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

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Rainio , R & Tamboer , A 2018 , ' Animal Teeth in a Late Mesolithic Woman’s Grave, Reconstructed as a Rattling Ornament on a Baby Pouch ' , EXARC journal , no. 1 . < https://exarc.net/issue-2018-1/ea/animal-teeth-late-mesolithic-womans-grave-reconstructed-rattling-ornament-baby-pouch >

Title: Animal Teeth in a Late Mesolithic Woman’s Grave, Reconstructed as a Rattling Ornament on a Baby Pouch
Author: Rainio, Riitta; Tamboer, Annemies
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Archaeology

Date: 2018
Language: eng
Belongs to series: EXARC journal
ISSN: 2212-8956
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/328364
Abstract: 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.
Subject: 615 History and Archaeology
Experimental archaeology
Tooth pendants
6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
Sound archaeology
History of musical instruments
Rattles
Music archaeology
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