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Monuments in the Landscape: A spatial analysis of rune stones in Västergötland during the Late Viking Age and early Medieval period

Siljedahl, Carl-Olof LU (2015) ARKM21 20151
Archaeology
Abstract
There are several aspects of rune stones that can be discussed and analysed. With the help of
digital tools, it is possible to look at social dimensions of archaeological objects in ways that
were previously difficult to explore. In this thesis, the aim is to analyse rune stones from a
spatial perspective by looking at their possible role in the landscape, what type of context they
are found in and what they manifested by using both traditional and new methods/tools. The
main focus is placed on the central region of Västergötland, a region that has not received
much attention concerning findings and sites from the Viking Age. This is the first time such
an analysis is conducted on rune stones in the region. Spatial analysis of the... (More)
There are several aspects of rune stones that can be discussed and analysed. With the help of
digital tools, it is possible to look at social dimensions of archaeological objects in ways that
were previously difficult to explore. In this thesis, the aim is to analyse rune stones from a
spatial perspective by looking at their possible role in the landscape, what type of context they
are found in and what they manifested by using both traditional and new methods/tools. The
main focus is placed on the central region of Västergötland, a region that has not received
much attention concerning findings and sites from the Viking Age. This is the first time such
an analysis is conducted on rune stones in the region. Spatial analysis of the landscape is a
fruitful way to study how people interacted with each other and how certain people choose
manifest themselves and their role in the local society. Rune stones contain a great amount of
information depending on how they are analysed. This is an attempt to create new ways of
analyzing rune stones and expand our knowledge about the Viking Age and early Medieval
period in Västergötland. (Less)
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author
Siljedahl, Carl-Olof LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKM21 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Phenomenology, Historical Maps, Landscapes Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Viewshed Analysis, Geographical Information Systems, Christianity, Västergötland, Sweden, Early Middle Ages, Viking Age, Rune stones
language
English
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7852550
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2016-05-11 10:47:35
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  abstract     = {There are several aspects of rune stones that can be discussed and analysed. With the help of
digital tools, it is possible to look at social dimensions of archaeological objects in ways that
were previously difficult to explore. In this thesis, the aim is to analyse rune stones from a
spatial perspective by looking at their possible role in the landscape, what type of context they
are found in and what they manifested by using both traditional and new methods/tools. The
main focus is placed on the central region of Västergötland, a region that has not received
much attention concerning findings and sites from the Viking Age. This is the first time such
an analysis is conducted on rune stones in the region. Spatial analysis of the landscape is a
fruitful way to study how people interacted with each other and how certain people choose
manifest themselves and their role in the local society. Rune stones contain a great amount of
information depending on how they are analysed. This is an attempt to create new ways of
analyzing rune stones and expand our knowledge about the Viking Age and early Medieval
period in Västergötland.},
  author       = {Siljedahl, Carl-Olof},
  keyword      = {Phenomenology,Historical Maps,Landscapes Analysis,Spatial Analysis,Viewshed Analysis,Geographical Information Systems,Christianity,Västergötland,Sweden,Early Middle Ages,Viking Age,Rune stones},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Monuments in the Landscape: A spatial analysis of rune stones in Västergötland during the Late Viking Age and early Medieval period},
  year         = {2015},
}