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Fågelbacken och trattbägarsamhället: samhällsorganisation och rituella samlingsplatser vid övergången till en bofast tillvaro i östra Mellansverige
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia Uppsala Universitet.
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1995 (Swedish)In: Tor : meddelanden från Uppsala universitets museum för nordiska fornsaker, ISSN 0495-8772, Vol. 27, no 1, 47-132 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A discussion of the TRB cultural landscape and form of society is attempted on the basis of the excavation of an early Neolithic Funnel-beaker settlement site at Fågelbacken in eastern central Sweden. The site, situated on top of an esker, is characterized by finds of TRB pottery, quartz and flint debitage, pits with charred human bones, a cultbuildibng and D-shaped huts. As a result of intra-site spatial analysis, ceramic analysis and a discussion of the site features, it is suggested that Fågelbacken should be interpreted not only a a coastal hunting site but also as a repeatedly visited, communal ritual site. A spatial analysis of thin-butted axes in the area surrounding the site, suggests that it is probably one of a whole series of similar, evenly spaced, ritual sites in the area. A sociocultural interpretation of Funnel-beaker huts and houses, together with an analysis of the distribution of stray finds of TRB type in the research area, further suggests that coastal sites like Fågelbacken are structurally related to groups of swidden-agriculture farmsteads and hunting stations in the interior.

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Uppsala: Uppsala universitets museum för nordiska fornsaker , 1995. Vol. 27, no 1, 47-132 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1593OAI: diva2:556642
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