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From Grandmother's Shears to the Shield of Achilles: A Look at the European Dimension of the Finnish Folk Culture

Eero Jarva

Published: 2003/12/01

Abstract

The author explores the earliest historical and archaeological record of shears, and uses his findings to discuss how an examination of historical period and Iron Age material culture from wide parts of central, Eastern and Southern Europe might help to answer questions about the origins of Finnish material culture and ethnicity.