Exhibitions

Siedler, Söldner und Piraten – Chauken und Sachsen im Bremer Raum

[Settlers, Soldiers and Pirates – Chauci and Saxones in the Region of Bremen]

7. March – 14. May 2000
Focke-Museum Bremen

Within this exhibition several archaeozoological exhibits were included I assisted with. Animal bones from the excavations Bremen-Arsten and Bremen-Habenhausen 1983 were exhibited. The different representation and economic value of the species (horse, pig, cattle, sheep / goat) was highlighted by separating them in show cases showing the percentage of each species found. The special relationship of the Saxons to horses was demonstrated by a horse burial. A well from Bremen-Huchting contained the skull of a horse and other slaughtering refuse. An early medieval lire with a string holder made of bone reconstructed after an artefact from the Frisian terp mound Teerns (The Netherlands).was exhibited (Tamboer 1999, 60-61, 74) together with a comparable string holder from Bremen.

Flyer (pdf 1,7 MB)
Poster (pdf 900 kB)

Exhibition catalogue
Bischop, Dieter (2000): Siedler, Söldner und Piraten – Chauken und Sachsen im Bremer Raum, Bremer Archäologische Blätter Beiheft 2, Bremen

References
Krull, Peter (2000): Die Tierknochen aus Bremen-Arsten und Bremen-Habenhausen. in: Bischop, Dieter (ed.): Siedler, Söldner und Piraten – Chauken und Sachsen im Bremer Raum, Bremer Archäologische Blätter Beiheft 2, 109-118, Bremen
Küchelmann, Hans Christian (2000): Artbestimmung der Tierknochenfunde der Grabung Bremen-Arsten und Bremen-Habenhausen 1983 für die Ausstellung “Siedler, Söldner und Piraten – Chauken und Sachsen im Bremer Raum” (Focke Museum Bremen 7. 3. – 14. 5. 2000), Bericht an die Landesarchäologie Bremen, Bremen

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