Animal Teeth in a Late Mesolithic Woman's Grave, Reconstructed as a Rattling Ornament on a Baby Pouch

Riitta Rainio, Annemies Tamboer

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliAmmatillinen

Abstrakti

In one of the Late Mesolithic graves at Skateholm, Sweden, dating from 5500–4800 BC, were buried a woman together with a newborn baby. Altogether 32 perforated wild boar (Sus scrofa) teeth and traces of red ochre pigment were found in this grave as well. These were interpreted by us as a rattling ornament decorating a baby pouch of leather coloured with red ochre. We made an experimental reconstruction and found out that the teeth function well as a rattle when moving the carrier. The reconstruction currently is on display in the European Music Archaeology Project’s travelling exhibition on archaeological instruments.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiEXARC journal digest
Numero1
Sivut6-10
Sivumäärä5
ISSN2212-523X
TilaJulkaistu - huhtikuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiD1 Artikkeli ammattilehdessä

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