Djurhushållningen i Västergarn: en osteoarkeologisk fallstudie av animalt benmaterial från Snauvalds 1:2, Västergarn, Gotland
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)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 63 p.
Västergarn, Gotland, Animal husbandry, Viking Age, Middle Age, Osteology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1921OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1921DiVA: diva2:629428
Subject / course
International Archaeology Programme with osteological orientation
Sten, Sabine, ProfessorKilger, Christoph