GIS-material for the archaeological project: St. Olai cemetery

SND-ID: SND 2042

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst


The information in the abstract is translated from the archaeological report:
During winter 2004 and spring 2005 the Swedish National Heritage Board's Contract Archaeology Division, UV Öst, performed a field evaluation in central Norrköping, due to trenching works for district cooling. The trenching affected the medieval and early modern city layers, RAÄ 96. Both cultural layers from the 17th and 18th century and graves from the Middle Ages and the early modern period, belonging to Saint Olai church, were found. Waste and demolition layers as well as ground preparation layers were found on Skolgatan street. Part of the street has probably been located only a block away from Saint Olai church during the late Middle Ages/early modern period. The layers date to the 17th century, both from before and after the street regulation that took place during the second part of the century. No traces of older street stretches or of the known city fires were found. South-east of the church, graves from the medieval and early modern cemetery were discovered. A ditch west of the graves might represent the cem

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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

Historic time

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Norrköping Municipality, Sankt Johannes Parish

Geographic description: Östergötland, St Johannes, S:t Olai cemetery

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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)


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District cooling through central Norrköping

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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). District cooling through central Norrköping. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Time period(s) investigated

Historic time

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2004-11
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Type of archaeological remains

Grave, unknown type , Coffin



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Published: 2012-11-21
Last updated: 2016-07-07