Neolithic settlement

I’m sitting on the train towards Gothenburg and then to Skepplanda where I will work on an excavation the coming three weeks. The excavation concerns a Neolithic settlement called Skepplanda 32:1. It is ca 100 x 75 m. At a previous excavation in order to delineate the settlement finds including a post hole, flints including three flint knifes and a flint arrow head (Beckers type B) etc.

I’ll keep you updated.

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 “Neolithic settlement

  • ArchAsa

    Interesting, sounds possibly Middle Neolithic but it may predate the Pitted Ware phase and it could even be Early Neolithic as the tanged arrow heads were in use much earlier in West Sweden and Southern Norway than the rest of Sweden.

    Keep us posted

    • Magnus Reuterdahl

      Well we just started, two search trenches wherein the second we found some nice flints, a few scarpers and a couple of arrow heads and one small shard of ceramics though I just caught a quick glance of them as I worked with the total station and the rover (a Trimble 5800 GPS receiver) to mark the settlement etc most of the day. Part of the area consists of arable land, part of land for summer houses and some woodland so there are possiblities that part of the settlement is not affected or only in a low degree by human activity.

      I’ll keep you updated!


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