Bronze Age Landscapes on Gotland: Moving from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age Perspective
2010 (English)In: Baltic Prehistoric Interactions and Transformations: the Neolithic to the Bronze Age / [ed] Helene Martinsson-Wallin, Visby: Gotland University , 2010, 63-77 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The aim of this initial study is two-folded. One aim is to discuss the large Early BronzeAge cairns on Gotland from a perspective of the transition from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age.Another is to make contextual studies of the sites with large cairns and try to understand them as“places” beyond the grave concept. Survey data of Gotland cairns with a diameter of 20 meters ormore shows that at least 25% of the c. 200 cairns are reportedly connected to so called “southstones” and surrounded by other structures, especially at southern and western locations. Thesurvey data is of varied quality and it is necessary to visit the sites to obtain more in-depth informationregarding the on-site contexts. As a case study, features in close proximity to the largeUggarderojr Cairn on south east Gotland have been excavated. The excavations showed ritualactivities tied to the Early Bronze Age cairn site. Subsequent re-use of this site for ritual activitiesand burial(s) is also indicated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Visby: Gotland University , 2010. 63-77 p.
Gotland University Press, ISSN 1653-7424 ; 5
Arkeologi Neolistisk tid Bronsåldern Norden Gotland
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-578ISBN: 978-91-86343-01-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-578DiVA: diva2:328478