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Arbetsknivar: En funktionsanalys av knivar från Birkas Garnison
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with knives excavated in the Birka Garrison between 1997 and 2004, in a selection of 100 knives out of approximately 400. The aim is to measure and analyze the material to find out if certain elements in design points to a specific craft. Two groups of knifeblades can be seen, one with a convex bevel and one with a flat bevel of the blade. Considering osteological evidence, historical sources, and the main suitabillity of the knives, it is concluded that some of the flat beveled knives may have been used for crafting leather and fur, whereas the convex beveled knives are of an allround type.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
archaeological science, knives, viking age, Birka, the Garrison, crafts, skinn, leather, function analysis
Keyword [sv]
laborativ, arkeologi, knivar, vikingatid, Birka, Garnisonen, hantverk, skinn, funktionsanalys
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-92720OAI: diva2:641408
Available from: 2013-10-23 Created: 2013-08-16 Last updated: 2013-10-23Bibliographically approved

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