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Djurhushållningen i Västergarn: en osteoarkeologisk fallstudie av animalt benmaterial från Snauvalds 1:2, Västergarn, Gotland
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Animal husbandry in Västergarn parish : an osteoarchaeological case study of animal bone material from Snauvalds 1:2, Västergarn, Gotland (English)
Abstract [en]

In this Bachelor thesis an animal bone material from Västergarn parish is analyzed and discussed. The purpose of this thesis is to gain more knowledge about the Viking Age/Early Medieval Västergarn. Västergarn has a few remains from former days which have been discussed throughout the years and are still a bit of a mystery for archaeologists. The main focus is to inquire into whether Västergarn was an urban, complex society or a rural settlement. This will be done by studying the animal husbandry from the property of Snauvalds 1:2. The animal bones have been typed, and sex and age estimations have been made on the most common domestic animals, ergo cattle, sheep/goat and pig. The result from the analysis shows that Västergarn has tendencies of both countryside settlement and a more urban society and the final conclusion is that it has most probably been a trading place or a market place considering its closeness to a Viking Age harbor.

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2013. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Västergarn, Gotland, Animal husbandry, Viking Age, Middle Age, Osteology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1921OAI: diva2:629428
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International Archaeology Programme with osteological orientation
Available from: 2013-06-19 Created: 2013-06-17 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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