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Den norrländska jakt- och fångstkulturens hällmålningar och deras lokalisation.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The rock paintings of the hunter-gatherers in the province of Norrland, and their localisation. (English)
Abstract [en]

The rock paintings of the hunter-gatherers in the province of Norrland, and their localisation.

The aim of this thesis is to find a couple of distinguishing features for the localisation of the rock paintings of the hunter-gatherers in Norrland. This will be done through studies of Swedish and international literature, about ancient rock-art and the belief system of the hunter-gatherers. I will make comparisons  with other groups of hunter-gatherers and try to find analogies. My belief is that there must be a large number of undetected rock paintings in Norrland. They are hard to find because of overgrowth by lichen and damages due to wethering. Theretoo I feel that there hasn´t been enough of structured surveys. I hope that my resulting short list of practical clues of where to find them will help:

  • seek for them in the boreal forest area from 200 meters above the sea level to the present alpine tree line zone
  • in close vicinity to neolithic winter dwellings
  • in close vicinity to pitfall traps
  • on vertical rock walls of cliffs or boulders
  • in close vicinity to standing water/ alternatively in a hillside in the forest
  • the rock faces to the south
  • on imposing natural formations
  • try to find them in cloudy, humid weather

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
rock paintings, neolithic, hunter-gatherers, Norrland, localisation
National Category
Humanities Archaeology History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295851OAI: diva2:935227
Available from: 2016-06-15 Created: 2016-06-10 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved

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