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Skepplanda 32; the beginning of the end

It’s been a hot couple of days with lots of sun, but all is well in Skepplanda due to lots and lots of water and some nice finds that keeps the spirits high.

In this picture at the S part of the settlement a search shaft has been made wherein we’ve found several nice flints, among them a few arrow heads and next to it in a newer search pit (not seen in this picture) we’ve found parts of a stone axe.

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In this picture is the NNW part within a part of arable land, used up until last year.

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This part of the field we ploughed and then harrowed. As it has been ploughed up until now the ploughing init self does not harm the settlement, after the harrowing we’ve field walked the area and collected finds, mostly flints and measured them with a total station, from this we can see the spread of finds within the area. These finds are not in its orginal place but show general patterns. We will harrow the field three times and do field walks to get a good picture then we’ll start to excavate this area.

Best wishes

Magnus Reuterdahl

Week one in Norrbotten 2008

This week I’ve part of a small excavation of a hearth. The hearth has been part of a cot or a staltomt. In an earlier post I was a bit wrong regarding the geography of the place that we just excavated. It’s not south of Kalix but east of Kalix by the lake Renträsk in the vicinity of Lantjärv just a few km west of lokal 7 where we dug last year.


During the week we have been excavating this hearth. The hearth is placed upon a rock.


This particular one seems to be from the 18th or 19th century, according to the finds. The hearth probably looked very much like this one we built.


The finds are bones from several animals such as elk, reindeer, fish and birds. We have also found a couple of nails, a fishing hook and some fragments of clay pipes.

The next couple of days I will be working on cleaning and registrating the finds and do some osteology on the bones.

The excavation has been carried out by Norrbottens museum.

Magnus Reuterdahl

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