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Röd Glöd: Granaternas betydelse under yngre järnålder med fokus på Gamla Uppsala
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During an excavation at Old Uppsala 571 raw garnets was found. In comparison with similar fragments from other sites in Sweden my aim was to prove a completely domestic production of garnets for cloisonné work. I have chosen to look at the archaeological sites of Old Uppsala, Valsta, Slöinge and Paviken and more closely at the material from Old Uppsala and Valsta. My theoretical framework has been to look at the garnets own agency in the contemporary society.

Garnet cloisonné was a popular jewellery form during the Merovingian period on the continent although it came to an end in the early 7th century. It was during this time in Scandinavia a new sort of garnet, technique and paste was introduced and the garnet cloisonné was profoundly used for the gear of the elite and ritual objects. I believe to have showed that from the 7thcentury and onwards the whole production was domestic but further investigation of the garnets, mostly of a chemical nature, is required.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 45 p.
, Arkeologiska uppsatser från projekt Gamla Uppsala, 4
Keyword [en]
garnets, late iron age, domestic production, Old Uppsala, Valsta, Slöinge, Paviken, cloisonné, ritual, elite
Keyword [sv]
granater, sen järnålder, domestiserad produktion, Gamla Uppsala, Valsta, Slöinge, Paviken, cloisonné, ritualer, elit
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176191OAI: diva2:534623
Humanities, Theology
Gamla Uppsala - framväxten av ett mytiskt centrum
Available from: 2012-06-18 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2012-06-18Bibliographically approved

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