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Det vikingatida bågskyttet i Birka: Ett exempel på en framstående stridskonst med främmande inslag
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 archery in the Viking Age settlement of Birka and in particular the presence of Euro Asiatic, steppe nomadic archery equipment at the Birka Garrison and one Birka grave. The equipment contains for example closed quivers and a bow case. This paper also contains a discussion of archery battle techniques and tactics in Viking Age Birka and the implications of the above mentioned equipment to this discussion. The analysis insinuates the importance and status of archery in 10th century Birka.

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2006. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
archaeology, Viking Age, Birka, The Garrison, conservation, archery, steppe nomads, bow case, closed quiver, battle technique
Keyword [sv]
arkeologi, vikingatid, Birka, Garnisonen, konservering, bågskytte, stäppnomader, bågfodral, koger, stridsteknik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-1145OAI: diva2:189479
Available from: 2006-06-30 Created: 2006-06-30Bibliographically approved

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