Stockholm before Stockholm, 15 credits

About the course

The aim of the course is to establish a comprehensive knowledge of pre-historic and early mediaeval Stockholm and its environs, with a focus on the archaeological remains from prehistory to c. AD 1300. Through literature studies, field excursions, and a smaller individual assignment the course will give the student tools for conducting analyses and interpretation of different aspects of Stockholm before Stockholm. The different components (ancient remains, heritage landscapes, and the non-material remains) of the landscape will be made clear. The course strives to give the student a reflective approach to the locale, its surrounding landscape and context. A clear interdisciplinary approach is taken where archaeology, human geography, history of religion, and onomastic evidence is represented.

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