal issue provides many examples of ways forward in the study of death and memory in the Viking world. While all contributions demonstrate that there are exciting new ways to study remains from funerary contexts that focus on different forms of citation involving material culture and monuments, this article will very briefly discuss dimensions that have not been addressed here. Specifically, it showcases how the mortuary citations approach can also use post-humanist theory for further development and exploration of mortuary practices in the Viking world. Although short, this article discusses rune stones, particularly rune stones with kuml inscriptions, which I have examined elsewhere. The term kuml appears on contemporary rune stones; it refers to different material entities such as rune stones, mounds/cairns, and other standing stones. The being and becoming of kuml is briefly discussed through the concepts of intra-action and agential cuts championed by Karen Barad

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 May 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 July 2016
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 397829
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397829
ISSN: 1461-9571
PURE UUID: 9505db6e-b365-48a8-a1ed-dc828ec2f952

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Date deposited: 07 Jul 2016 10:27
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 19:54

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