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Böten, Signalen och Branden: Att undersöka förutsättningarna för signalsystem med hjälp av GIS och ortnamn
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Beacon, the Signal and the Fire : To explore the conditions of signal systems using GIS and placenames (English)
Abstract [en]

Scandinavia is famous for their Viking ships and their raids during the 9th century. However, the Scandinavian society was widely divided between the ruling forces. There are a lot of evidence for conflicts within the Viking world, with both written sources, stories and archaeological records speaking for it. As the ship, and travel by water, was one of the most efficient ways of travelling, widely used within all of Iron Age Scandinavia, this paper seeks to explore the possibilities of a maritime defense system within the central Viking society using place names and GIS. Uppland, as one of the most influential areas in Scandinavian Iron Age, hosting sites as Vendel and Gamla Uppsala, the use and need of a maritime defense would have been, due to the risk of conflict, vital.

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2018. , p. 75
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GIS, Beacon, Viewshed, Visual communication, Maritime defence, Place names
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351864OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-351864DiVA, id: diva2:1221540
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Available from: 2018-06-20 Created: 2018-06-20 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved

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