Husen vid Trullbrändan: bronsålderskulthus på Gotland : en fallstudie på två husgrunder i Vallstena sn.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay discuss if Bronze Age cult houses were present at Gotland during the Bronze Age. Bronze Age cult houses are a well know phenomenon on mainland Sweden but because of inventory problems no Bronze Age cult houses have been found on Gotland. The main reason for the inventory problems are the Iron Age house foundations that are present in a large number on Gotland, the cult houses and the Iron Age houses have some design details that makes them difficult to separate from each other. In this essay a number of criteria are presented to help separate cult houses from the Iron Age house foundations. Three criteria’s regarding cult houses on Gotland is also presented in this essay.
Two house foundations that PhD student Joakim Wehlin, University of Gothenburg and Gotland University, found in Vallstena parish, Gotland, are presented in this essay. This two house foundations have design details that separate them from Iron Age houses and their location in the landscape suggest that they are not typical Iron Age houses. During the investigation of the Vallstena houses a phosphate mapping, a inventory of the houses and their surroundings and a mapping of the houses and their surroundings were performed to help determined the function of the houses.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 39 p.
Gotland, Bronze Age, Cult House, Phosphate Mapping
Gotland, Bronsålder, Kulthus, Fosfatkartering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1116DiVA: diva2:442640
Subject / course
International Archaeology Programme