Excavation

This year the dig will stretch the whole month of June. The excavation area is closed off from the public, but visitors are more than welcome to attend our guided tours at announced times. Keep a look out for available tour dates here on our website and in our social channels!

Interpretation

When we find pieces of the past, these have to be interpreted in their context. Not until then can the information transform into knowledge and later presented to others.

Research

The excavataion is in itself a rather small part of the job of an archaeologist. The heavy lifting actually starts when the excavation is all done. When all the material is washed, recorded, preserved and analyzed, the interpretation can begin to take place. It is only at this stage that the picture can be assembled to show what happened so long ago. All information is then gathered in a report that later, together with the material artifacts, act as building blocks for future scientific research.

Presentation

Of great importance for archaeology is that we make it publicly relevant and available. This is specifically important for the Sandby borg project. Besides being a unique and highly noteworthy place, it’s also fairly difficult to visit, physically. To be able to share the interpretation that is being done, both in the field and also in the scientific research, we have this website as a base for all knew knowledge.

Osteology

Considering that large amounts of the discoveries in the fort consist of skeletons, of animals as well as humans, it is highly important that an osteologist (expert in bones) is present in the field. When a human skeleton is discovered the osteologist steps in to secure the most accurate excavation possible. When the dig is finished the osteologist cleans and analyzes the bones in the laboratory. Through a human osteological analysis information such as sex, age, body length, and possible illness and cause of death can be determined.

Preservation

Objects of glass and metal that are discovered during the excavations are brought in for preservation. In the laboratory the conservator digs out the fragile finds from parts of the surrounding soil and preserves objects in order to stop degrading and restore them to their former glory. Some of these results can be viewed on our page of discoveries.

Thank you for your help!

Together you all helped us make the dig of 2015 a reality. A big THANK YOU to all of you who helped with our Kickstarter campaign!

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Project Organisation

Dr. Helena Victor

Projektledare, forskningsansvarig Sandby borg
Museiarkeologi Sydost

0480-451310, 070-3871577
Dr. Per Lekberg

Enhetschef arkeologi
Museiarkeologi Sydost

 0480-451341, 070-283 38 13

Nicholas Nilsson

Ekonomiansvarig
Museiarkeologi Sydost

 0480-451335, 070-3417816

Dr. Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay

Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor
Museiarkeologi Sydost
Linnéuniversitetet

 0480-451328, 0725-507828

GRASCA doktorand Clara Alfsdotter

Fältosteolog
Bohusläns museum

Doktorand/Doctoral Candidate
GRASCA – The Graduate School of Contract Archaeology
Linnaeus University

GRASCA doktorand Fredrik Gunnarsson

Arkeolog/GIS-samordnare
Museiarkeologi sydost

Doktorand/Doctoral Candidate
GRASCA – The Graduate School of Contract Archaeology
Linnaeus University

Contributing scientists, specialists and Ph.D. students

Docent Bodil Petersson

Linnéuniversitetet – ansvarar forskning kring kulturarvsbruk, särskilt med digital inriktning i Riksbanksprojektet När tiden stannade.

Docent Anna Kjellström

Osteoarkeologiska forskningslaboratoriet vid Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia, Stockholms universitet – ansvarar för de osteologiska analyserna i Riksbanksprojektet När tiden stannade.

Docent Gunilla Eriksson

Arkeologiska forskningslaboratoriet vid Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia, Stockholms universitet – ansvarar för av molekylära analyser i Riksbanksprojektet När tiden stannade.

Dr Carolina Jonsson Malm

Tillämpat kulturarv vid Kalmar läns museum och Linnéuniversitetet – ansvarar för analysen kring kommunikation och användning av Sandby borg idag i Riksbanksprojektet När tiden stannade.

Dr. Nicolo Dell’Unto

3D-modellering
Lunds Universitet

Max Jahrehorn

Konservator
Oxider konservering

Dr. Mikael Larsson

Arkeobotanik
Lunds Universitet

Dr. Andreas Viberg

Arkeologiska forskningslaboratoriet Stockholms universitet
AndreasViberg.se

Daniel Lindskog

Visuell kommunikation
Past Production

Sebastian Jacobsson

Film och fotografi
Waxfilm

Dr. Torbjörn Brorsson

Keramikspecialist
Kontoret för Keramiska Studier (KKS)

Associated scientists

Professor em. Ulf Näsman

Linnéuniversitetet: Folkvandringstid, ringborgar, senromerskt glas

Dr. Charlotte Fabech

Romersk järnålder, vapenoffer, ritual och landskap.

Dr. Sarah Croix

Århus Universitet

Prof. em. Bo Gräslund

Uppsala Universitet

Prof. em. Frands Herschend

Uppsala Universitet

Prof. em. Ola Kyhlberg

Uppsala Universitet, järnålder

Dr. Lennart Lind

Stockholms Universitet, romersk numismatik

Jean Soulat

Ingenieur d’études, Landarc, merovingertid

Collaborators

MAGNUS GOTTFRIDSSON

EKELUNDA HEREFORD

ROTATION

SVANTE JOHANSSON & GUNILLA ROSVALL

ULLEVI MJÖLK AB