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Revisiting the <Egtvedt girl>

Chapter in book
Authors Sophie Bergerbrant
Published in Arkeologi og kulturhistorie fra norskekysten til Østersjøen. Festskrift til professor Birgitta Berglund / Editors Ragnhild Berge & Merete Moe Henriksen
Pages 18-39
ISBN 978-82-8305-067-7
ISSN 1501-6099
Publisher Museumsforlaget
Place of publication Trondheim
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Historical Studies
Pages 18-39
Language en
Keywords Denmark, Mobility, gender, Bronze Age
Subject categories Archaeology, Archaeology, North European


This article revisits the so-called Egtved girl grave. It discusses the archaeological context of the new scientific results presented in a recent article by Karin Frei and her co-authors (2015), and assesses the available evidence for clues and insights into her possible area of origin. It compares the new strontium isotope results from a wide range of organic remains analysed by Frei et al. (2015) with artefacts found in the grave, and considers whether the artefacts can help us identify her area of origin. In this article it is suggested that she may have originated in south-eastern Sweden or Rogaland in Norway, but strontium isotope baselines for both Norway and Sweden are needed before a more secure conclusion of her area of origin may be drawn.

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