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Döden till mötes: kriterier för att lokalisera avrättningsplatser på Gotland
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Appointment with Death : criteria for locating execution sites on Gotland (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to investigate which criteria that can be used to locate execution sites on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The execution sites, which are used to test the criteria against, range in date from early medieval period to 1876 when the last public execution in Sweden took place. Why these criteria can be used will be discussed along with attempts to explain why they have been used frequently or not so frequent. The results show that the execution sites are most commonly located in clear view, near roads, on heights and on unfertile soil. Other criteria that appears less frequent, but that still can be used in the process of locating execution sites, are graves, crossroads and boarders.

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2013. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
gallows, execution site, Gotland, Sweden, criteria
Keyword [sv]
avrättningsplats, gotland, lokaliseringsmetod, avrättning, arkeologi, läge, placering, landskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1901OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1901DiVA: diva2:627857
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International Archaeology Programme
Available from: 2013-06-17 Created: 2013-06-12 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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