Busy, busy, busy….

Posted: September 17, 2009 in Archaeology, Excavation, Historical Archaeology, History
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Hello everyone around the world!

I’m sorry for not posting much content to the blog today. I’ve been really superbusy today and will continue to be that the next couple of days. On Sunday I’ll hope to be more or less be running in full speed again.

It is my university studies of historical archaeology that takes a lot of time. So I can give you an example of what it can be like. At the moment we are currently working with a block in Lund. The point is that we cover and write a report on the history from the Stone Age until today and what has happened. We are also looking at things as social status, crafting, buildings, and what buildings that is important to preserve.

My group have the block known as Repslagaren in Lund in the southern part of Sweden. The name is connected to a factory during the 20th century which manufactured “ropes” of all kinds to boats etc. So far we have discovered that we have a church Saint Stephen. The first one was built in timber during 1050 AD and was demolished probably around 1110. Another church also to honor Saint Stephen built in stone this time which stood until the reformation. During the excavation in the 1970’s there was found over 2000 graves. We also have some metal crafting during the medieval period and later on we have gardens a high elementary school for girls as well as factory for making sugar. The sugar factory failed during the middle of the 19th century. It only succeed in making a badly smelling fluid.

It is really an interesting report to make and requires a lot of research and it is a good excercise. But to conclude were all the houses have been is quite hard to figure out because they are mentioned in written sources or sometimes seen in the archaeology. But due to the way the archaeology sometimes were handled 30-40 years ago much have been destroyed and was poorly documented. The report will be finished in the beginning of October.

Feel free to ask if you want to know more, I’ll maybe post more updates about it later on.

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