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Nio individer från Västra farleden: en osteologisk analys av nio individer från medeltida Västergarn, Gotland
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Nine individuals from West channel : an osteological analysis of nine individuals from medieval Västergarn on Gotland (English)
Abstract [en]

Osteological examinations were executed on nine mediaeval individuals from Västergarn, Gotland, with the main aim to increase the knowledge about the people who lived there during the Middle Ages. A further aim was to compare the results from this study with other populations from the same time period, which in this case was the "Bonegathering" from Västergarn as well as previous osteological results from Sigtuna and Västerhus. Archaeological excavations have been occurring in Västergarn since 1971 and are still occurring in an educational purpose, for students of Gotland University. The age distribution of the individuals showed ages from 2 years old up to 44 years, with five adults and four children. The gender distribution show approximately five women and one man. A significant observation was made from the presence of caries and calculus, which can be observed in that some had more calculus then caries. Examples of the skeletal changes that occurred during the examinations was Schmorl`s noder, cribra orbitalia and inflammations. The comparison between other populations showed no obvious difference.

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2011. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
Västergarn, Gotland, mediaeval, difference, similarities, skeletal changes
National Category
Archaeology Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1058OAI: diva2:435527
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-08-22 Created: 2011-08-18 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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