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The ship as symbol in the prehistory of Scandinavia and Southeast Asia

Ballard, Christopher; Bradley, Richard; Myhre, Lise Nordenborg


The ship is the dominant element in the visual culture of the South Scandinavian Bronze Age, appearing in several different media, including rock carvings, decorated metalwork and above-ground monuments. Discussion has divided between those scholars who interpret this imagery in terms of long-distance exchange networks and those who emphasize its more local significance, including its deployment in mortuary ritual. A strikingly similar system is identified in Southeast Asia and part of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: World Archaeology


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