Farms and villages formed a powerful and important scene for the emergence and development of cultural studies as well as post-medieval archaeology in the first half of the 20th century in Denmark. However, the present research agenda in museums and universities, and in some respect the antiquarian legislation and administrative practice, has left the post-medieval cultural heritage in a rather peculiar and to some extent neglected position. This paper will address research on post-medieval rural buildings and farms in particular and discuss the current challenges within post-medieval rural archaeology, as well as outline some suggestions for a future research agenda.
Across the North Sea. Later Historical Archaeology in Britain and Denmark, C. 1500-2000 Ad, 2012
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University of Southern Denmark Studies in History and Social Sciences