Hvorfor Hundorp? Nytt lys på gudbrandsættens maktsenter

Bidragets oversatte titel: Hvorfor Hundorp? Nyt lys på gudbrandsættens magtsenter

Ingar M. Gundersen, Arne Anderson Stamnes , Henriette Aasen, Krzysztof Kiersnowski, Anna McLoghlin, Rebecca Cannell, Stian Stø Dorum

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Hundorp is considered one of the most important Viking Age sites in inland Eastern Norway. However, our knowledge of the site is blurred by a mix of fact, fiction, and folklore, and little is known regarding its development and role in the overall power dynamics of the time. In this article, we present a whole new body of antiquarian, geophysical, and archaeological proxies, including the latest pagan burial documented so far in the region, and discuss its relevance in the wider socio-political picture. We argue that its role as an assembly site might go back to the Roman Iron Age, and that monumental burials continued right up to Christianization in the early 11th century. As the site lacks rich finds assemblages, Hundorp contrasts other contemporary power centres, and may have held other functions that are best understood within a wider framework of trade and power relations in the Late Iron Age.
Bidragets oversatte titelHvorfor Hundorp? Nyt lys på gudbrandsættens magtsenter
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)147-180
Antal sider34
StatusUdgivet - 17 nov. 2023
Udgivet eksterntJa