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Vikta, hoprullade eller klippta i bitar?: Guldfoliefigurer samt deras fyndkontext
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this essay I have chosen to take a closer look at gold figure foils (Swedish “guldgubbar”), find their context and analyze it. I have analyzed some earlier studies about gold figure foils that were found in Scandinavia.

The focus of my study is based on the locations of the findings. Another important aspect is to discuss if the encountered gold figure foils that were folded and cut looked like that due to intentional motives or not.

My conclusion is that when it comes to the locations of the findings they are mostly found in houses irrespective of if it´s in a posthole, wall or house foundation.

The other conclusion is that the gold figure foils could have intentionally been manipulated before they ended up in the ground.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 30
Keyword [en]
Posthole, gold figure foils, Scandinavia, archeology, ritual, sacrifice, Västra Vång, Sorte Muld.
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24263OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-24263DiVA, id: diva2:732337
Subject / course
Archaeology
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2014-07-09 Created: 2014-07-03 Last updated: 2014-07-09Bibliographically approved

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