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

SND-ID: SND 2389

Description Data and documentation

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.

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

Late bronze age–Early iron age

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Trosa-Vagnhärad Parish

Geographic description: Fänsåker 1:25

Topic and keywords

Subject area

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

Publications

Type of archaeological investigation

Archaeological excavation

Dataset
A cracked-stone mound in Fänsåker

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.

Version 1.0

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>

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Data format / data structure

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board UV Mitt

Time period(s) investigated

Late bronze age–Early iron age

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-06–1991-07

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2014–2014
  • Data collector: Uppsala University

Type of archaeological remains

Burnt mound

Länsstyrelsens dnr för undersökningen

220-6189-90

Organisationens dnr för undersökningen

2459/91

ProjektID

400001

p400001

RAÄ-nr

Trosa-Vagnhärad 121:1

Published: 2020-01-28