IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 123: Are We Done Talking about Ethnicity?, I: Recent Archaeological Approaches to Identities in the North

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Marte Spangen, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, religionsvitenskap og teologi, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Ian Peter Grohse, Institutt for historie, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitetet
Paper 123-aThe Archaeology of Ethnicity in the Far North: From Ethnic Groups and Boundaries to Hybridity - And Back?
(Language: English)
Marte Spangen, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, religionsvitenskap og teologi, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitet
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - General
Paper 123-bFood Culture in Medieval Sápmi: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Heterogeneous Cultural Landscape of Northern Fennoscandia in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Markus Fjellström, Historia- kulttuuri- ja viestintätieteiden tutkimusyksikkö Oulun Yliopisto / Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur Stockholms Universitet
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - General
Paper 123-cThe Sámi and the Reindeer: Human-Animal Relationships as a South Sámi Identity Marker
(Language: English)
Jostein Bergstøl, Kulturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - General
Abstract

The ethnic and cultural diversity of northern Fennoscandia, in the past and today, has occasioned a thorough debate over several decades about the concept and complexity of ethnicity and other forms of identity, and their expressions in various source materials. Emphasising the intricacies of defining identities based on archaeological material, this session presents some past and current approaches to questions of ethnic affiliation and borders in medieval archaeology in the North.