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Iron Age religion in Britain: classical texts versus archaeology
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Storbritannien under järnåldern : klassiska texter contra arkeologi (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

In this essay, material and written sources are compared in an attempt to learn more about the Iron Age religion in Britain. Classical texts and archaeological evidence concerning the Iron Age religion in Britain are presented, after which a comparison is made of the two to try to find out whether the classical authors statements could have been true. The conclusion drawn is that much of the facts in the classical texts are substantiated by material remains, but some information cannot be proved. Furthermore, the archaeological evidence provides us with facts of the Iron Age religion which was not mentioned by the classical authors.

Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats berör religion under järnåldern i Storbritannien. Den består av en jämförelse mellan klassiska källor och arkeologiskt material. Målet är att får reda på huruvida påståenden av klassiska författare om religionen i Storbritannien under järnåldern kan ha stämt. Mycket av det de klassiska författarna skrev kan stödjas av arkeologiska bevis, men en del har inget stöd i det arkeologiska materialet. Dock ger oss materiella lämningar information om religionen under järnåldern i Storbritannien, som inte nämndes av de klassiska författarna.

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2012. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
Iron Age, religion, Celts, classical authors, archaeology, burials, votive depositions, sacrifice, rituals, comparison
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1540OAI: diva2:542363
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International Archaeology Programme
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-07-31 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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