Comparative Perspectives on Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration - Lene Melheim

Comparative Perspectives on Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration - Lene Melheim

Comparative Perspectives on Past Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration -- An Introduction

Comparative Perspectives on Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration - Lene Melheim

Lene Melheim [+-]
University of Gothenburg
Lene Melheim is an archaeologist and Section Manager at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Her background is at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo, where she undertook research and teaching 2001−2012. Melheim held a postdoctoral position at the University of Gothenburg 2012−2015. Her research covers a number of topics in Bronze Age archaeology, in particular systems of distribution, mobility, craft and technology, metal production, metal trade and cosmology. Address for correspondence: Department of Archaeology, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway. Email a.l.melheim@khm.uio.no
Håkon Glørstad [+-]
University of Oslo
Håkon Glørstad is Professor in archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. His research covers Stone Age archaeology of Scandinavia, archaeological epistemology and cultural heritage management. Glørstad has been leading or supervising several large scale excavations in Norway and research projects in Stone Age archaeology. He is currently the museum director at the Museum of Cultural History.
Zanette Tsigaridas Glørstad [+-]
University of Oslo
Zanette Tsigaridas Glørstad is Associate Professor in archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Her area of research and publications cover a number of topics in Early and Late Iron Age archaeology, in particular burial rituals, settlement patterns, identity formations and cross-cultural interaction. Address for correspondence: Department of Archaeology, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway. Email: a.z.t.glorstad@khm.uio.no

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Overview of volume's scope and contents. The volume springs from two events. One was the session ‘Moving on—colonization as a social process’, organised by Håkon Glørstad, Jarmo Kankaanpää and Ole Grøn at the European Association of Archaeologists conference in Helsinki in September 2012. The other was a conference in Oslo in December 2012, ‘Past mirrors: interaction and integration in the North Sea region in the Bronze and Viking ages’, which was held jointly by the Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology and the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, organised by Zanette Glørstad and Lene Melheim. Both sessions encouraged theoretical and methodological discussion about the effects and conditions of human mobility, and the material aspects of cultural encounters in past contexts, prehistoric as well as historical. The authors of the current volume have been invited to share their viewpoints and observations on the viability of cross-period perspectives, as well as on the future of the use of anthropological and historical analogies in archae- ology. The outcome of using such a wide spectrum of perspectives is commented upon in an epilogue by a prudent advocate of comparative methodologies, Matthew Spriggs. The volume is divided into three parts: (1) Colonisation, examining how to approach and understand various processes of colonisation in prehistory and history; (2) Maritime Interaction, focusing on the maritime environment and the signi cance of the sea as both a physical obstacle and a highway, as well as a mental and ideological threshold; (3) Cultural Integration, explored as a topic in the wake of migrations or as an aspect of societies with a strong maritime focus.

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Melheim, Lene ; Glørstad, Håkon ; Glørstad, Zanette . Comparative Perspectives on Past Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration -- An Introduction. Comparative Perspectives on Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-15 Dec 2016. ISBN 9781781790489. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24596. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24596. Dec 2016

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