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Mysteriet i Ullviarrojr: En landskapsanalys kring Ullviarrojr, ett stenröse mellan Tofta och Eskelhem socken
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The mystery of Ullviarrojr : A landscape analysis around Ullviarrojr, a large cairn between the parishes Tofta and Eskelhem (English)
Abstract [en]

The cairns on Gotland have been one of the most studied aspects regarding the Bronze Age on the island. Most attention has been directed to how they were built and to whom they belong. My study will focus on Ullviarrojr, which is a so-called crater cairn, and the area around the cairn. Ullviarrojr is among the few large cairns on the Island over 35 meter in diameter and the area around it show very few other archaeological remains. The closest ancient remains are around 400 metres away in an almost circle shape. By making a landscape analysis regarding the area around the cairn and an archive study I want to understand its relationship to the Bronze Age landscape. I have consulted unpublished works and made site visits and interviewed the current landowner to get an overview of if there are additional archaeological remains in the area of if remains have been destroyed and taken away. My study will provide some new information on an area that has not been examined in detail, which would help future studies to understand the cairns and the area around cairns.

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2016. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Landscape analysis, crater cairn, large cairn, GIS, Bronze Age, Gotland, Ullviar, Ullviarrojr
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295810OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295810DiVA: diva2:935011
Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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