Huset under och i graven: en studie av fenomenet med huskonstruktioner under gravhögar
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim for this bachelor thesis is to find an answer for the placement of Migration and Vendel period graves on preexisting house constructions in Sweden. The reason behind these graves being built on their respective places will be analyzed, discussed and compared with similar finds in Scandinavia, where a wide contact net had been established during this time. Different kinds of social and religious meanings and functions with the grave mounds will also be taken into consideration during the discussion and analysis. The actual findings in the graves will be not be a part of this thesis, as the aim is to focus more on the grave itself as a cultural and social symbol for the people, and the values it had, during the time period it was built.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 38 p.
Grave mounds, house constructions, Migration period, Vendel period, Sweden, Norway
History and Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1532OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1532DiVA: diva2:541553
Subject / course
International Archaeology Programme