Previous Archaeological Excavations along the 'Ostlänken' Railway Corridor 1965-2012: Archaeological assesment within the planned E4 motorway.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Description:

From 17/10/1990 to 08/11/1990 the Swedish National Heritage Board has performed investigations of five areas (named area 5-8 and 12/13) and one preliminary investigation of one area (named area 14) within the planned motorway of the E4 motorway, passing Norrköping.

In area 5, located at Borgs säteri, remains of residential nature was found. Ceramic finds give a possible dating of the Vendel period to the Viking age.

Area 6 is located next to Motala ström. Settlement remains were found, concentrated in the south part of the area.

Within area 7 a large settlement containing two areas of cultural layers were found. Ceramics place part of the ancient monument in the bronze age.

Area 8 also contained remains of residential nature, possibly from the iron age and the bronze age.

Area 12/13 is located east of the burial site RAÄ 15. 22 features with burned bones were found.

16 stone settings and possible stone settings previously unknown were discovered during the preliminary investigation of area 14. The previously known stone setting RAÄ 6 is located within the area.

Subject area:

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

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Responsible department/unit:

Uppsala University

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 2476

Description:

From 17/10/1990 to 08/11/1990 the Swedish National Heritage Board has performed investigations of five areas (named area 5-8 and 12/13) and one preliminary investigation of one area (named area 14) within the planned motorway of the E4 motorway, passing Norrköping.

In area 5, located at Borgs säteri, remains of residential nature was found. Ceramic finds give a possible dating of the Vendel period to the Viking age.

Area 6 is located next to Motala ström. Settlement remains were found, concentrated in the south part of the area.

Within area 7 a large settlement containing two areas of cultural layers were found. Ceramics place part of the ancient monument in the bronze age.

Area 8 also contained remains of residential nature, possibly from the iron age and the bronze age.

Area 12/13 is located east of the burial site RAÄ 15. 22 features with burned bones were found.

16 stone settings and possible stone settings previously unknown were discovered during the preliminary investigation of area 14. The previously known stone setting RAÄ 6 is located within the area.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

Iron age — Middle ages

Bronze age

Vendel era — Viking period

Geographic spread:

Lowest geographic unit:

Parish

Highest geographic unit:

Parish

Commissioning organisation:

Swedish Road Administration

Subject area:

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

Type of archaeological investigation:

Archaeological assessment, Archaeological assessment

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License:

Creative Commons License

Archaeological assesment within the planned E4 motorway

Suggested citation:

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst. Uppsala University (2020). Archaeological assesment within the planned E4 motorway. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/8x72-5459

Producents dnr för projektet:

5291/90

ProjektID:

p590004

Rapport nr:

UV Mitt 1990

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Swedish National Heritage Board, UV Öst

Description:

The ZIP-file contains four shapefiles with information on trenches, ancient monuments, archaeological finds and other data from the archaeological survey, as well as ten geo-referenced maps (© Lantmäteriet i2014/00696) of the survey in GeoTIFF-format.

Data format / data structure:

Still image

Geospatial

Type of archaeological remains:

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Field observation

Time period(s) for data collection: 1990-10-17 — 1990-11-08

Data collector: Swedish National Heritage Board UV Mitt

Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis

Time period(s) for data collection: 2014

Data collector: Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Published: 2020-01-21
Last updated: 2020-02-04