Previous Archaeological Excavations along the 'Ostlänken' Railway Corridor 1965-2012: Fifteen Kilometers of Ancient History Beneath the Motorway

SND-ID: SND 2383

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board

Description

Previous Archaeological Excavations along the 'Ostlänken' Railway Corridor 1965-2012: Fifteen Kilometers of Ancient History Beneath the Motorway

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

Time period(s) investigated

Iron age–Middle ages

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Trosa Municipality, Västerljung Parish

Geographic description: Along the E4 motorway through Västerljung and Trosa-Vagnhärad parishes.

Lowest geographic unit

Parish

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Topic and keywords
Publications

Wigren, Sonja & Öström, Kerstin (1986). Femton kilometer forntid under motorvägen: fornlämningar från bronsålder till medeltid i Trosa-Vagnhärads, Västerljungs och Lästringe socknar i Södermanland : arkeologiska undersökningar 1979-1981. Archaeological report 1984:30. Stockholm: Riksantikvarieämbetet
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Type of archaeological investigation

Archaeological excavation

Dataset 1
Settlement remains in Åbro, ancient monument 209, Västerljung parish

Description

The ZIP file contains a shape file with metadata from the excavation, and two maps in GeoTIFF format.
The ancient monument 209 was comprised of two hearths and an area with soot and fire-cracked stone, situated by Åbro. The remains were dated to the Late Iron Age and the Middle Ages.

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Citation

Swedish National Heritage Board. Uppsala University (2014). <em>Settlement remains in Åbro, ancient monument 209, Västerljung parish</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002191">https://doi.org/10.5878/002191</a>

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Data format / data structure

Still image

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board

Time period(s) investigated

Late iron age–Middle ages

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-06–1979-11
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board

Type of archaeological remains

Settlement remains, other

Organisationens dnr för undersökningen

3403/78

ProjektID

p478002

478002

RAÄ-nr

Västerljung 209:1

Trosa-Vagnhärad 385:1

Dataset 2
Partial excavation of a Late Iron Age cemetery, ancient monument 25, Kumla, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish

Description

The ZIP file contains three Shape files with information on trenches and features, and a map in GeoTIFF format. The excavation covered the northern part of a late Iron Age cemetery. 28 graves were found on the investigated area, seven of which were probable inhumations. High phosphate levels were surveyed in a field beside the cemetery, but no traces of prehistoric activity were found. Settlement remains in the shape of hearths and fire-cracked stones were however found underneath the graves.

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Citation

Swedish National Heritage Board. Uppsala University (2014). <em>Partial excavation of a Late Iron Age cemetery, ancient monument 25, Kumla, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002192">https://doi.org/10.5878/002192</a>

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Data format / data structure

Still image

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board

Keywords

late iron age

Time period(s) investigated

Late iron age

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09-03–1979-09-28
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-06-13–1980-08-15
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board

Type of archaeological remains

Settlement remains, other , Burial ground , Hearth

Organisationens dnr för undersökningen

3403/78

ProjektID

p479002

479002

RAÄ-nr

Trosa-Vagnhärad 25:1

Dataset 3
Ancient monument 271, an Early Iron Age and Migration Period cemetery, and a settlement with uncertain dating, Lundby, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish

Description

The ZIP file contains three Shape files with information on trenches and features, and a map in GeoTIFF format.
The excavation uncovered 40 Iron Age graves, most of which were stone settings. Few artefacts were found. The burial custom and artefacts date the cemetery to the Early Iron Age and Migaration Period. Underneath the cemetery, two areas of settlement remains were uncovered. The features included hearths, post holes and two burnt mounds. The settlement was mainly dated to the Early Iron

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Citation

Swedish National Heritage Board. Uppsala University (2014). <em>Ancient monument 271, an Early Iron Age and Migration Period cemetery, and a settlement with uncertain dating, Lundby, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002193">https://doi.org/10.5878/002193</a>

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Data format / data structure

Still image

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board

Time period(s) investigated

Early iron age

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-05-10–1979-09-19
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board

Type of archaeological remains

Settlement , Burial ground

Organisationens dnr för undersökningen

3403/78

ProjektID

p479003

479003

RAÄ-nr

Trosa-Vagnhärad 271:1

Dataset 4
Partial excavation of an Early Iron Age cemetery, ancient monument 24, Kumla, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish

Description

The ZIP file contains three Shape files with information on trenches and features, and a map in GeoTIFF format.
The excavation was carried out in August and September 1979 and covered part of a cemetery with ten previously known graves. Four stone settings, of which two four-sided, and a hearth were excavated. The burial type, burial custom and the fact that few grave goods were deposited indicate a dating to the Early Iron Age.

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Citation

Swedish National Heritage Board. Uppsala University (2014). <em>Partial excavation of an Early Iron Age cemetery, ancient monument 24, Kumla, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002194">https://doi.org/10.5878/002194</a>

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Data format / data structure

Still image

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board

Time period(s) investigated

Iron age

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-08-20–1979-09-14
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board

Type of archaeological remains

Grave, unknown type , Stone setting

ProjektID

p479004

479004

RAÄ-nr

Trosa-Vagnhärad 24:1

Dataset 5
A stone setting from the Early Iron Age and a hearth, ancient monument 236, Kumla, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish

Description

The ZIP file contains three Shape files with information on trenches and features, and a map in GeoTIFF format.
The excavation was carried out in August 1980 and covered a site with a stone setting, a hearth found ca. 15 m from the grave, and a presumed stone setting that turned out to be a natural formation. The location of the grave and the burial custom indicate an Early Iron Age dating of the stone setting.

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Citation

Swedish National Heritage Board. Uppsala University (2014). <em>A stone setting from the Early Iron Age and a hearth, ancient monument 236, Kumla, Trosa-Vagnhärad parish</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002195">https://doi.org/10.5878/002195</a>

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Data format / data structure

Still image

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board

Keywords

early iron age

Time period(s) investigated

Early iron age

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-08-11–1980-08-19
  • Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board

Type of archaeological remains

Grave, unknown type , Hearth

Organisationens dnr för undersökningen

3403/78

ProjektID

480001

p480001

RAÄ-nr

Trosa-Vagnhärad 236:2

Trosa-Vagnhärad 236:1

Published: 2014-09-22
Last updated: 2020-01-24