Ahola, M. (2023). Visualizing the Corded Ware past: Art, archaeology, and heritage-making at Myyrmäki, southern Finland. In: A. Lahelma, M. Lavento, K. Mannermaa, M. Ahola, E. Holmqvist, & K. Nordqvist (Eds.), Moving northward: Professor Volker Heyd's Festschrift as he turns 60 (pp. 146-158). Archaeological Society of Finland.
Visualizing the Corded Ware past : art, archaeology, and heritage-making at Myyrmäki, southern Finland
1University of Oulu and University of Helsinki, Finland
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In 2021, a large mural depicting a Corded Ware vessel was painted on the urban suburb of Myyrmäki in southern Finland. According to the artists working with the art piece, the mural serves as an informative sign for a nearby Stone Age settlement site while also aiming to create a sense of belonging for the ‘rootless people of Myyrmäki’. In this paper, I argue that the mural can be understood as a memoryscape, and in this sense, it acts as a materialization of the heritage-making process. At the same time, however, the mural combines prehistoric archaeology with contemporary topics such as antiracism and climate activism.
Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland
|Pages:||146 - 158|
Moving northward : professor Volker Heyd's Festschrift as he turns 60
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A3 Book chapter
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615 History and archaeology
Writing of this article was supported by the Academy of Finland under grant number 347716.
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347716 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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