GIS-material for the archaeological project: A flat-grave cemetery from the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in Vikbolandet

SND-ID: SND 2088

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Description

The information in the abstract is translated from the archaeological report:
Due to construction of three houses, the Swedish National Heritage Board's contract archaeology division, UV Öst, performed an excavation of a flat-grave cemetery in Vikbolandet east of Norrköping. The cemetery is now delimited to the north, south and east while its borders to the west and north-west are located outside the investigation area and thus not established. A total of 190 cremation graves were excavated. 151 individuals were identified, of which 36 infants and adolescents. Three graves consisted of double burials. Most of the graves were urn pits with deposits of pyre debris, but other forms of burial customs such as bone pits, urn pits with no pyre remains and cremations laid directly on the ground surface were also identified. The graves contained several features such as covering stones, bottom stones, stone fills and thick layers of soot and charcoal. Some of the graves wore signs of having been marked above ground. The finds consisted mainly of pottery and resin from bark boxes, but also bear claws, t

... Show more..

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Responsible department/unit

Uppsala University
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Time period(s) investigated

Late bronze age–Early iron age

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Norrköping Municipality, Styrstad Parish

Geographic description: Östergötland, Styrstad, Agetomta 2:3

Lowest geographic unit

Parish

Topic and keywords
Publications
Dataset
A flat-grave cemetery from the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in Vikbolandet

Download data

Associated documentation

Description

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

... Show more..

Citation

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst. Uppsala University (2014). <em>A flat-grave cemetery from the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in Vikbolandet</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001825">https://doi.org/10.5878/001825</a>

Download citation

Data format / data structure

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Time period(s) investigated

Late bronze age–Early iron age

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2005–2006
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Type of archaeological remains

Burial ground

Intrasisprojekt

AO2005116

Länsstyrelsens dnr för projektet

431-13073-05

Producents dnr för projektet

423-3418-2005

ProjektID

p505036

Published: 2012-11-21
Last updated: 2016-07-20