Soapstone in the North. Quarries, Products and People 7000 BC - AD 1700
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This book addresses soapstone use in Norway and the North Atlantic region, including Greenland. Although the majority of the papers deal with the Iron Age and Middle Ages, the book spans the Mesolithic to the early modern era. It deals with themes related to quarries, products and associated people and institutions in a broad context. Recent years have seen a revival of basic archaeological and geological research into the procurement and use of stone resources. With its authors drawn from the fields of archaeology, geosciences and traditional crafts, this anthology reflects cross-disciplinary work born of this revival.
PublisherUniversity of Bergen
SubjectSoapstoneSteatiteProvenanceQuarriesViking AgeStone AgeMiddle AgesIron AgeCraftMuli-disciplinaryMaterial cultureArchaeologyGeologyChurchesMonasteriesEtnicitySocial identityMesolithicFishing tackleHousehold objects
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