Essays about: "neolithic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 essays containing the word neolithic.

  1. 1. Bundle Burials at Ajvide/Jakobs : A taphonomic interpretation

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Johanna Pettersson Svärd; [2021]
    Keywords : Bundle burials; mortuary archeology; archaeothanatology; taphonomy; archaeology; osteology;

    Abstract : The burial type referred to as bundle burials was a rare occurrence during the Neolithic era and little research has been done on the topic. Three graves from the Ajvide/Jakobs site at Eksta parish, Gotland have been identified as this specific type of burial. READ MORE

  2. 2. Death's reflection in the water : Mortuary ritual, ancestral worship and the cosmological significance of water on the island of Gotland during the Pitted Ware culture

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Maja Hed; [2021]
    Keywords : ritual; neolithic; grave goods; cosmology; flowing water; divinity; death; Pitted Ware culture; ritual; neolitikum; gravgåvor; kosmologi; rörligt vatten; gudomlighet; död; Gropkeramisk kultur;

    Abstract : The Pitted Ware culture on Gotland presents a multitude of material that allow archeologists to re-construct and visit the socio-economic structure of a middle-neolithic settlement in the Baltic sea. I will be analyzing the archaeological material in accordance to the ocean, and to what we can interpret as ritual and cosmological variables at the site through ritual theory, and with a method of comparative analogy and research. READ MORE

  3. 3. Diagnosing Tuberculosis - A critical review of palaeopathological literature on tuberculosis in human skeletal and mummified remains

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Historisk osteologi

    Author : Lina Andersson; [2021]
    Keywords : Tuberculosis; critical review; methods; palaeopathology; Pott´s disease; ribs; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : To analyse tuberculosis both in present and historic times becomes very important in order to understand the magnitude of this disease. The presented information in this thesis was based on a quantitative analysis of skeletal traits and aDNA used to diagnose tuberculosis in skeletal material and mummified remains. READ MORE

  4. 4. The mysterious grinding grooves

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Sören Gannholm; [2020]
    Keywords : Grinding grooves; Gotland; Neolithic; excavation; 14C-dating; archaeoastronomy;

    Abstract : On the Island of Gotland, there is a phenomenon called grinding grooves, Sw. slipskåror. They occur in bedrock and boulders. About 3600 are known on the island today and having a length of less than half a meter to over one meter. READ MORE

  5. 5. Land cover changes in Southern Sweden from the mid-Holocene to present day: insights for ecosystem service assessments

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Robert O'Dwyer; [2019]
    Keywords : Geography; Geographical Information Systems; GIS; Physical Geography; Götaland; Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm; Fossil Pollen; Ecosystem Services; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Climate change and human impact play a huge role in the sustainability and development of ecosystems and the services they offer to societies over temporal and spatial scales. Fossil pollen-based estimates provide unique information on past land cover change, but to date there are not many methods able to create spatially continuous maps and have a fine scale of land cover changes inferred from pollen information. READ MORE