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date: 23 October 2019

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This article discusses the archaeology of Old Norse and Germanic religion. Archaeology has played varying roles in the study of Old Norse and Germanic religion. The first comprehensive investigation of Old Norse religion was made by the Danish archaeologist Henry Petersen in 1876. In many cases archaeology has been reduced to a means of illustrating phenomena already known from written documents. However, in the last decades, archaeology has begun to play a more active role in this field. Questions of temporal change, spatial and social variation, foreign influences and hybridization, as well as new aspects of mythology, cosmology, and ritual practice are all raised.

Keywords: ritual, mythology, cosmology, archaeology

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