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  • 1.
    Bergman, Ingela
    et al.
    Silvermuseet, Institute for Subarctic Landscape Research (INSARC), Arjeplog, Sweden.
    Ramqvist, Per H.
    Silvermuseet, Institute for Subarctic Landscape Research (INSARC), Arjeplog, Sweden.
    Farmer-fishermen: interior lake fishing and inter-cultural and intra-cultural relations among coastal and interior Sámi communities in northern Sweden AD 1200–16002017In: Acta Borealia, ISSN 0800-3831, E-ISSN 1503-111X, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 134-158Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although the productive fishing grounds had long attracted the Crown and the Church to northern Sweden, it was not until the sixteenth century that the judicial and fiscal powers of the Swedish Crown were exercised in full. Records show that the regular fishing in interior lakes formed a prominent enterprise among coastal farmer communities. This paper examines the social and economic context of farmers engaged in interior fishing with respect to the internal organization of village communities, principles of private and collective ownership, land-use strategies and inter-community relations. There are no a-priori assumptions about the coastal population being “Swedish”. Instead of applying ethnonyms, the terms “farmer” and “coastal” are used throughout the paper. The main area of investigation includes the coastal area of northernmost Sweden and the western parts of Finnish Lapland. The study shows that interior lakes fitted into village resource areas, long sanctioned by usage, and that usufruct belonged to village members collectively. A large part of the fishing lakes are situated in interior Sámi territory. Fishermen were internalizing Sámi place names, implying close relations between the groups. Archeological investigations point to subsistence strategies including systemic interior lake fishing being established before AD 1200. The authors propose that coastal and interior communities should be perceived as two economic strategies representing indigenous and pre-colonial land-use schemes.

  • 2.
    Bergman, Ingela
    et al.
    Silvermuseet Arjeplog.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Hunters of forests and waters: Late Iron Age and Medieval subsistence and social processes in coastal northern Sweden2018In: Acta Borealia, ISSN 0800-3831, E-ISSN 1503-111X, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 1-28Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the course of the 14th century the Swedish Crown and the Catholic Church made robust attempts to include the areas beside the Bothnian bay within their central fiscal and clerical organization. Salmon fishing in the productive river rapids became major targets for external commercial interests. Written records inform us about the situation from the perspective of the exploiters. However, there is a story running in parallel – that of the local population already occupying the lands and the fishing grounds. The study aims to analyse the significance of hunting and fishing to the overall subsistence of coastal communities in northern Sweden during the period AD 500–1600. The social context is of particular interest, specifically in relation to the successive conformation by the local communities to the Swedish fiscal system. The study draws on archaeological records and on historical records from the 14th to the 17th century, in addition to ethnographic accounts for hunting and fishing. We conclude that the legal cultures embraced by the indigenous population and that of the Swedish central powers were in essence incompatible. The acquisition of land and fishing rights was never settled between two equal parties, but one-sidedly enforced by the party holding the pen.

  • 3.
    Josefsson, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden ; Institute for Subarctic Landscape Research, Arjeplog, Sweden .
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. nstitute for Subarctic Landscape Research, Arjeplog, Sweden.
    Hörnberg, Greger
    nstitute for Subarctic Landscape Research, Arjeplog, Sweden.
    The history of early cereal cultivation in northernmost Fennoscandia as indicated by palynological research2014In: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, ISSN 0939-6314, E-ISSN 1617-6278, Vol. 23, no 6, p. 821-840Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The age of the introduction of cereal cultivation in northern Europe has long been debated by researchers from many disciplines, in particular archaeology and palaeoecology. Over the past 40 years extensive palynological data have been collected concerning pre-industrial land use in northern Fennoscandia. This paper reviews palynological studies that include records of fossil cereal pollen from northernmost Sweden, Finland and Norway at latitudes north of 63A degrees N. The geographical extent of known early cultivation sites is constantly expanding, with more than 100 records of cereal pollen pre-dating ad 1700. The oldest records of scattered cereal pollen derive from Neolithic times. Periods of continuous cultivation, indicated by cereal pollen recorded recurrently in the sediment profiles, derive from the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. Collectively, the reviewed pollen records indicate that cereal cultivation was first introduced into areas close to the coast and later to the interior, and that it may have been practiced locally long before sedentary settlements based on intensive cultivation were established during medieval times. The data do not indicate a latitudinal spread of cultivation from south to north. However, methodological problems relating to pollen morphology of cereals, site characteristics and lack of connections to archaeologically excavated sites imply that the value of many early cereal pollen finds remains unclear. To increase our understanding of the context in which cereal cultivation was introduced in northernmost Fennoscandia, multidisciplinary studies integrating palaeoecology, archaeology and history are needed.

  • 4. Klang, Lennart
    et al.
    Lindgren, BrittaUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.Ramqvist, Per HRegional Arkeologi, Mitthögskolan i Örnsköldsvik.
    Hällbilder och hällbildernas rum2002Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 5. Klang, Lennart
    et al.
    Lindgren, Britta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Regional Arkeologi, Mitthögskolan i Örnsköldsvik.
    Hällbilder och hällbildernas rum: inledning2002In: Hällbilder och och hällbildernas rum / [ed] Lennart Klang, Britta Lindgren, Per H Ramqvist, Örnsköldsvik: Mitthögskolan , 2002, p. 1-7Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Liedgren, Lars
    et al.
    Silvermuseet i Arjeplog, Insarc Torget SE-938 31 Arjeplog, Sweden.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Medeltida gårdar i Böle by, Lövånger2017In: Arkeologi i Norr, ISSN 0284-558x, Vol. 16, p. 135-159Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A tax register (Gustav Vasa's jordebok), from 1543, shows that there were 148 tax units or farms in Lövånger parish at the time. This paper records excavations conducted in 2014 in one of the villages named Böle. Two farmsteads were partly excavated. One (Lövånger parish no. Raä 508) consisted of two house foundations and an ancient field with clearance cairns, and another (Lövånger parish no Raä 621) consisted of three house foundations, a cellar and clearance cairns.

    Radiocarbon datings show that the farmsteads were used during the 12th–15th centuries. A coin was found, a so called "klipping", which can be dated to the early reign of King Gustav Vasa, 1521–1523. Most of the artefacts found came from refuse deposits, containing large amounts of burned and unburned bone fragments. Nearly all of the identified bones (c. 97–98 %) came from domesticated animals, such as cattle, sheep and goat. Sources of the few identified bones from wild game included seal, hare, pike and perch.

    Areas covered by house foundations on the two sites varied from c. 20 - 50 m2. All foundations had cairns in one corner, marking fireplaces. The houses on the foundations were probably timber-framed, like most houses in the area during historical times. In and outside the houses, pieces of bricks and burned clay were found, showing that the farmers used bricks, at least to some extent in the fireplaces, as early as the 14th century.

  • 7.
    Liedgren, Lars
    et al.
    Silvermuseet, Arjeplog.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Noel Broadbents lappar och labyrinter2012In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 107, no 3, p. 212-217Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 8. Lobanova, Nadezhda
    et al.
    Ramqvist, Per H.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Petroglyphs (rock art)2016In: Encyclopedia of the Barents Region: vol. 2, N-Y / [ed] Mats-Olov Olsson, Fredrick Backman, Alexey Golubev, Björn Norlin, Lars Ohlsson, Oslo: Pax Forlag, 2016, p. 159-165Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Ramqvist, Per
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Depå handel bebyggelse: Raä nr 36 i Stige, Indal sn, Medelpad. En öppen arkeologisk undersökning med tillgänglighet och folkbildning i centrum. En bildbetonad rapport från aktiviteterna den 25 augusti - 19 september 20032003Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Ramqvist, Per
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Edblom, Lena
    Närmare bestämt: Forntiden: studiebok 1. De första åtta millennierna2002Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    A burial mound dissection in Sweden2015In: Field archaeology from around the world: ideas and approaches / [ed] Martin Carver, Bisserka Gaydarska, Sandra Montón-Subías, Springer, 2015, p. 169-173Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 1949, it was decided to excavate the first of the four Migration Period large mounds in Högom at a cemetery a few kilometers west of Sundsvall in the county of Medelpad, North Sweden. Concentrations of large mounds (>20 m in diameter) in Scandinavia are known at Old Uppsala in Uppland, Bertnem in Trøndelag, and Borre and Snartemo. Often arranged in rows, these are high status burials representing generations of regional leadership. The four mounds in Högom ("mounds") Medelpad north Sweden clearly belonged to this exclusive group. When investigations began in 1949, the site had been largely forgotten and was encumbered by houses, barns and cellars, driveways and threshing places. The National Heritage Board decided to purchase the area, remove the buildings, and restore a cultural landscape around the cemetery. But before restoration, it was decided to investigate the most damaged of the burial mounds (No. 2). The project was one of exceptional innovation.

  • 12.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Arkeologi i Norr2016Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Arkeologi i Norr2014Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Arkeologi i norr2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Arkeologi i Norr2009Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Arkeologi i norr2010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Arkeologi i Norr. 10, (2007)2007Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Arkeologi i norr 162017Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Regional Arkeologi, Mitthögskolan i Örnsköldsvik.
    Aspekter på hällbilderingas stil och rumsliga fördelning2002In: Hällbilder och och hällbildernas rum / [ed] Lennart Klang, Britta Lindgren, Per H Ramqvist, Örnsköldsvik: Mitthögskolan , 2002, p. 87-101Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Aspekter på hällbildernas stil och rumsliga fördelning2002In: Studier i regional arkeologi, ISSN 1650-1993, no 2, p. 87-101Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Regional Arkeologi, Mitthögskolan i Örnsköldsvik.
    Digitala och andra älgar: bidrag till dokumentationen av hällmålningar2002In: Hällbilder och och hällbildernas rum / [ed] Lennart Klang, Britta Lindgren, Per H Ramqvist, Örnsköldsvik: Mitthögskolan , 2002, p. 119-129Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Digitala och andra älgar: bidrag till dokumentationen av hällmålningar2002In: Studier i Regional arkeologi, ISSN 1650-1993, no 2, p. 119-129Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    En brandgrav från äldre bronsålder: arkeologisk undersökning av stensättning på gravfältet Raä 77 i Röbäck, Umeå socken och kommun,Västerbottens län. Seminariegrävningen 20072009Report (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    En skadad hög från vikingatid och nyupptäckta boplatsspår från förromersk järnålder: arkeologiska undersökningarvid Raä 36 i Stige, Indal socken, Sundsvalls kommun, Medelpad2010Report (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Fem Norrland: om norrländska regioner och deras interaktion2007In: Arkeologi i Norr, ISSN 0284-558x, no 10, p. 153-180Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Folkvandringstida kammargravar: några omtolkningsförslag av Evebö- och Snartemogravarna2011In: Viking, ISSN 0332-608X, Vol. LXXIV, p. 103-118Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Fångstgropar, vad är det?2011In: Hembygden - Ångermanlands & Medelpads hembygdsförbund, ISSN 1100-0554, no 4, p. 8-9Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28.
    Ramqvist, Per H.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Gene: on the origin, function and development of sedentary Iron Age settlement in northern Sweden1983Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis deals with questions concerning the sedentary settlement in central Norrland: its origins, function and development. This type of settlement appears at the start of our calendar. The material comprises an almost fully excavated farmstead from the Early Iron Age (1-600 A.D.), situated on Genesmon in the parish of Själevad, northern Ångermanland. Particular stress has been put on the description of the individual structures and on questions concerning the construction and room-division of the houses. The farm's resource utilization, handicrafts and development are also analysed and discussed.The basic material for the thesis has been obtained through archaeological excavations. To a limited degree a comparative method has been used with regard to the form and content of the farm settlement. In addition data has been extracted from the presence, distribution and species of carbonized seeds, which were collected from post-holes, hearths and other features in and around the nine house foundations found hitherto.Contrary to the views of previous research, the results show that even northern Ångermanland obtained sedentary settlement at about the same time as Hälsingland and Medelpad. With regard to the origin of this settlement a critical examination is made of previous research, which has largely been in agreement that it was a result of colonization from the Mälar Valley. Some circumstances are presented which can be interpreted rather as internal development under influence. The settlement on the excavated site at Gene consists of a farmstead, with a three-aisled long-house and smaller three-aisled houses nearby with special functions. The number of small houses increases with time. Only a few remnants of dividing walls have been encountered. Room analyses show that the long-house was probably divided into six rooms or sections, each with its own function. The general layout and this room-division corresponds well with other contemporary houses in, for example, S.W. Norway and on Jutland. There are however tendencies towards regional differences. During the Migration Period both iron-forging and bronze-casting have taken place on the farm. These handicrafts were probably not carried out by professional smiths. The remains of bronze working show that relief brooches, keys, rings and pins were cast. A preliminary going-through of the literature also shows that bronze-casting was considerably more common on the Migration Period farms in Norden than one generally assumed. The farm on Genesmon is suggested to have been relocated during the 6th or 7th century A.D. Since a similar restructuring or movement of settlement can be noted over large parts of Norden during this period, the explanations for the relocation of the Gene farm must be sought in changes in a long-established inter-regional structure.

  • 29.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Geosocial diversitet under folkvandringstiden: Idéer utgående från Medelpad2012In: Arkeologi i Norr, ISSN 0284-558x, Vol. 13, p. 75-103Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The article discusses the way in which internal economic, social and religious structures and organisation during the Migration Period are reflected by archaeological remains in part of the county of Medepad, Central Norrland. The author shows that different parts of the landscape were centres for different functions within society. In four coastal valleys in close proximity in the northern part of Medelpad, each valley had its own societal profile. The Tunadal Valley may have had a judicial-religious orientation, while two of the neighbouring valleys, Ljusta and Västland, were totally different. The first exhibited a typical agrarian and the second a very aristocratic milieu. The valley of Västland contains several large mounds, including the largest in Central Norrland, and several continental imports including bronce vessels and glass objects. The northernmost valley, Timrå, had a clear military orientation.

    The author also discusses the different ways that the richer grave mounds are laid out. From the large, kingly mounds of Högom and the few others that have a diameter greater than 40 m, a wide spectrum of grave types is discussed, including those of hird-leaders, successful warriors and cult leaders.

  • 30.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Grisfest i Fröland?: nya resultat angående hög 3 i Högom, Medelpad – samt något om hög 42016In: Arkeologi i Norr, ISSN 0284-558x, Vol. 15, p. 91--118Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During the years 1949-1984 large-scale excavations were conducted at the large mound complex at Högom in Medelpad, Central Sweden. Apart from the extraordinary chamber grave in mound 2, parts of a large and unusual building were found beneath the cenotaph mound 3. This paper presents new analyses and interpretations of this buildning´s foundation, and both its political and religious significance during the late 4th century AD. It has been attacked, burnt down and several (probably three) women were trapped by the fire. At the western gable end of the feasting hall there was a podium extending between the northern and southern long walls, directly in front of a dividing wall. A high seat was placed on the podium. Many details of the Högom material were described in an extensive publication in 1992, but only preliminary osteological analysis had been completed at that time. The new analyses concern radiocarbon datings and osteological determinations of the bones found in the feasting hall, which provide very different indications of the quantities and distributions of species consumed. Among other things large numbers of pig bones were found in the feasting hall and gable room of the building, indicating that the species was exceptionally important in the feasting cult at the site. The new osteological analysis also showed that burned and unburned parts of horse skulls and teeth bones were present, but only at each side of the high seat at the end of the podium. The building is interpreted as a hall dedicated to the fertility god Frey, and the place-name Högom is thought to have been preceded by something like Fröland.

  • 31.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Hampnästoften: tradition eller förnyelse?2009In: Arkeologi i norr, ISSN 0284-558x, no 11, p. 93-114Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper deals with the old find of the thwart from Hampnäs, Själevad parish in Northern Ångermanland. Through Jakob Eklund the find spot for the thwart could be located. The thwart has been radiocarbon dated to c. 200 BC and has its almost exact paralell in the famous Hjortspring ship from Denmark. During the excavation of the supposed place for the find, we can conclude that both the character of the soil, the depth of the clay layer and the dating of organic material there, confirm Jakob Eklund´s tip. Based on the height above the present sea level and the radiocarbon dating  it can be concluded that when the ship, in which the thwart originally had been placed, were in action the sea level was c. 22 m over that of the present day. Since the find was made c. 11 m a. s. l. it means that the twart had sunk to the bottom of the sea which on this spot at that time was 11 m deep. Through an abnormal sedimenation the thoft was covered with first clay and silt and later with up to two meter sand sediments. Therefore it has been preserved.

    The last part of the aricle discusses how the thoft could appear in this northern district. Is it an heritage from the many depicted ships of the northern hunting groups or is it a result of the transition to a sedentary South Scandinavian life style during the Pre-Roman Iron Age? Both possibilities stays open until we find good examples of  Neolithic and Bronze Age ships used by the northern hunting and fishing societies

  • 32.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Kartering och registrering av lämningar på Bjarneyjar, Island2002Report (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Lokaliseringen av fyndplatsen för den s k Hampnästoften våren 20012010Report (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Mapping and registration on Bjarneyjar, Iceland2002Report (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Mittnorden under det första årtusendet e Kr: ett urval artiklar av Per H Ramqvist2005Book (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Norrländska samspel under järnåldern2012In: Människor i vikingatidens Mittnorden: Föredrag vid de Mittnordiska Arkeologidagarna i Östersund 2010 / [ed] Ove Hemmendorff, Östersund: Jamtli Förlag , 2012, p. 32-53Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Några aktuella problemställningar inom nordlig arkeologi: ett urval artiklar av Per H Ramqvist2005Book (Other academic)
  • 38. Ramqvist, Per H.
    Old Uppsala: people and powers in the shadows of the right: Vendel period, Viking Age, Middle Ages2019In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 139, no 2, p. 376-379Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Om järnålderns och medeltidens bebyggelseetableringar i norr2014In: Arkeologi i norr, ISSN 0284-558x, Vol. 14, p. 81-105Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The article presents some new ideas about the Roman Iron Age and Migration Period site at Gene in Northern Sweden. The farm is situated in the northernmost fringe of the petty kingdom of Central Norrland. The people who settled at Gene are believed to have played a major role in trade and exchange with coastal groups northwards and inland groups west- and north-westwards. The place names connected to -gene- form a hydronym complex along the River Moälven, all the way up to Lake Vetasjön. At the end of that communication route a cremation grave, without any suprastructure and dated to c. AD 550, has been excavated. It contained high class weapons including a lance, axe, arrowheads, knives and a strike-a-light stone and was located at a site with Sami hearths. The arrow heads may have been forged in the Gene smithy.

    This type of hydronym complex, with archaeological nodes at each end, is believed also to be found in other smaller river systems north of Gene. Examples of possible similarities are exemplified by the River Åbyälven with its cremation grave from the Viking Age at Njallejaur near Arvidsjaur and the late Medieval site Lappviken upstream on the River Byskeälven. The smaller forest rivers have not been much discussed in earlier research. They were, however, much less exploited by later agriculture, settlement and water plants compared to the larger mountain rivers. Therefore it may be easier to find the fragile traces of early Scandinavian traders at the mouths of the forest rivers.

  • 40.
    Ramqvist, Per H.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Om äldre gravskick i det norrländska kustområdet2017In: Arkeologi i Norr, ISSN 0284-558x, Vol. 16, p. 87-110Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The article presents some new radiocarbon dates of burnt bones found in cairns and stone-settings in Northern Sweden. The author also describes the earliest known graves in the north. The low and discreet Late Mesolithic stone-settings, with red ochre and inhumations, seem to be elements of a northern burial tradition that continued into the Neolithic Period. The latest hitherto known of these descreet stone-settings was excavated west of Umeå in Västerbotten, and was radiocarbon dated to 1750-1520 BC. However, this grave lacked the typical red ochre. During approximately the same time monumental cairns were erected along the coast of Norrland. The oldest of these were traditionally believed to have been introduced during the Early Bronze Age and contain inhumations in long stone cists, which were replaced by cremations during the Late Bronze Age. However, new radiocarbon dates from five cremations in cairns and stone-settings strongly challenge that belief, placing all in the Early Bronze Age. The cremations in cairns are not necessarily the oldest monumental stratum. The author suggests that the cairns were linked to the introduction of agricultural activities along the coast during the end of the 3rd Millennium BC.

  • 41.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Provundersökning av husgrundsterrass Raä 70:1 i Allsta, Tuna sn, Medelpad Västernorrlands län2010Report (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Rekonstruktion av undersökt gravanläggning: Raä 36:1 i Stige, Indal socken, Sundsvalls kommun, Medelpad2010Report (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Ramqvist, Per H.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Review articles: Two perspectives on Iron Age southern Scandinavia2012In: Antiquity, ISSN 0003-598X, E-ISSN 1745-1744, Vol. 86, no 332, p. 561-565Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    LOTTE HEDEAGER. Iron Age myth and materiality: an archaeology of Scandinavia AD 400–1000. xxx+ 286 pages, 93 illustrations. 2011. Abingdon: Routledge; 978-0-415-60602-8 hardback £80; 978-0-203-82971-4 e-book; 978-0-415-60604-2 paperback £24.99.

    FRANDS HERSCHEND. The Early Iron Age in South Scandinavia: social order in settlement and landscape (Uppsala University Occasional Papers in Archaeology 46). 450 pages, 124 colour & b&w illustrations. 2009. Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet; 978-91-506-2117-4 hardback.

    In this Scandinavian duet, on the earlier and later Iron Age, two distinctive voices can be heard. As Hedeager’s and Herschend’s books are both very comprehensive, I cannot give credit here to all the ideas and conclusions exposed there. Instead, I shall select interpretations which I find either good, or bad or challenging. The authors’ approaches are quite different: while Hedeager is close to the post-processual school, Herschend is . . .  Herschend.

  • 44.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Review of: Siegmar von Schnurbein, ed., Atlas der Vorgeschichte: Europa von den ersten Menschen bis Christi Geburt; Miroslav Buchvaldek, Andreas Lippert and Lubomír Košnar, eds, Archeologický Atlas Praveké Evropy / Archäologischer Atlas zur Prähistorischen Archäologie Europas2011In: European Journal of Archaeology, ISSN 1461-9571, E-ISSN 1741-2722, Vol. 14, no 1-2, p. 276-276Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Reviews: Siegmar von Schnurbein, ed., Atlas der Vorgeschichte: Europa von den ersten Menschen bis Christi Geburt; Miroslav Buchvaldek, Andreas Lippert and Lubomír Košnar, eds, Archeologický Atlas Praveké Evropy / Archäologischer Atlas zur Prähistorischen Archäologie Europas2011In: European Journal of Archaeology, ISSN 1461-9571, E-ISSN 1741-2722, Vol. 14, no 1-2, p. 276-276Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Rock art and settlement: issues of spatial order in the prehistoric rock-art of Fenno-Scandinavia2002In: European landscapes of rock-art / [ed] George Nash and Christopher Chippendale, London and New York: Routledge, 2002, p. 144-157Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Rock art in Central Norrland (Sweden): reflections in settlement territories2003In: Rock art in landscapes - landscapes in rock art / [ed] Kalle Sognnes, Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag, 2003, p. 71-84Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Saddle and bridle from Högom, Central Sweden2017In: The Sösdala Horsemen: and the equestrian elite of fifth century Europe / [ed] Charlotte Fabech & Ulf Näsman, Höjbjerg: Jutland archaeological society , 2017, p. 221-235Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Ramqvist, Per H.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
    Silverdepåer och gravhögar: genvägar till vikingatidens bebyggelse2004In: Medelpadsboken 2004, Bergforsen: Medelpads Hembygdsförbund. Sundsvall. , 2004, p. 43-68Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Ramqvist, Per H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Undersökning av boplatsspår i Gene, Raä22, Själevad sn, Örnsköldsviks kommun, Västernorrlands län: seminariegrävningen 20082010Report (Other academic)
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