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Kyrkotillhörighet och diet i det medeltida Visby: Diet och social status utifrån isotopanalyser av gravlagda från tre Visbykyrkor
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
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2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with three mediaeval churches in the town Visby, Gotland. These churches were located in different areas in Visby. Allegedly the areas where St Hans and Ste Gertrud were located were inhabited by wealthier people, and the more peripheral area where St Mikael was located was where the poor lived. Therefore, the people that were buried at St Mikael should be of lower social status than the people buried at St Hans and Ste Gertrud. Based on the fact that an individuals diet was dependant on his or hers social status, dietary studies on skeletal remains from the three different churches have been conducted to find out dietary patterns among the individuals buried at each church respectively. The studies have included stable isotope ratio analyses, δ13C and δ15N, in human bone collagen. The results support the hypothesis that there were differences between individuals buried at different churches as stated above.

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2008. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Gotland, church, grave, isotope ratio analysis, skeleton, bone, mediaeval, Visby
Keyword [sv]
medeltid, Visby, Gotland, kyrka, grav, isotopanalys, skelett, ben
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8002OAI: diva2:199413
Available from: 2008-06-11 Created: 2008-06-11Bibliographically approved

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