Senneolitisk grav i Uppåkra

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Abstract

Geophysical survey of the Iron Age settlement at Uppåkra church in southwestern Scania revealed some odd anomalies at the highest point of the study area. The anomalies showed a rectangle surrounded by a circle. Excavation uncovered a rectangular pit with drystone walls and a stone-paved floor, surrounded by an annular ditch with a diameter of eight metres. Looters had severely damaged this apparent grave in the recent past. Minuscule remains of an adult person and a child were found. The structure dates from the Late Neolithic. During the excavation repeatedly conducted image based modelling was used to document the grave and excavation process in 3D.

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  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI AchPro)
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  • Archaeology
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)147-160
JournalFornvännen
Volume110
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes