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Herva, Vesa-Pekka, Ikäheimo, Janne, Lahelma, Antti (2022) An odessay to golden mica : contextualising the burial of a Bronze Age "Odysseus". In: Halinen, Petri, Heyd, Volker & Mannermaa, Kristiina (eds.) Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland, nro 10, Oodeja Mikalle - Odes to Mika - Оды Мике : Festschrift for Professor Mika Lavento on the occasion of his 60th birthday, pp. 86-93.

An odessay to golden mica : contextualising the burial of a Bronze Age ”Odysseus”

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Author: Herva, Vesa-Pekka1; Ikäheimo, Janne1; Lahelma, Antti2
Organizations: 1Archaeology, University of Oulu
2Department of Cultures / Archaeology, University of Helsinki
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Archaeological Society of Finland, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-06-17


The context of a rich Early Bronze Age burial found in 1998 at Hangaskangas near the city of Oulu is examined here regarding its structure and wider topographic setting. The burial is seen as a node in a Bronze Age communication and exchange network of Eurasia, in which local and supra-regional ideas about cosmology and worldview are reflected through a slab of golden mica, some water-rounded pebbles as well as its liminal location on an island in a river mouth.

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Series: Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland
ISSN: 1799-862X
ISSN-E: 1799-8611
ISSN-L: 1799-862X
ISBN: 978-952-68453-9-5
ISBN Print: 978-952-69942-0-8
Issue: 10
Pages: 86 - 93
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 615 History and archaeology
Copyright information: © 2022 The Authors.