GIS-material for the archaeological project: The urban cultivated lands of Skänninge

SND-ID: SND 2058

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst


The information in the abstract is translated from the archaeological report:
Due to the planned construction of a new train station in Skänninge, Mjölby municipality, the Swedish National Heritage Board's contract archaeology division, UV Öst, performed a preliminary investigation beside the existing station in November 2005. Skänninge is seen as being one of the central places of Östergötland County already in the Late Iron Age and Early Middle Ages. Recent excavations have also indicated that the place has had central functions already in the Early Iron Age. The historical maps show that the investigated area is situated on what was once cultivated land belonging to the city of Skänninge, at least from the 17th century and onwards. Most of the remains found during the excavating are connected to agriculture. A few features were found that might be older than the agricultural layers, but that are difficult to interpret. One of them, a shallow pit or the remains of cultural layer, has been dated to the late Bronze Age/early Iron Age. East of the railway are modern layers of soil, as thick as

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Responsible department/unit

Uppsala University
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Method and time period

Time period(s) investigated

Late bronze age–Historic time

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Mjölby Municipality, Allhelgona Parish

Geographic description: Östergötland, Allhelgona parish, the railway station area in Skänninge

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Topic and keywords
The urban cultivated lands of Skänninge

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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.

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Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst. Uppsala University (2014). <em>The urban cultivated lands of Skänninge</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href=""></a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Time period(s) investigated

Late bronze age–Historic time

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2005-11
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Type of archaeological remains

Agrarian remains , Railway remains



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