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Hidden possibilities: Possible uses of hillforts in southern Gwynedd, north-west Wales
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Dolda möjligheter : Möjliga användningar av fornborgar i södra Gwynedd, nordvästra Wales (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Only one of the hillforts of southern Gwynedd has been submitted to a small excavation, and the forts in this study are quite forgotten in the larger British hillfort research. This thesis explores the forts’ possible uses through an analysis of their landscape setting, accessibility and view, architecture, internal features and archaeological setting. The result of the analysis show a variety of uses , for example related to occupation, trade, exchange or communication, agriculture and pastoralism, defence, religion and ritual. In addition, some larger patterns, connections and pairings of forts also come to light. Hopefully this study will lead to a heightened interest in, and future studies and excavations of the forts of southern Gwynedd.

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2014. , 70 p.
Keyword [en]
Hillfort, GIS, hillfort uses, north-western Wales, possibilities, landscape context, isolation, accessibility, architecture, archaeological context
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-248505OAI: diva2:799381
Available from: 2015-03-31 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2015-11-20Bibliographically approved

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