GIS-material for the archaeological project: Cultural layers and remnants of iron working by the Smedby burial ground

SND-ID: SND 2030

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst


The information in the abstract is translated from the archaeological report:
Due to construction of a new walk and bicycle path between Brånnestad and Rambodal, the Swedish National Heritage Board's Contract Archaeology Service, UV Öst, performed an excavation in the "Skålsvampen" city block in Smedby, formerly in S:t Johannes parish, in the city of Norrköping, Östergötland county. A previous field evaluation had noted prehistoric settlement remains along the planned trail. The excavation was performed in April and May 2003. Parts of the cultural layers, as thick as 1.2 m, discovered during the evaluation, were excavated. Several chronological layers were observed as well as stone packings and pits within the cultural layers. The layers have been built up both deliberately in connection with construction work and through manuring. The finds mainly consisted of burnt and unburnt bone and a few pottery shards. Two pits and a stone packing were dated to the Late Vendel Period/Early Viking Age.
In addition, approx. ten settlement features were excavated, such as pits, hearths and post holes. One

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Protection and ethical review

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Method and time period

Time period(s) investigated

Iron age

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Norrköping Municipality, Sankt Johannes Parish

Geographic description: Östergötland, Norrköping, Kv Skålsvampen

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Topic and keywords

Research area

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


iron age

Foot and cycle path between Brånnestad and Rambodal

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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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Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst. Uppsala University (2014). Foot and cycle path between Brånnestad and Rambodal. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst


iron age

Time period(s) investigated

Iron age

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2007-04–2007-05
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Type of archaeological remains

Settlement traces , Cultural layer , Iron smithing remains



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