Giving the Past a Future: Essays in Archaeology and Rock Art Studies in Honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu [Paperback]

James Dodd(Editor); Ellen Meijer(Editor)

ISBN: 9781784919702 | Published by: Archaeopress Access Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2019 | 308p, H10.75 x W8, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white (796 color plates)
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Giving the Past a Future: Essays in Archaeology and Rock Art Studies in Honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu


This volume celebrates the work of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu in his 40th year as director of Tanum Museum of Rock Carving and Rock Art Research Centre, Underslös, Sweden. Here, a feast of scholarly contributions from across Europe, at all levels of study have been collected. Each and every one of the chapters addresses aspects connected to the work Gerhard has done over the last 40 years. Through their words and images, these pay respect to and acknowledge Gerhard’s achievements in the fields of rock art documentation, research, international collaboration and outreach. Gerhard has striven from the outset to: promote the importance of the image within archaeology, increase public interest and involvement with prehistoric art, and to encourage the next generation to continue the work. Thus, many authors think very deeply about the images, how we interpret them and how we record them, particularly in light of recent advances in technology. Others explore how Gerhard has fostered dissemination and public involvement. The range of countries and subjects represented; France, Italy, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the UK; reflects the success of Gerhard’s focus on international collaboration and dialogue. Given Gerhard’s emphasis on giving the past a future, it is appropriate that leading up and coming scholars, from all levels of higher education, are also present and have the opportunity to present their latest research.

Table of Contents

Editors Preface

Tabula Gratulatoria

Chapter 1: Art, Artists, Rock Art and Underslös – by James Dodd

Chapter 2: The Sensitive Finger, The Observing Eye And The Sensation Of A Place – by Jarl Nordbladh

Chapter 3: To Let Mute Stones Speak – on the Becoming of Archaeology – by Joachim Goldhahn

Chapter 4: The Chariot of The Sun and other sun horses of The Nordic Bronze Age – including some interesting anatomical details – by Flemming Kaul

Chapter 5: The winged triad in Bronze Age symbolism: birds and their feet – by Kristian Kristiansen

Chapter 6: Gerhard and the rock carvings of Bornholm – by Finn Ole Sonne Nielsen

Chapter 7: Rock Art and Burial Landscapes – Danish Rock Art in Burial Mounds – by Louise Felding

Chapter 8: A sea beyond Europe to the north and west – by Johan Ling & John Koch

Chapter 9: The Wild Boar in Scandinavian Rock Art – by Peter Skoglund

Chapter 10: Women on the move in the Nordic Bronze Age: a case study based on rock art and costume – by Sophie Bergerbrant and Anna Wessman

Chapter 11: Fleshing out the Stickman: A Hypothesis about the Long-Legged Anthropomorphs in Scandinavian Rock Art – by Lisa-Elen Meyering

Chapter 12: The cunning of the fox - a case of zoomorphism in Scandinavian rock art – by Christian Horn

Chapter 13: The duel in place: morphological, structural and spatial variability of a basic scene among Valcamonica Iron Age rock art – by Alberto Marretta

Chapter 14: Symbolic Concordance: a transparent approach to archetype – by Umberto Sansoni

Chapter 15: Rock Carvings at Stuberg in Stjørdal, Trøndelag, Norway – by Kalle Sognnes

Chapter 16: “On the beaten track”: considerations on the rock art at Foss in the Gauldal Valley, Trøndelag County, Norway – by Kjell André Brevik

Chapter 17: What we see is what we get - Seeing Sandhalsan with new «eyes» – by Jan Magne Gjerde & Heidrun Stebergløkken

Chapter 18: Giants Cauldrons and Rock Art – by Magnus Tangen

Chapter 19: Snowshoes and skis in North European rock art – by Knut Helskog

Chapter 20: Following the bear through the rocks – by Elena Man-Estier

Chapter 21: Back to life: British rock art in the Iron Age – by Tertia Barnett

Chapter 22: World heritage rock art documentation in Tanum – a brief history of methodology and projects until the early 2000s – by Ulf Bertilsson, SHFA

Chapter 23: Bevar dialogen med klippen. Dokumentationens betydning for fortidens helleristninger og fremtidens forskning – by Ditte E. P. Kofod

Chapter 24: Towards a new era of rock art documentation – by Ellen Meijer & James Dodd

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