Tiina Väre

Tiina Väre
University of Oulu · Department of Archaeology

Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science (Econ.)

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Publications (22)
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In mid‐18th‐century Sweden, the newly enhanced census records revealed higher‐than‐expected infant mortality rates in certain regions of the kingdom. This convinced contemporary elite men of common women deliberately refusing to breastfeed out of vanity and lack of care. One of the worst regions in terms of infant mortality was the province of Ostr...
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We explore breastfeeding practices among low-income families in the late 18th to early 19th-century town of Rauma in Southwestern Finland. The breastfeeding practices in the area of the current nation of Finland (at the time belonging to first Sweden and then Russia) had been under debate. While in certain regions artificial infant feeding was comm...
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Kallio-Seppä, T., Lipkin, S., Tranberg, A., Väre, T. & Moilanen, U. 2022. Introduction. In Search of the Unusual in Early Modern and Modern Burial Traditions. In: Unusual Death and Memorialization. Burial, Space, and Memory in the Post-Medieval North, edited by T. Kallio-Seppä, S. Lipkin, T. Väre, U. Moilanen & A. Tranberg. pp. 1-18. Berghahn Books...
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Kallio-Seppä, T., Lipkin, S., Väre, T., Moilanen, U. & Tranberg, A. 2022. Unusual Death and Memorialization - Burial, Space, and Memory in the Post-Medieval North. Berghahn Books, New York & Oxford.
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We report a plausible case of partial postmortem fetal extrusion dating to the turn of the 19th century. A fetal skull protruded from the obstetric canal of the partially mummified remains of an adult woman buried in a private burial chapel in Vihti, South Finland. The fetal size implies the mother having died during the early third trimester of he...
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Natural mummification occurs in various favorable conditions. Cold environments have produced mummified human remains in northern Finland. These remains buried under the church floors mummified naturally probably through a process resembling freeze-drying. This chapter explores the conditions that led to the mummification of dozens and potentially...
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Vicar Nikolaus Rungius’s (ca. 1560–1629) mummified remains have been the subject of research that has provided a wide variety of information on his life. This article examines the ways Rungius’s health and lifestyle highlight his status as a vicar, and this status is visible in his burial and funerary clothing. He was a relatively large man for his...
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The 17th–19th century burial materials from northern Ostrobothnia are studied in order to consider the value, origin and meaning of textiles especially in child burials. The focus is on the preservation, quality and dyes of burial textiles unearthed at the yard of Oulu Cathedral as well as the clothes of the mummified bodies currently under the flo...
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Vertebral fractures and other back problems represent a major, increasing worldwide health problem. This has increased the need to better understand the reasons behind this phenomenon. In addition to a reduction in bone mineral density and overall size of the vertebral body, research has indicated a possible association between the shape of the end...
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Anatomical stature estimation methods reconstruct stature for skeletal specimens by adding up the heights of skeletal elements contributing to stature. In addition, these estimations factor in a certain amount of soft tissue known as "soft tissue correction". Our study focuses on the relationship between living stature and one of the major soft tis...
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We report possibly the oldest evidence of gynecomastia in mummified human remains. Computed tomography was performed on the mummified remains of an early 17th century Northern Finnish vicar. The examination of the scans revealed large bilateral subareolar irregular masses resembling female mammary glands. The nearly septuagenarian vicar appears to...
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Priestly burials under North-Ostrobothnian Finnish church floors – Case studies from the 14th to 18th centuries Into the early 19th century, members of the highest classes in Finland were customarily buried beneath church floors. Throughout Finland, and particularly in northern Finland, a number of these church burials have preserved in excellent...
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This chapter focuses on Scandinavia, Finland, and adjacent regions of Northwest Russia (Karelia and the Kola Peninsula). Urbanization commenced relatively late in Scandinavia and Finland. The chapter examines temporal trends in body size and shape within Scandinavia and Finland across all time periods, followed by comparisons with other Europeans a...
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Mummified human remains have been preserved in the cool, well-ventilated crypts of old Finnish churches, which were popular burial sites among the elite of the early modern period. Here, the authors present the results of a computed tomography study of the remains of an early 17th-century vicar of Keminmaa. They examined the preservation of his rem...
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Abstract The custom of burying deceased members of the elite beneath church floors was common in 17th–18th-century Finland. This practice is responsible for the mummification of the remains of an early 17th-century vicar of Kemi parish, Nikolaus Rungius. Computed tomography performed on his remains revealed a possible tuberculous infection in his s...
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Several studies have demonstrated age-related changes in vertebral dimensions. Vertebral size has been reported to increase among elderly adults, with periosteal apposition resulting in increased cross-sectional area (CSA) of the vertebral corpus combined with reduction in bone mineral density. These changes in CSA are observed to be sex-specific,...
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El objetivo del estudio es considerar la aparición de cribra orbitalia en relación con la malaria entre los siglos XV y XVI en Ii Hamina. Los cráneos de 102 esqueletos recuperados en la excavación de 2009 en el cementerio de la antigua iglesia de Puerto de Ii fueron examinados para estudiar la cribra orbitalia. Estas lesiones fueron interpretadas c...

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This project regenerates archaeological childhood studies through examining childhood between 1500 and 1900. The most challenging questions are related to the socialization of children as well as finding children's own voices in the Finnish archaeological materials from burials and school sites, as well as probate inventories, mill, and school records. These will be approached through application of theories of emotions and performance. Bioanthropological analysis reveals the nutrition and health of the past children and stable isotope analysis enable discussion of breastfeeding patterns. These provide starting point for considering past parenthood.
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This interdisciplinary project studied Post-Medieval northern Finnish churches, their cultural heritage and under-church-floor burials.