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Trojaborgarnas dolda agenda: En övergripande beskrivning av trojaborgar i Sverige och en jämförelse av olika teorier om trojaborgarnas funktion
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 Hidden Agenda of the Troy Towns (English)
Abstract [en]

A Troy Town is a labyrinth either built of stones or made of turf. They can be found in northern Europe, especially in Scandinavia. The number of Troy Towns in Sweden is outstanding. They are around 400. Most of them are situated on the coast but there are still approximatly 80 inland about 20 of which are located on ancient burial grounds from both bronze and iron age. The Troy Towns in Sweden are mostly marked with round circles of stones, the size of human skulls, and placed directly on the ground. The entrance of a Troy Town is often formed as a cross. There are some turf labyrinths left in Denmark, England and Germany but most of them are overgrown by grass and can no longer be seen. The Troy Towns are hard to date. Away from the coast one can examine their contexts whilst along the coast lichenometry and the sea level may be used to determine the age of them. There are different ways to describe the purpose of them depending on what period they belong to and where they are situated. Researchers do not agree on all the theories and many of them are based on older explanations. Still new theories appear. My purpose apart from describing the Troy Towns is to examine and compare the theories and to evaluate their plausibility.

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2019. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Troy town, labyrinth, stones, turf, northern Europe, situated, the coast, sea level, inland, hard to date, contexts, describe, compare, theories, evaluate, plausibility
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History and Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-390442DiVA, id: diva2:1341702
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Archaeology
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2019-05-27, Sal 2-0024, Engelska parken, Uppsala univeritet, Inst för arkeologi och antik historia, Box 626, 751 26, Uppsala, 11:15 (Swedish)
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Uppsatsen ventilerad 2019-05-27

Uppsatsen godkänd 2019-06-12

Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-08-22Bibliographically approved

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