This anthology contains contributions from a workshop on ideas of possession and ownership in archaeology held by the Postdoctoral Archaeology Group (PAG) in the Stockholm Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.

Papers explore the breadth of ownership in archaeological interpretations, from a tight sense of conferring certain rights and responsibilities, to a mechanism by which identity and values are transferred between persons and objects, to a broader sense of belonging to a group, period, or place. Topics range from Iron Age tattooing to Viking social valuables, from Roman taste to Anglo-Saxon grave robbery, and from Bronze Age rock art to modern folk rituals.

The volume includes a comment by Professor Chris Gosden, University of Oxford, who also acted as workshop discussant.