GIS-material for the archaeological project: Scramasax, settlement and graves in Skälstad

SND-ID: SND 2072

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst


The information in the abstract is translated from the archaeological report:
During 2005 a preliminary investigation and a subsequent final excavation were performed on the archaeological sites RAÄ 1, 15 and 133 within the property Skälstad 1:2, Kvillinge parish in Norrköping. In the north-east part of the excavation area three rune stones are situated, of which one might stand in its original location. No features or finds were discovered nearby the rune stones, because the ground was very disturbed by cables and trenches. Earlier surveys have shown that the settlement site RAÄ 113 and the burial ground RAÄ 15 date to two separate time periods, namely the Early Iron Age and the Vendel era (Late Germanic Iron Age), and that the burial ground has to distinct main datings - the early and the late Vendel era. The excavation showed that one of the graves could be as old as from the late Migration period. The youngest dating from the burial ground was Viking age. No activities older than the settlement site, that is Early Iron Age, have been discovered. Probably the settlement site was turned into

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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, Kvillinge Parish

Geographic description: Östergötland, Kvillinge, Skälstad 1:2

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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


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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). Skälstad. 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: 2005-03
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Type of archaeological remains

Settlement area , Burial ground



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Published: 2012-11-21
Last updated: 2016-07-13