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Två rum och kök: En jämförande studie om medeltida bokultur på Gotlands landsbygd
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
Two rooms and a kitchem : A comparative study about medieval dwelling culture on the gotlandic countryside (English)
Abstract [en]

Medieval dwelling houses of a similar type have been documented on Gotland in archaeological investigations. They all have common planning, a rectangular house foundation divided into two rooms and a square-shaped fireplace which is located in one of the corners. In this study the aim is to find out when this type of building was first introduced on Gotland as well as why it was adopted. Another aim is to compare the gotlandic houses with similar buildings from other places in Scandinavia? The method used to answer these questions consists of a comparison between visually similar houses from Gotland and the mainland based on orientation, dimensions, construction and dating.

The comparison shows that the majority of the foundations investigated frequently are oriented west east, that the average dimensions are approximately 8 × 6 m and that the houses approximately can be dated between the 12th and 13th century. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
dwelling culture, house foundation, medieval, Gotland, smoke oven, hearth, fireplace, two-room solution, morphology, comparison
Keyword [sv]
bokultur, husgrund, medeltid, Gotland, rökugn, härd, eldstad, tvårumslösning, morfologi, jämörelse
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295832OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295832DiVA: diva2:935039
Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2016-06-11Bibliographically approved

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