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Knappnålar som gravmarkörer: En studie av knappnålar påträffade i Bunge kyrka år 1971-1972
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the pins from Bunge church, in order to investigate how what they can tell us about the burials inside the church. During the post medieval and early modern period pins were used to fasten the burial shrouds, and to stabilize the fabric on the inside of the coffin lids. Therefore these pins appear in grave contexts, and thus offer possibilities for interpretation of burials. The pins have been ordered according to the shape of the needlehead. A total of 697 pins have been analysed, amongst which four main pin types have been detected. The next step in the study was a chorological study where the pins positions were analysed in comparison to other finds such as craniums and coffin handles. Comparisons were also made with the placement of wall paintings, furnishings and the natural light intake in the church. The spatiality and dating of the pins have been used for the interpretation of the graves temporal and physical placement.

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Keyword [en]
shroud pins, pins, burials, post medieval, early period, church finds, Bunge church, Gotland, archaeology
Keyword [sv]
knappnålar, svepnålar, svepningsnålar, bunge kyrka, gotland, gravskick, kristet
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History and Archaeology Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274162OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-274162DiVA: diva2:895872
Subject / course
Archaeology (HGO); Archaeology (HGO)
Educational program
International Archaeology Programme (HGO); International Archaeology Programme (HGO)
Available from: 2016-04-19 Created: 2016-01-19 Last updated: 2016-10-16Bibliographically approved

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