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The Scandinavian settlement at Grobiņa: the connections between the settlement, the local population and Gotland
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the town of Grobiņa in Latvia several cemeteries with grave goods and burial traditions that could be linked to Gotland have been excavated, as well as cemeteries of local type. The town itself has been interpreted as the site of a Vendel age settlement, possibly beginning around 650 AD. The aim of this thesis is to study the characteristics of the settlement and in particular its relation to Gotland. A study of the age of circular disc brooches discovered in and around Grobiņa has also been carried out as a part of the analysis. This type of brooches is very typical for Gotland during Vendel and Viking age.

Abstract [sv]

I Grobiņa i västra Lettland har ett flertal vendeltida gravfält med gravgåvor och begravningstraditioner som kan kopplas till Gotland påträffats. Även gravfält av lokal typ har påträffats. Grobiņa har tolkats som platsen för en vendeltida bosättning, möjligen grundad cirka 650 e. Kr. Syftet med uppsatsen är att studera bosättningens karaktär, och i synnerhet dess förhållande till Gotland. En studie av de dosformade spännen som påträffats i och omkring Grobiņa har också genomförts som en del av analysen. Denna typ av spännen är typisk för Gotland under vendel- och vikingatid.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Grobiņa, Couronians, Gotland, Baltic Sea, Circular disc brooches, Latvia, trade centres, Vendel Age
Keyword [sv]
Grobin, Kurland, Gotland, Lettland, Östersjön, dosformade spännen, handelsplatser, vendeltid
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1482OAI: diva2:537484
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International Archaeology Programme
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-27 Created: 2012-06-26 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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