From bones to an individual
This paper discusses the possibility that bones in the human body are relatively equal in size. That means that one individual that is 10% bigger than the average also has bones that are 10% bigger than average. The method is drawn up on post-cranial material from Westerhus in Jämtland and tested on material from the Stone Age from Ire on Gotland and from the Middle Ages from Löddeköpinge in Skåne. The results are promising. The index method should be used on smaller materials only (less than 10 individuals).
One good hunt
Hunting has always been of main interest for the human species. And the hunt can be regarded as a divine art of knowledge and technology. In this paper will we follow one specific hunt of nine pine marten (Martes martes L.) in the forest, near an Ertebølle site; we nowadays call Tybrind Vig. We will also see that the borderland between animal-man and Hunting-gathering are diffuse. The paper will discuss the animal bones as remains from real individuals not only as leftovers from human activity. The interpretation of man as a hunter is discussed regarding his biological background.
Visby a Medieval town
This paper discusses the problems that can appear in Visby, which is a famous hanseatic town in the Baltic Sea. Visby is mainly a medieval town. This paper discusses what will happen with the layer from the Stone Age when it lays under eight feet of medieval layers. The deep layers are a problem as it will take lot of time to excavate, Therefore Stone Age layers that are in the bottom can be suffering.
Ship barrows on Gotland
This paper discusses the ship barrows on Gotland. These monuments were built in the Bronze Age’s periods IV-VI (1100-500 BC). In this Paper the author discusses the ships area of use, construction and symbolism. The author thinks that the ships were built to resemble the proper ships and that they maybe have had some construction details in wood which have mouldered away, as for example deck and mast. The ships must have had a very important place in the religion and maybe the Bronze Age people thought that the sun were going by a ship over the sky. The ship barrows were probably the graves of important persons who were involved in the trade over the Baltic Sea.