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Lerbottnar. En granskning av fem tolkningar.

Axrud, Henrik LU (2016) ARKH04 20152
Historical Archaeology
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to examine five interpretations of a type of medieval construction called “clay lined pit” which has been encountered on several locations in southern Scandinavia, and whether the interpretations can still be considered plausible in light of new findings. Initially the construction type is explained and the interpretations are introduced. Three locales, where clay lined pits have been found, are presented and then a more exhaustive explanation of the five interpretations is made. Of the five interpretations only one is considered to still be plausible. The remaining four are not supported by archaeological findings or results from scientific analysis. Finally, a suggestion is made, due to the nature of the... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to examine five interpretations of a type of medieval construction called “clay lined pit” which has been encountered on several locations in southern Scandinavia, and whether the interpretations can still be considered plausible in light of new findings. Initially the construction type is explained and the interpretations are introduced. Three locales, where clay lined pits have been found, are presented and then a more exhaustive explanation of the five interpretations is made. Of the five interpretations only one is considered to still be plausible. The remaining four are not supported by archaeological findings or results from scientific analysis. Finally, a suggestion is made, due to the nature of the remains of clay lined pits being so obscure, that archaeologists may have mistakenly categorised several different types of constructions as clay lined pits. That may be a possible explanation as to why clay lined pits have been so difficult to interpret. (Less)
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Axrud, Henrik LU
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ARKH04 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Scandinavia, medieval, Clay lined pits
language
Swedish
id
8522982
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2016-02-26 08:16:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to examine five interpretations of a type of medieval construction called “clay lined pit” which has been encountered on several locations in southern Scandinavia, and whether the interpretations can still be considered plausible in light of new findings. Initially the construction type is explained and the interpretations are introduced. Three locales, where clay lined pits have been found, are presented and then a more exhaustive explanation of the five interpretations is made. Of the five interpretations only one is considered to still be plausible. The remaining four are not supported by archaeological findings or results from scientific analysis. Finally, a suggestion is made, due to the nature of the remains of clay lined pits being so obscure, that archaeologists may have mistakenly categorised several different types of constructions as clay lined pits. That may be a possible explanation as to why clay lined pits have been so difficult to interpret.},
  author       = {Axrud, Henrik},
  keyword      = {Scandinavia,medieval,Clay lined pits},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lerbottnar. En granskning av fem tolkningar.},
  year         = {2016},
}