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

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

11. Spreading Ideas: Late Bronze Age Face-urn Burials across Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea

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

Jutta Kneisel [+-]
University of Kiel
Jutta Kneisel is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory at Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel and the Johanna-Mestorf Academy. She studied in Berlin and Bergen and nished her PhD at the Free University of Berlin. She works now in different projects concerning Bronze Age settlements (Bruszczewo) and burial sites (Smoszew, Bredenbek). Address for correspondence: Johanna-Mestorf-Academy, Christian-Albrechts-Universita?t zu Kiel, Leibnizstraße 3, 24108 Kiel, Germany. Email: jutta.kneisel@ufg.uni-kiel.de

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In her study of Late Bronze Age face-urn burials from a vast area covering present- day Denmark, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Italy, Jutta Kneisel is asking a fundamental question—whether material similarities are due to colonisation or exchange. She explains the strong similarities in the renderings of faces between individual areas as the result of intensive social interaction between groups, or between groups and individuals, in which the burial rite was adopted and transferred in an interpretative process and then found its respective regional expressions. The fact that these burial customs are coupled with regions rich in natural resources like amber and salt suggests that there were supra-regional ‘centres’ engaged in long-distance contact.

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Kneisel, Jutta . 11. Spreading Ideas: Late Bronze Age Face-urn Burials across Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea. Comparative Perspectives on Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 219-233 Dec 2016. ISBN 9781781790489. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24609. Date accessed: 21 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24609. Dec 2016

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