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Hästskor, hästskosöm och sporrar från Västergarn: en empirisk studie av hästrelaterat material från seminarieutgrävningarna 2005-2012
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9642-5147
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Västergarn is one of the smallest parishes on the island of Gotland. It’s a place of rich history and has been subject to numerous excavations throughout the years. The University of Gotland has conducted seminar excavations at Västergarn between the years of 2005-2012. During these excavations a lot of horse related finds have been found. By studying these finds archaeologist can learn a lot about the horses and the people who once lived in Västergarn. The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on the urban and rural horse in Västergarn. How big were the horses? Were the horses used for riding or farming? What can the finds tell us about the people who lived in Västergarn and their view on horse handling?

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2013. , 97 p.
Keyword [en]
Horseshoes, horseshoe nails, spurs, Gotland, Västergarn, the Middle-Ages, horseshoe- and horseshoe nail typology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1932DiVA: diva2:629960
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Archaeology (HGO)
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International Archaeology Programme (HGO)
Available from: 2013-07-23 Created: 2013-06-18 Last updated: 2013-07-23Bibliographically approved

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