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Att vara eller icke vara?: en diskussion om kulthusens existens på Gotland
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To be or not to be? : a discussion about the existence of cult houses on Gotland (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to find evidence if cult houses existed on Gotland during the Bronze Age. The cult house is a common term in modern Bronze Age archaeology and the general definitions of cult house are discussed and why cult houses seem to be absent on Gotland. In this thesis the cult house are discussed as a phenomenon, and the possibilities to find Bronze Age cult houses on Gotland are evaluated by making comparisons between Gotland houses with already defined cult houses from the Swedish mainland. Some known cult houses are presented in more detail as case studies, together with house remains on Gotland which could have potential to be defined as cult houses.

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2012. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Bronze Age, Cult house, Ritual, Gotland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1498OAI: diva2:538618
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International Archaeology Programme
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-30 Created: 2012-06-30 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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