Stensö Castle 2015

SND-ID: SND 0998

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

Excavations in 2015 at Stensö Castle

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Umeå University

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

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Umeå University

Responsible department/unit

Umeå University
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Time period(s) investigated

Middle ages

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Östra Husby Parish, Östra Husby Parish

Lowest geographic unit

Parish

Highest geographic unit

Parish

Topic and keywords

Subject area

HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
History and Archaeology, Archaeology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Keywords

middle ages, ceramics

Publications
Dataset 1
Stensö Castle 2015 - Images

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.

Version 1.0

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>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Still image

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Umeå University

Keywords

middle ages

Time period(s) investigated

Middle ages

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-06-01–2015-07-31
  • Data collector: Umeå University

Variables

6

Dataset 2
Stensö Castle 2015 - Finds List

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.

Version 1.0

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>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Still image

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Umeå University

Keywords

middle ages

Time period(s) investigated

Middle ages

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-06-01–2015-07-31
  • Data collector: Umeå University

Variables

9

Published: 2017-01-10