Knee deep in water

Only a few days left and still we haven’t found the bottom of the construction A7. To make things worst we have hit the mother load of ground water. So we’ll have to use a pump for the water and try to get deeper and deeper, it never ends!!!


The water is about 2-4 dm deep.

We’ll hopefully be done by tomorrow or at latest by Thursday noon.


Here’s me and our Field Supervisor Frida in archaeological action.

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Magnus Reuterdahl


About Magnus Reuterdahl

I am an archaeologist/Osteologist from Sweden. My main intrest lays in north Euorpean archaeology in, preferbly the prehistory of the late iron age and the neolithic periods. I've also got a strong intrest for Chinese archaeology, especially the neolithc Yangshao culture. I also write about cultural heritage and cultural history. Mitt namn är Magnus Reuterdahl, jag är arkeolog och osteolog och arbetar företrädesvis i Sverige även om jag gjort ett par vändor till Kina. På den här bloggen skriver jag om mitt yrke, om fornlämningar, kulturarv och kulturhistoria m m. View all posts by Magnus Reuterdahl

2 responses to “Knee deep in water

  • Åsa

    That’s a rather impressive quantity of water. No chance that you are actually excavating av small dug well?

  • Magnus Reuterdahl

    I don’t belive so, we are very close to the Iron Age sealine and not far from (less than 100 meters) from a marsh, but I’ll take it up. But you are right about the quantity of water, it is massive. It quickly fills up to about three or four dm. Today we found the bottom of the construction ca 135 cm under the surface. So with one day left we have bugun to tear down the profile walls.

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