Landsjö 2015

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Umeå University

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

Description

Archaeological investigations conducted during July 2015 in Landsjö, Kimstad Parish, Östergötland demonstrated that the steep outer bailey at Landsjö has never been a defensible structure, but was either never finished or never intended to offer anything more than an imposing facade to the west.

The investigations also revealed rich artefact finds within the castle bailey's perimeter. Trenches were opened within two buildings abutting the western wall, and a sandy mount across the dry moat south of the castle was also investigated. The latter seems to be composed entirely of spoil from the digging of the moat, and yielded knapped quartz and two sherds of prehistoric pottery.

The probable home of an 18th century smallholding was also discovered. Four trenches on the castle islet also revealed 25 medieval potsherds, with a majority of Early Red glazed ware Sw. äldre rödgods, dating to the period c. 1250-1350. The few sherds of other wares also fit nicely in this interval. The pottery’s dates agree both with the written sources for Landsjö and with the dates of the six coins found dur­ing the e

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Umeå University

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

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0999

Alternative title

Excavations in 2015 at Landsjö Castle in Kimstad Parish, Östergötland, Sweden.

Description

Archaeological investigations conducted during July 2015 in Landsjö, Kimstad Parish, Östergötland demonstrated that the steep outer bailey at Landsjö has never been a defensible structure, but was either never finished or never intended to offer anything more than an imposing facade to the west.

The investigations also revealed rich artefact finds within the castle bailey's perimeter. Trenches were opened within two buildings abutting the western wall, and a sandy mount across the dry moat south of the castle was also investigated. The latter seems to be composed entirely of spoil from the digging of the moat, and yielded knapped quartz and two sherds of prehistoric pottery.

The probable home of an 18th century smallholding was also discovered. Four trenches on the castle islet also revealed 25 medieval potsherds, with a majority of Early Red glazed ware Sw. äldre rödgods, dating to the period c. 1250-1350. The few sherds of other wares also fit nicely in this interval. The pottery’s dates agree both with the written sources for Landsjö and with the dates of the six coins found dur­ing the e

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Language

English

Time period(s) investigated

Middle neolitic

Middle ages

18th century

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Kimstad Parish

Lowest geographic unit

Parish

Highest geographic unit

Parish

Data contains personal data

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Landsjö 2015 - Images and finds list

Citation

Martin Rundkvist, Umeå University (2016). <em>Landsjö 2015 - Images and finds list</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002861">https://doi.org/10.5878/002861</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Umeå University

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

Description

The dissemination folder includes 258 images of the archaeological investigation, a csv file documenting these images, and an excavation report in pdf format.

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Mode of collection: Field observation

Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-07-03 — 2015-07-17

Data collector: Umeå University

Time period(s) investigated

Middle neolitic

Middle ages

18th century

Published: 2017-02-03
Last updated: 2017-05-19