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Tunas brandgravar: stensättningar och individer i förändring
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The cremation graves of Tuna : stone settings and individuals in change (English)
Abstract [en]

The Iron Age cemetery at Tuna in Badelunda parish, Västmanland, is a complex and unique burial ground used for only 69 graves during a period of roughly 700 years, between 300 - 1050 AC. The individuals buried at Tuna show an impressive variety of gravegods as well as stonesettings formed above the grave. Who where these people that were cremated at Tuna, among the mysterious women in the boats and the rich women in grave X? As we study the graves of the cremated individuals we reach a new understanding of the cemetery; from its social structure down to every individual. Through the analysis of the stonesettings, gravegods and bones we see a how these subjects, when analysed, show a picture of the individuals and social structure of the cemetery. It was a cemetery for the higher society and unique individuals rather then the average people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Iron age, cremation graves, stonesettings, Tuna, Västmanland
Keyword [sv]
Järnålder, brandgravar, stesättningar, Tuna, Västmanland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1105OAI: diva2:441003
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International Archaeology Programme
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-09-16 Created: 2011-09-14 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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