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Lilla huset på Jæren: Makrofossilanalyser av prover från en möjlig silversmejda
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Little house on the Jæren : Macrofossil analysis of samples from a potential silversmithy (English)
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis explores the agricultural landscape in southwestern Norway during the Viking Age. Based on macrofossil samples from the site Sømme in Rogaland fylke the prehistoric use of cultivated and non-cultivated plants are analysed and compared to previous studies and the state of knowledge. The thesis also investigates the potential social status of the site Sømme, the silversmithy and the smith. The results suggest Hulled barley (Hordeum vulgare) was cultivated nearby based on charred seeds found in postholes of the house. Nitrogen demanding plants, such as Fat-hen (Chenopodium album), were also found, which suggests an agricultural practise that involved manuring. The social status of Sømme and the silversmith is likely to have been quite high. People in graves with smithy tools in Norway are considered to have held a high social status. In Joa, close to Sømme, is one such grave. The smith has most likely been in direct contact with the ruling class when crafting jewellery.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 53
Keywords [sv]
Silversmedja, makrofossil, Euphorbia helioscopia, Jæren, Rogaland, vikingatiden, smed, smedens sociala ställning
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-144322DiVA, id: diva2:1179246
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Arkeologisk museum i Stavanger
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Archaeology
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Archeology
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