Traces of a Swedish army camp from 1644 revealed at Uppåkra by extensive magnetometer survey

Immo Trinks, Manuel Gabler, Mario Wallner, Erich Nau, Alois Hinterleitner, Roland Filzwieser, Lars Larsson, Wolfgang Neubauer

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In the framework of an archaeological prospection case study conducted at the Swedish Iron Age site of Uppåkra near Lund, a large number of anomalies caused by buried archaeological remains were detected using extensive magnetic surveys. Written sources report that the Swedish army under Field marshal Gustav Horn had established a camp near the village of Uppåkra in autumn 1644, awaiting the approaching Danish army. Magnetic anomalies of two large, square structures, numerous pits and several pit alignments have been interpreted as possible traces of buried remains of this army camp. We present archaeological prospection data from Uppåkra with regard to the events that took place during Horn's war in 1644.

Sidor (från-till)125-138
TidskriftArchaeological Prospection
StatusPublished - 2022

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Funding Information:
The LBI ArchPro case study Uppåkra was funded by the Vienna based Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro). The LBI ArchPro ( has been established as an international cooperation of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (A), the Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung (A), the University of Vienna (A), TU Wien (A), the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik – ZAMG (A), Airborne Technologies (A), 7reasons (A), the Römisch‐Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) in Mainz (D), the Federal state archaeology of Westphalia‐Lippe – LWL (D), the Swedish Central National Heritage Board – RAÄ UV (S), the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research – NIKU (N), Vestfold og Telemark fylkeskommune – Kulturarv (N), and Tron GmbH (D). The funding for the airborne laser scanning survey at Uppåkra was kindly provided by Torsten Söderbergs Stiftelse in 2011. Arc 3D

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© 2021 The Authors. Archaeological Prospection published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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