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From Kalmar with love

Then this year filed season has started. A few days in Västervik – a few search trenches and a couple of excavated cultivation cairns – not much but a nice start in the sunshine. Now a short period indoors; writing a report on the mentioned field work, making preps for the next fieldwork, writing a few offers on couple of other jobs and so fourth. Lot’s of things to do, and lots of new stuff to learn as I’m new at Kalmar County Museum; all institutions have their way and praxis’s – but the best way to learn is to bite the bullet and on head right on.

A foal playing around his or her mother just south of our work site.

As new things starts up old things catches up – one of the things I worked on last year was a report for Arkeologicentrum on the excavation of a pitted ware site (en gropkeramisk boplats ca 3200-2300 BC) some miles north of Gothenburg in Göta Älvdal called Skepplanda 32:1. The titel is Forntiden på Kattleberg belyst genom arkeologisk undersökning av två förhistoriska boplatser, Skepplanda 32 och 230, Västergötland, Ale kommun, Västra Götalands län and it is written by Lisbeth Bengtsson, Britta Wennstedt Edvinger and myself. Now it’s available in Swedish as a pdf.

That’s all for now

Magnus Reuterdahl


Involuntary radio silence

I’ve participating in a dig about 50 km north of Gothenburg, Sweden’s 2d largest city; I’ll come back to the dig at a later time. As I came to Gothenburg last Sunday I hadn’t expected that just 5 miles north thereof we would have no cell phone access which of course also meant no internet access, this relates to our living quarters. At the dig just north of Skepplanda during day time my phone worked but my internet connection only works from 19.00- 07.00 so this didn’t help me much. Well now I am sitting on the train to Stockholm and experiencing a bit of internet abstinence so I’ll update you on the dig later on – I have internet surfing to be done.

The dig concerned the settlement Skepplanda 230, a Neolithic settlement, but as I said more about that tomorrow or so. Next week I’ll work in Sodertalje a few miles south of Stockholm and a few days on a report. 

Magnus Reuterdahl


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