Rumslighet, funktion och symbolik - Medeltida skandinaviskt gravskick med fokus på barn i kyrkor
Summary, in English
The aim of this master thesis is to shed light upon children buried inside churches. To do this, the author uses spatiality, symbolism, functionality and gender as theorethical perspectives. The material culture comes from seven different sites around Scandinavia. They are connected such a way that both the church and the surrounding cemetery have been excavated. Also earlier research and medieval texts are used as material. The method used in the thesis is comparison. The author wants to see if there are similarities or differences between the different geographical areas but also within each site. The author believes that there are connections between children buried in the churches and those buried in the cemetery, according to the used grave material. But analyzing the children in churches together with the used perspectives, it seems that those children might have been placed in this high status area for many reasons.
- History and Archaeology
- Historisk Arkeologi
- Jes Wienberg (Professor)