GIS-material for the archaeological project: Burial ground, skeleton and agricultural layers by the penal institution in Skänninge

SND-ID: SND 2022

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Östergötland County Museum, Archaeology department


The information in the abstract is translated from the archaeological report:
Before the rebuildning of the National Road 32/50, a field evaluation of the ancient monuments RAÄ 37 and 38 in the city of Skänninge, was carried out. During the survey, nine graves, of which seven unmarked childrens' graves and two stone settings, were found. South of the burial ground, two overlapping agricultural layers and a few ard marks were found. In this area was also found an inhumation grave, part of a stream bed/ditch and a road. In the inhumation grave remains of wood were found, interpreted as a coffin. The individual was osteologically determined as a male.The skeleton bore traces of severe violence. The grave has been dated to the Viking Age.

One of the most remarkable results of the evaluation was the high level of lost and damaged archaeological remains and ancient monuments due to ploughing, during the decade that has passed between the initial archaeological assessment and the field evaluation. It is thus of the highest importance to excavate the archaeological remnants before they are lost by pl

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Responsible department/unit

Archaeology department

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Method and time period

Time period(s) investigated

Early iron age

Middle ages

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Mjölby Municipality, Skänninge Parish

Geographic description: Östergötland, Skänninge, Östanå 6:1 and Skänninge 3:1

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Östanå 6:1 & Skänninge 3:1

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Associated documentation


The ZIP file consist of GIS files and an Access database with information about the excavations, findings and other metadata about the archaeological survey.

Version 1.1

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Östergötland County Museum, Archaeology department. Uppsala University (2014). Östanå 6:1 & Skänninge 3:1. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Östergötland County Museum, Archaeology department

Time period(s) investigated

Early iron age – Late iron age

Middle ages

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2009-06
  • Data collector: Östergötland County Museum, Archaeology department

Type of archaeological remains

Burial ground , Agricultural deposit



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Published: 2012-11-21
Last updated: 2016-10-06