Kärlens Gåta: en studie av gropkeramiska gravkärl på Gotland
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The mystery of the ceramic vessels : a study regarding the Pitted Ware culture’s grave vessels on island of Gotland (English)
In this paper I will discuss the occurrence of ceramic vessels in the graves of the Pitted ware culture on the island of Gotland, Sweden. I will focus on four sites and compare these sites, with hopes of finding some similarities or interesting differences. The sites are Ajvide in Eksta parish, Visby in Visby parish, Västerbjers in Gothem parish and Fridtorp in Västerhejde parish. The idea is to look at the grave goods, with focus on the ceramic vessels, or at least, the bottoms of the vessels, where one can clearly see that it's been deposited in the grave. I will try to analyze the vessels (shape and in some cases height), look where in the grave they've been placed, how many graves contain vessels, who's been given these vessels and if the vessels have filled a certain purpose once they've been deposited in the graves.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 90 p.
Ceramic vessels, pitted ware culture, burials, neolithic, Ajvide, Visby, Fridtorp, Västerbjers, Gotland
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1913DiVA: diva2:628855
Subject / course
International Archaeology Programme