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Fornborgar: en studie med fokus på Hallands fornborgar
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Hill forts : a study with focus on Halland's hill forts (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay concerns the hill forts in Halland. The hill forts in Halland haven’t been archaeologically examined and they haven’t been studied as well as hill forts in other parts of Sweden. The focus of this essay is to determine the use of the hill forts in Halland.  Comparative studies will be made between Halland’s hill forts and the hill forts of Bohuslän and the hill forts of the Eastern part of Sweden.

The results of the research have yielded that the hill forts in Halland strongly reminiscent of the hill forts in Bohuslän when it comes to the positioning in the landscape, as well as the general appearance of the hill forts. There are remains of houses in some of the hill forts in Bohuslän. Because of the similarities with the hill forts in Bohuslän, there is a possibility that there have been houses on top of the hill forts in Halland. It is not possible to say whether the hill forts in Halland have been places of “safe haven” and/or permanent residents. Most of the hill forts in Halland have great view over seas or the ocean, as well as over the inland. They tend to be located close to old roads and would have had a great overview of them. It’s possible that the hill forts were connected to trading posts. Signaling between the hill forts in the northern part of Halland is possible because of the closeness of them.

Drawings of the hill forts have been made successfully; they show roughly where the walls of the hill fort are situated and where the precipices and inclinations are situated. The drawings make it easier to compare the hill forts in Halland to hill forts in other parts of Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Hill forts
Keyword [sv]
Fornborg, Halland
National Category
Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1080OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1080DiVA: diva2:438059
Subject / course
Archaeology
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-09-09 Created: 2011-08-31 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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