Svin och deras betar: en studie av svinbetar från mellanneolitikum
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Swine and their tusks : a study of Middle Neolithic boar tusks (English)
This thesis deals with the importance of boar tusks to the people at the Middle Neolithic settlement of Ajvide, Eksta parish on Gotland. The thesis discusses various issues concerning the Ajvide swine and their tusks, such as the question of domestication and the various functions ascribed to tusks. In order to cast light upon these questions the result of a study of all the tusks found on Ajvide thus far as well as their respective grave context is presented. The study also includes an osteological analysis of the tusks. Furthermore, ethnoarchaeological comparisons are made with Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu; contemporary societies presumed to share common traits with Middle Neolithic societies on Gotland and where swine and their tusks likewise assume a prominent position.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 78 p.
svinbetar, svin, domesticering, Ajvide, mellanneolitikum, osteologi
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1480OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1480DiVA: diva2:537476
Subject / course
One-year master in archaeology
Wallin, PaulFraser, MagdalenaSten, Sabine