Daily Archives: July 15, 2011

Evidence of olden day archaeology

Today I found an old envelope that gives evidence to the history of archaeology. On an envelope the address to a long gone 14C-laboratory is printed; Laboratoriet för radioaktiv datering Frescati, Stockholm 50.

I’m not quite sure how long it was opened for business though I know it was active during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and was used by archaeologists, it is mentioned several times in Fornvännen, for example in this issue from 1959, and the stamp on the envelope says 1977. So during that time span it was active – today it is no more, as far as I know – in other words a remain of olden day archaeology.

Magnus Reuterdahl

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