Price, Neil

Price, Neil – Archaeologist whose exhaustive analysis of Norse–Saami relations in The Viking Way (2002) indicates that there was much creative cultural exchange. In particular, Price attends to the practice of seidr and the way in which a number of burials of Saami and Norse, which themselves disrupt gender and cultural boundaries, may be interpreted as practitioners of seidr—that is, as shamans.

SOURCE:

Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

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