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Kremeringar, deponeringar och laddade ben: En granskning av gravbegreppet i bronsålderns och äldre järnålderns arkeologi
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

It is a well known archaeological concern that the remains of human bones left from the bronze age and early iron age Scandinavia are not nearly enough to represent the estimated population of the time. Furthermore the bones of each find rarely represent a whole individual. The majority of the bones must have been disposed of somewhere else, possibly scattered in running waters or in the fields, where they have evaporated or are securely hidden from archaeological excavations.

This thesis deals with the grave concept and the problem in using a word that is so very clouded by its modern, western meaning. It also offers an alternative explanation to why the bones are handled the way they are and why they are found in such awkward contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 35 p.
Keyword [sv]
Kremering, grav, bronsålder, äldre järnålder, magi, religion, deponeringar, kult, rösen, stensättningar, brända ben
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20014OAI: diva2:659160
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-10-24 Created: 2013-10-24 Last updated: 2016-07-05Bibliographically approved

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