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Beslag eller buckla?: En studie av platta järnfragment från hallhuset i Birkas Garnison
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with flat iron fragments from the Viking Age hall situated in Birkas Garrison, Adelsö parish in Uppland. The aim of the study was to identify which objects these flat fragments were originally derived from. The aim was also to discuss the function of these objects and their presence in the hall. This would hopefully increase the knowledge about the hall and the warriors who lived and worked there. In some cases the fragments form and placement in the hall has not provided enough information to classify the object from which they derived. Where it has been possible, a majority of the fragments has been interpreted as parts of chest mounts or shield buckles. The result of the analysis shows the possibility of a large chest having once stood in the southwest corner of the hall.

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2006. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
archaeology, Viking Age, Birka, The Garrison, hall-building, conservation, mounts, chest
Keyword [sv]
arkeologi, vikingatid, Birka, Garnisonen, hallhus, konservering, beslag, kista
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-1143OAI: diva2:189477
Available from: 2006-06-30 Created: 2006-06-30Bibliographically approved

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