Frameworks for an Archaeology of the Body
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One of the richest prehistoric resources available to archaeology are the rock carvings of the county of Goteborgs och Bohuslän, situated on the west coast of Sweden and extending from the city of Göteborg to the Norwegian border. Representations of the human figure make up the second most common representational motif found in the rock carvings, and the county has the highest proportion and absolute number of human figures of all areas with prehistoric art in northern Europe. The two major studies of the rock carvings of Bohuslän - J. Nordbladh and U. Bertilsson - are both preoccupied with the place of the carvings in the landscape and the co-occurrence of the different classes of motif on the panels. Nordbladh has also discussed the occurrence of armed figures in the rock carvings of Kville hundred.