Rock Art and Seascapes in Uppland [Paperback]

Johan Ling (Author)

ISBN: 9781842175132 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Swedish Rock Art Research Series | Volume: 1 | Year of Publication: 2012 | Language: English 124p, col illus

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Rock Art and Seascapes in Uppland


Rock Art and Seascapes in Uppland presents a fresh approach to the detailed study of a selection of over 80 rock art panels located close to the present coastline of Uppland, Sweden, which include some 2000 ship depictions among the varied figurative art. Using GPS measurement combined with detailed study of the terrain, topography and relative sea level data in order to present accurate maps of the panels, the location and significance of the original positioning of rock art images in relation to their contemporaneous coastline is demonstrated and modelled. The implications in terms of chronology, typology, landscape, social practice and iconography are discussed and new interpretations for the relationship between Bronze Age rock art, shore displacement, settlement and burial sites presented. This is the first volume in a collaborative series of regional and case studies (The Swedish Rock Art Research Series) with the Swedish Rock Art Research Archive (SRARA), University of Gothenburg.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction
Methods: Chronology, Typology, Altitude, Gis And Shore Displacement

Chapter 2 – History Of Research
Shore Displacement And Rock Art In Southwestern Uppland
Rock Art And Other Bronze Age Remains
In The Landscape

Chapter 3 – Seascapes In Uppland
The Rock Art In The Rickeby And Hemsta Areas
Boglösa 138:1 31
Boglösa 141:1 38
Boglösa 155:1–3 40
Boglösa 131:1 47
Boglösa 128:1–3, 129:1–2, 130:1 53
The Härkeberga Area
Aspects Of Prominent Rock Art Sites And Landscapes
The Extraordinary Ship In Brandskog, Boglösa 109:1
The Maritime Panels In Boglösa By, Boglösa 160:1, 260:1, 261:1, 264:1, 265:1, 281:1, 282:1 & 283:1
The Litslena Area
Biskopskulla 111:1

Chapter 4 – Conclusions
Rock Art And Chronology
Social Praxis In The Bronze Age Landscape Of Uppland
Spatial And Societal Dimensions Of Rock Art
Coda: East And West Maritime Praxis

Chapter 5 – References

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