well done runestone and to that, gravestone
Unlike my other runestones this one is raised on a beach cemetery over "beloved mother and father". It's probably the first runestone that were raised over a deceased in nearly 900 years.
In change between viking- and medieval- age (beginning of the 12th century) the tradition of carving runestones lives on. But now much indicates that they raised there runestones on the graveyards instead, where the forefathers lie after the introduction of Christianity. If this is true, this means that the oldest gravestones in fact are runestones.
Uppdaterad 14 september, 2006 av Kalle Runristare All rights reserved, ©