The Indo-European Roots of the Ancient Scandinavian Horse Sacrifice

  • Datum: –16.00
  • Plats: Via Zoom
  • Föreläsare: Anders Kaliff, professor i arkeologi, Uppsala universitet
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)
  • Kontaktperson: Astrid Sörbom
  • Seminarium

Seminarium som arrangeras inom ramen för forskningsprojektet "LAMP-Languages and Myths in Prehistory". Seminariet hålls på engelska och följs av en frågestund.


Indo-European horse sacrifice is one of the world’s most ancient, enduring and widespread traditions. It is possible to trace parts of the practice across large parts of Europe and Central Asia in the period ca. 2100 bc - 1900 ad, albeit in culturally specific and changing forms. Moreover, the tradition also impacted social developments in many spheres, because this cosmogonic ritual embodied world views that affected most other spheres of lives and living.

This paper analyzes Indo-European tradition of horse sacrifice in a 4000-year historic context, from the Sintashta culture in Russia in the east to historical Scandinavia in the west.

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