The Sheep People - The Ontology of Making Lives, Building Homes and Forging Herds in Early Bronze Age Norway - Kristin Armstrong Oma

The Sheep People - The Ontology of Making Lives, Building Homes and Forging Herds in Early Bronze Age Norway - Kristin Armstrong Oma

Three-aisled Houses in Early Bronze Age Rogaland: Who were the Household Members?

The Sheep People - The Ontology of Making Lives, Building Homes and Forging Herds in Early Bronze Age Norway - Kristin Armstrong Oma

Kristin Armstrong Oma [+-]
University of Stavanger
Dr. Kristin Armstrong Oma is Associate Professor and Head of Research at the University of Stavanger, Archaeological museum (2013-present). She is an archaeologist and holds a PhD in archaeology from the University of Southampton (2002-2004), and a postdoctoral fellowship in archaeology from the University of Oslo (2010-2013). Previously, she was a junior lecturer in the department of archaeology at the University of Oslo, and has also participated in a wide range of archaeological fieldwork. Her research is situated in-between archaeology and human-animal studies. In her scholarly work she actively engages in arenas of archaeology and also of interdisciplinary human-animal studies arenas. She has published extensively on the relationships between humans and animals in the past, and she was guest editor of a Society and Animals special issue on archaeology, as well as co-editor of a World Archaeology volume called Humans and Animals.

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In chapter 4, the archaeological material is presented. First, general Northern European trends and common interpretations are discussed, followed by an detailed discussion of the Early Bronze Age houses from Rogaland. The archaeological sites are presented and architectural traits are discussed. Palaeobotanical evidence is presented, which shows that the landscape was modified to facilitate large-scale grazing. The faunal data is scant, but shows that sheep/goats were the dominant species, followed by pigs. Cattle are not present. This trend is comparable with the rich faunal remains from a midden by a rock shelter further north. The data suggests that sheep became the dominant domestic species in the Early Bronze Age in this area.

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Armstrong Oma, Kristin. Three-aisled Houses in Early Bronze Age Rogaland: Who were the Household Members?. The Sheep People - The Ontology of Making Lives, Building Homes and Forging Herds in Early Bronze Age Norway. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 51-94 Jun 2018. ISBN 9781781792513. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26514. Date accessed: 19 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26514. Jun 2018

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