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Rituella platser i arkeologi och text

Abrahamsson, Ylva LU (2012) ARKK04 20121
Archaeology
Abstract (Swedish)
There is a large interest in pre-Christian religion and ritual places in many disciplines; history of religions and archeology among others. These two disciplines have for a long time worked on different terms with the studies on this subject. Scholars of religion have used written sources from the Medieval Times to interpret the ritual sites and actions from pre-Christian times while archaeologists have used the archaeological material that is recovered at excavations. But in recent years, the cooperation between these disciplines has increased.
This paper is inspired by that kind of cooperation and the aim is to contribute to the discussion on if and how the places identified by scientists as cult sites from pre-Christian times in... (More)
There is a large interest in pre-Christian religion and ritual places in many disciplines; history of religions and archeology among others. These two disciplines have for a long time worked on different terms with the studies on this subject. Scholars of religion have used written sources from the Medieval Times to interpret the ritual sites and actions from pre-Christian times while archaeologists have used the archaeological material that is recovered at excavations. But in recent years, the cooperation between these disciplines has increased.
This paper is inspired by that kind of cooperation and the aim is to contribute to the discussion on if and how the places identified by scientists as cult sites from pre-Christian times in Scandinavia are places where ritual actions took place? This will be done by using literature on the archeological material and literature on the linguistic and historical interpretations of classic written sources describing ritual actions and places. Some of the questions of interest in the paper are: What can the archaeological material, such as cooking pits and traces of houses, say about the ritual practices that possibly have been performed on the site? Can archaeologists see the ritual actions in the archaeological material? In what way can the interpretations of the written sources be applied to the archaeological material to understand if the places have been used as a cult site? Can results, as interpretations of medieval texts, from religious studies affect the archaeologist too much? (Less)
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Abrahamsson, Ylva LU
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organization
alternative title
En jämförande studie av arkeologiskt identifierade kultplatser från yngre järnåldern med de rituella handlingarna beskrivna i skriftliga källor
course
ARKK04 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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language
Swedish
id
2540928
date added to LUP
2012-06-11 08:52:53
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2012-06-11 08:52:53
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  abstract     = {There is a large interest in pre-Christian religion and ritual places in many disciplines; history of religions and archeology among others. These two disciplines have for a long time worked on different terms with the studies on this subject. Scholars of religion have used written sources from the Medieval Times to interpret the ritual sites and actions from pre-Christian times while archaeologists have used the archaeological material that is recovered at excavations. But in recent years, the cooperation between these disciplines has increased. 
This paper is inspired by that kind of cooperation and the aim is to contribute to the discussion on if and how the places identified by scientists as cult sites from pre-Christian times in Scandinavia are places where ritual actions took place? This will be done by using literature on the archeological material and literature on the linguistic and historical interpretations of classic written sources describing ritual actions and places. Some of the questions of interest in the paper are: What can the archaeological material, such as cooking pits and traces of houses, say about the ritual practices that possibly have been performed on the site? Can archaeologists see the ritual actions in the archaeological material? In what way can the interpretations of the written sources be applied to the archaeological material to understand if the places have been used as a cult site? Can results, as interpretations of medieval texts, from religious studies affect the archaeologist too much?},
  author       = {Abrahamsson, Ylva},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rituella platser i arkeologi och text},
  year         = {2012},
}