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Odödliga monument: Återanvändning av megalitgravar
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Immortal monuments : Reuse of megalithic tombs (English)
Abstract [en]

Megalithic tombs that originally date back to the early to mid-neolithic are the oldest preserved monument that can be found in Scandinavia. The act of raising big stone structures for the dead shows that the monuments where build to last through time. Prehistoric people from different time periods have reused these monuments on different locations all over Europe. This paper focuses on the monuments in Sweden and it shows that the reuse of megalithic monuments appears in all regions where these monuments can be found. The different reasons to why people wanted to reuse these monuments are also discussed. The paper proposes that the reasons are religious and political. Political the monuments can give inheritance rights which granted land rights among other things. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Megalithic monument, Reuse, Neolithic, Bone deposit, Ancestral
Keyword [sv]
Megalitiska monument, Återanvändning, Neolitisk, Ben depå, förfäder.
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-325166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-325166DiVA: diva2:1113384
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Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-21 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved

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