Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
De dödsdömdas hälsa: En studie av de dödsdömdas hälsa från två avrättningsplatser på Gotland
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The health of the doomed : A study of the executed’s health from two executional sites on Gotland. (English)
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis covers two executional sites on the island of Gotland with focus on the palaepathology among the executed individuals. The aim is to see which pathological changes that occured most often and if they have any correlation between these and these individuals socioeconomic status. To achieve this the author has examined the bones from Galgberget to identify apparent pathological changes on long bones, vertebrates, maxillaries and mandibles. I have also compared the bones from Galgberget with previous analyses from the other executional site in Grötlingbo parish.

The most common pathological change that became identified were osteophytes, arthritis and a couple of oral pathologies like calculus and cavities. Osteophytes and arthritis do share a comparability since they both are derived from osteoarthritis which is a denegerative joint disease. Calculus and cavities also share smiliarities, due to the fact that cavities is the first stage before it becomes calculus. No other pathological similarities were found among the two sites. Although the appearances of Schmorl’s nodes were significantly large among the bone assembly from Galgberget. Schmorl’s nodes is a vertebral lesion that may occur in all ages and have different causes. Other common pathological changes identified from Galgberget were skeletal anomalies and enthesopathies. Smiliar to Schmorls nodes, enthesopathy have different causes and often show in a relation to heavy physical work.

It can be concluded that the presence of Schmorl’s nodes, skeletal anomalies, enthesopathy and osteophytes do share an equivalence with each other, when you think about how you get these pathological changes in life.

With further studies regarding the material from Galgberget, the view of the people who were executed there may have a real potential to change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Galgberget, osteology, osteoarchaeology, archaeology, palaeopathology, executional sites
National Category
History and Archaeology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-386154OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-386154DiVA, id: diva2:1327063
Subject / course
Osteology (HGO)
Educational program
International Archaeology Programme with osteological orientation (HGO)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-06-19 Created: 2019-06-19 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1654 kB)18 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1654 kBChecksum SHA-512
ddb3f2b9513fdb99ca6f941f7b01f314a6799cdeb2681d19f880be6f19f989fd839213347b3a2f7a6cc37c994df7e912791c10f8f7f16be8f6a1b61b583ae0c1
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
History and Archaeology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 18 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 48 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf