Previous Archaeological Excavations along the 'Ostlänken' Railway Corridor 1965-2012: Fifteen Kilometers of Ancient History Beneath the Motorway - Ancient monument 271, an Early Iron Age and Migration Period cemetery, and a settlement with uncertain dating, Lundby, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board

Research principal

Uppsala University rorId


Previous Archaeological Excavations along the 'Ostlänken' Railway Corridor 1965-2012: Fifteen Kilometers of Ancient History Beneath the Motorway

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The excavation uncovered 40 Iron Age graves, most of which were stone settings. Few artefacts were found. The burial custom and artefacts date the cemetery to the Early Iron Age and Migaration Period. Underneath the cemetery, two areas of settlement remains were uncovered. The features included hearths, post holes and two burnt mounds. The settlement was mainly dated to the Early Iron Age, with solitary datings to the Bronze Age and Vendel Period.

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Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

Data format / data structure

Type of archaeological investigation

Archaeological excavation

Type of archaeological remains

Settlement, Burial ground

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Description of the mode of collection: Digitalisering och georeferering av analoga ritningar och planer.
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-05-10 – 1979-09-19
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Trosa Municipality, Västerljung Parish

Geographic description: Along the E4 motorway through Västerljung and Trosa-Vagnhärad parishes.

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Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Administrative information


Organisationens dnr för undersökningen: 3403/78

ProjektID: p479003

ProjektID: 479003

RAÄ-nr: Trosa-Vagnhärad 271:1

Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Archaeology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


Wigren, Sonja & Öström, Kerstin (1986). Femton kilometer forntid under motorvägen: fornlämningar från bronsålder till medeltid i Trosa-Vagnhärads, Västerljungs och Lästringe socknar i Södermanland : arkeologiska undersökningar 1979-1981. Archaeological report 1984:30. Stockholm: Riksantikvarieämbetet

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Published: 2014-09-22
Last updated: 2020-01-24