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microrobert
01-29-2013, 12:34 PM
Pottery grave goods tell us about life

Tableware dating from the Roman period demonstrates a new view of death, where the ritualised feasting culture of the elite is brought into the hereafter.

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Pottery grave goods dating from the Late Roman period (200-400 AD)


The use of pottery in East Norwegian graves dating from the late Iron Age has been the subject of research work conducted by Christian L. Rødsrud at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.

"I wanted to look at complete vessels, not shards, and view their use in connection with people's mythical conceptions and the broader developments in society," he says.

The period that Rødsrud studies extends from 500 BC to 575 AD.

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