Hot diggity dang!!!

Last week we whilst doing an archaeological investigation, stage II, at Öland we found this stone cist. It was about time we came back with some real results and this one is a beaut’. It wasn’t visible above ground but as you can see it is more or less undamaged just below the plow depth.

It is probably from to early Iron Age and as it’s only about 1,50 m long it might be a child burial. More info and pics are available at Kalmar County museum blog (in Swedish).

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 “Hot diggity dang!!!

  • Jonathan Jarrett

    Nice one! The pictures leave me a bit confused: is this the lid, and the rest still in situ below? If so, will you be opening it? Forgive me if this already happened and I’m not that far up to date yet!

    • Magnus Reuterdahl

      Exactly, it’s the lid – under that the cist should be. As it is only ca 1,5 m it’s probably a young individual.


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