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Komplexitet i sten: en jämförande analys av inre samtyttre grav- och byggnadsstruktur hosfem gotländska bronsåldersrösen
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Complexity in stone : a comparative analysis of inner and outer burial and building structure in five Gotland Bronze Age cairns (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis concerns five Gotland Bronze Age cairns. They have been analyzed in order to compare their inner and outer burial - and building context. The analysis then forms the basis for the discussion of the similarities and differences observed. These five cairns along with the cairn Uggarderojr are presented in detail and compared. Major similarities were found between four of the five cairns. They all have one or more interior wall, a central tomb and other tombs in the form of cremations and skeletal graves scattered in various levels of the cairn and an erected stone in south, south-west position of the cairn. Differences are seen between the mound at Väskinde and the rest. Since Väskinde do not feature a strongly marked central tomb or a stone in the south and have one instead of two interior walls. However, it has been difficult to make detailed analyses of the numerous artifacts and the secondary graves found in the cairns since looting and destruction has been extensive in several cases. The similarities and differences observed between the cairns have been discussed in relationship to the not yet investigated large cairn called Uggarderojr. I. From the cases studied it has been postulated that Uggarderojr like the other cairns could have one or more interior walls, a central tomb in line with the stone in the south and possibly containing multiple secondary burials.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Bronze Age, Gotland, cairn, burial- and building context, comparison
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1478OAI: diva2:537436
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International Archaeology Programme
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-26 Created: 2012-06-26 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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