Stensö Castle 2015

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Umeå University

Martin Rundkvist - Umeå University, Department of historical, philosophical and religious Studies

Description

Investigations in 2015 in different parts of the archaeological site at Stensö Castle, Östra Husby parish, Östergötland, identified the western section of the castle's ringwall as well as a number of heaps of material which was extracted from the ruins for reuse. A rune carving was discovered on the outside of the southern tower, with the inscribed name 'Helge' - possibly a builder, worker, or the tower's architect. The excavations yielded rich finds of medieval ceramic, for the most part Early Red glazed ware (ca. 1250-1350 C.E.).

Purpose:

The aim of the archaeological investigations at Stensö Castle was to build upon the results from the 2014 excavation season at Stensö Castle.

Subject area

Keywords

Map

Responsible department/unit

Umeå University

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Umeå University

Martin Rundkvist - Umeå University, Department of historical, philosophical and religious Studies

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0998

Alternative title

Excavations in 2015 at Stensö Castle

Description

Investigations in 2015 in different parts of the archaeological site at Stensö Castle, Östra Husby parish, Östergötland, identified the western section of the castle's ringwall as well as a number of heaps of material which was extracted from the ruins for reuse. A rune carving was discovered on the outside of the southern tower, with the inscribed name 'Helge' - possibly a builder, worker, or the tower's architect. The excavations yielded rich finds of medieval ceramic, for the most part Early Red glazed ware (ca. 1250-1350 C.E.).

Purpose:

The aim of the archaeological investigations at Stensö Castle was to build upon the results from the 2014 excavation season at Stensö Castle.

Language

English

Time period(s) investigated

Middle ages

Geographic spread

Lowest geographic unit

Parish

Highest geographic unit

Parish

Subject area

Keywords

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Dataset 1

Stensö Castle 2015 - Images

Suggested citation

Martin Rundkvist, Umeå University (2016). <em>Stensö Castle 2015 - Images</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002846">https://doi.org/10.5878/002846</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Umeå University

Martin Rundkvist - Umeå University, Department of historical, philosophical and religious Studies

Description

The dataset consists of a series of images documenting excavations at Stensöborg, as well as an excel file describing these excavation images. The download package also contains the excavation report.

Keywords

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Still image

Data collection

Mode of collection: Field observation

Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-06-01 — 2015-07-31

Data collector: Umeå University

Time period(s) investigated

Middle ages

Variables

6

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Dataset 2

Stensö Castle 2015 - Finds List

Suggested citation

Martin Rundkvist, Umeå University (2016). <em>Stensö Castle 2015 - Finds List</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002847">https://doi.org/10.5878/002847</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Umeå University

Martin Rundkvist - Umeå University, Department of historical, philosophical and religious Studies

Description

The dataset consists of finds lists from the excavations at Stensöborg, as well as an a codebook describing the contents of the finds list. The download package also contains the excavation report.

Keywords

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Still image

Data collection

Mode of collection: Field observation

Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-06-01 — 2015-07-31

Data collector: Umeå University

Time period(s) investigated

Middle ages

Variables

9

Published: 2017-01-10