It’s been a short but intense week. Tomorrow is Midsummers Eve in Sweden, and we take a well-deserved day off.

Time flies and we need to work swiftly, still everything must be recorded and documented meticulously. Our osteologist Clara spent much time excavating human remains in the back of the house. What we initially thought was an intact skeleton turned out to be scattered body parts, probably from a single adult male.

We also had a visit this week by quaternary geologist and archaeologist Jens Heimdahl, who specializes in analyzing charred plant remains in archaeological contexts. Jens has collected a large amount of samples from soil layers inside the house, which hopefully can give us clues about its function and construction.

Now we wish you all a nice midsummer, and so we charge for the last week of the excavation when hopefully everything will fall into place! /Ludvig