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Dokumentera en dokumentation: att dokumentera och digitalisera bensamlingen från Valsgärde
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Document a documentation: to document and digitize the bone collection from Valsgärde. (English)
Abstract [en]

During the years 1928–1952 archaeological excavations where made at the Valsgärde site in Uppland, Sweden. They found boat graves from the period before the Viking age which was something spectacular. They also found a large number of cremation graves, chamber graves and boat graves from the Viking age. In total they found 90 graves. In this thesis I’ve been documenting a part of the bone collection from these graves that are located at the Museum Gustavianum. The bones have been stored in the packages that they more or less were packed in after the excavation and some of them have been beginning to perish. The purpose of this thesis is to document, make the collection accessible and even save it by repacking and digitize the bones and the information that are connected to them. The working procedure of the documentation is emphasized and the problems that have occurred during the work are discussed. The collection may be of more interest when it is made more available for researchers and students and it can also be used by Uppsala University in the education. With the knowledge that has come through the documentation process recommendations have been made for what is needed in order to document a collection. The recommendations proclaim for instance that technical equipment and other material should be available but also that the personnel must be educated in museum and cultural heritage studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsatser inom musei- & kulturarvsvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6079 ; 89
Keyword [en]
Bones, Documentation, Museology, Valsgärde Site
Keyword [sv]
Ben, dokumentation, museologi, Valsgärde
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180117Local ID: 89OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180117DiVA: diva2:548174
Subject / course
Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-08-29 Created: 2012-08-29 Last updated: 2012-12-04Bibliographically approved

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