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Ett barockt borrehuvud från Uppåkra
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
2010 (Swedish)In: Från romartida skalpeller till senvikingatida urnesspännen: nya materialstudier från Uppåkra / [ed] Birgitta Hårdh, Lund: Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens historia, Lunds universitet , 2010, 235-246 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

During the metal detector surveys of the 1990s, a little bronze head emerged from the soil of Uppåkra, bearing a strong resemblance to a popular cartoon rodent. Back then, no one would have suspected it to be of great significance, since archaeologists know similar motifs from Borre style. However, thanks to news agencies around the world, the Uppåkra head acquired international stardom as a “Viking Age Mickey Mouse”. Recently, “Mickey” has also started a new career as logotype of popular archaeology in Uppåkra. Considering this degree of popularity, an investigation into the original function is overdue. Nevertheless, the final answer is still concealed behind a curtain of corrosion.

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Lund: Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens historia, Lunds universitet , 2010. 235-246 p.
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Acta archaeologica Lundensia. Series in 8o, ISSN 0065-0994 ; 61
Keyword [en]
Metalwork, Dress adornment, Uppåkra, Methodology, Viking art, Archaeology, Animal Art, Viking ornament
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180506ISBN: 978-91-89578-33-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180506DiVA: diva2:550652
Available from: 2012-09-11 Created: 2012-09-07 Last updated: 2012-09-11Bibliographically approved

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