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Bone, antlers and pelts in the North

Contact and trade with the Sámi people in the North included goods made from pelts, and deer and elk antlers for making combs. The literary sources tell of ”trading expeditions” up in the Arctic areas where the Sámi people were taxed.

Objects made of whalebone and walrus tusk, along with a bone from a polar bear found in the middle parts of Sweden, may be the results of such expeditions.

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Bone

  Bone

Bear claws

  Bear claws

Fox bones

  Fox bones

Antler waste

  Antler waste

Smoothing board

  Smoothing board

Whale bone

  Whale bone

Wolf claw

  Wolf claw

Pine marten bones

  Pine marten bones

Pine marten bones

  Pine marten bones

Squirrel bones

  Squirrel bones

Whale bone

  Whale bone

Handle

  Handle

Smoothing board

  Smoothing board

Dice

  Dice

Gaming pieces

  Gaming pieces

Soap-stone pot

  Soap-stone pot

Gaming piece

  Gaming piece

Gaming piece

  Gaming piece

Wolverine bone

  Wolverine bone