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Bortom graven: En rumslig studie av Tjustbygdens rösen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. (Rethinking Human Nature, Mind and Nature)
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Bronze Age cairns have been interpreted as everything from navigation marks to marking liminal places in the landscape. It has also been stated that the main purpose of their location is to be visible. This is something that has been taken for granted. The main problem is the cairns have been considered as a homogenous monument. With the help of digital methods like GIS it is possible to test this kind of questions in quantitative way. The viewshed analysis is a good way to do this. The main focus of this thesis is the question whether the Bronze Age cairns in Tjustbygden, north-east in the county of Småland, are located to be visible in the landscape. Further, the question of whether the size of the monument has something to do with good visibility is dealt with. The result of the analysis is then discussed in relation to phenomenology and ritual phenomena, such as rock art sites.

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2014. , 75 p.
Keyword [en]
Bronze Age, cairns, GIS, graves, landscape archaeology, phenomenology, rituals, Sweden, Tjust, viewshed, visiblitiy
Keyword [sv]
bronsålder, fenomenologi, GIS, gravar, landskap, landskapsarkeologi, rösen, viewshed, visiblitet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247782OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-247782DiVA: diva2:797429
Available from: 2015-03-24 Created: 2015-03-23 Last updated: 2015-03-24Bibliographically approved

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