Previous Archaeological Excavations along the 'Ostlänken' Railway Corridor 1965-2012: A cracked-stone mound in Fänsåker

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board UV Mitt

Description

Site RAÄ 121:1, at Fänsåker 1:25 was investigated in 1991, as part of plans to set up a preschool in the area. The remains at RAÄ121:1 har earlier been registered as an indefinite stone circle. During an investigation in 1990 the site's categorization was changed to heap of fire-cracked stones connected to a settlement layer.

The 1991 investigation focused on the stone heap, but also uncovered 16 other features, including hearths, postholes, and other cultural remains. The heap itself yielded ceramic sherds, knapping stones, bones burnt and unburnt, flint chips, and a greenstone axe fragment. Two C14 samples from the heap were dated to between the Late Bronze and and Early Iron age.

Subject area

HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Archaeology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board UV Mitt

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 2389

Description

Site RAÄ 121:1, at Fänsåker 1:25 was investigated in 1991, as part of plans to set up a preschool in the area. The remains at RAÄ121:1 har earlier been registered as an indefinite stone circle. During an investigation in 1990 the site's categorization was changed to heap of fire-cracked stones connected to a settlement layer.

The 1991 investigation focused on the stone heap, but also uncovered 16 other features, including hearths, postholes, and other cultural remains. The heap itself yielded ceramic sherds, knapping stones, bones burnt and unburnt, flint chips, and a greenstone axe fragment. Two C14 samples from the heap were dated to between the Late Bronze and and Early Iron age.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

Late bronze age — Early iron age

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Trosa-Vagnhärad Parish

Geographic description: Fänsåker 1:25

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Archaeology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Type of archaeological investigation

Archaeological excavation

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A cracked-stone mound in Fänsåker

Citation

Swedish National Heritage Board UV Mitt. Uppsala University (2020). <em>A cracked-stone mound in Fänsåker</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/nvpw-9v04">https://doi.org/10.5878/nvpw-9v04</a>

Länsstyrelsens dnr för undersökningen

220-6189-90

Organisationens dnr för undersökningen

2459/91

ProjektID

400001

p400001

RAÄ-nr

Trosa-Vagnhärad 121:1

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board UV Mitt

Description

The ZIP file contains Shape files and an MS Access database with information about trenches, features, finds and other metadata from the archaeological survey.

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Geospatial

Type of archaeological remains

Data collection

Mode of collection: Field observation

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-06 — 1991-07

Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis

Time period(s) for data collection: 2014 — 2014

Data collector: Uppsala University

Time period(s) investigated

Late bronze age — Early iron age

Published: 2020-01-28