Den Gropkeramiska kulturens framträdande: en kritisk analys gällande tre av de främsta teorierna kring den Gropkeramiska kulturens framträdande i Nordeuropa
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The emergence of the Pitted Ware Culture : a critical analysis of three primary theories explaining the emergence of the Pitted Ware culture in Northern Europe (English)
In this essay the author has chosen to analyze the similarities and differences between some of the northern Europe’s late Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures. The research is of a processual standpoint and the information is mainly gathered from secondary sources as well as ethnological studies. The material collected has been analyzed in both a processual and a post-processual manner to most accurately study the foundations of the three primary theories describing the Pitted Ware Culture’s origin. During the course of the study the author also found a possible fourth alternative, and the possibility of exogamy as a factor in the emerge of the Pitted Ware Culture has also been questioned. This work has prompted for a rigorous collection of information to be able to properly present all theories strong and weak points, without bias for any theory. The conclusion of these studies is that it is very hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that has given the Pitted Ware Culture its typical cultural traits, although a possible sequence of events has been presented in this text.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 55 p.
Pitted Ware Culture, PWC, rise, emergence, comparison, Baltic Sea, theory, exogamy, Middle Neolithic, Northern Europe.
Gropkeramiska kulturen, GRK, uppkomst, framträdande, jämförelse, Östersjön, teori, exogami, Mellanneolitikum, Nordeuropa
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1850OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1850DiVA: diva2:615599
Subject / course
International Archaeology Programme