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

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

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Responsible department/unit:

Uppsala University

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 2088

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

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

Late bronze age — Early iron age

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden, Norrköping Municipality, Styrstad Parish

Geographic description: Östergötland, Styrstad, Agetomta 2:3

Lowest geographic unit:

Parish

Subject area:

Version 1.1:

2014-04-14 doi:10.5878/001825

Version 1.0:

2012-10-03 doi:10.5878/001141

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A flat-grave cemetery from the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in Vikbolandet

Suggested 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>

Intrasisprojekt:

AO2005116

Länsstyrelsens dnr för projektet:

431-13073-05

Producents dnr för projektet:

423-3418-2005

ProjektID:

p505036

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

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.

Data format / data structure:

Geospatial

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Data collection:

Mode of collection: Field observation

Time period(s) for data collection: 2005 — 2006

Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Time period(s) investigated:

Late bronze age — Early iron age

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