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Gravfält vid Östjädra. (Dingtuna 66:1, 67:1, 68:1) (post nr. 3)
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These three grave fields (gravfält) located in Östjädra, Dingtuna are so nearby each other so probably it was one grave field before but the Swedish National Heritage Board (Riksantikvarieämbetet) have categorized them separately. Together, they consist of 28 burials consisting of 21 circular stone-settings (runda stensättningar), 1 rectangular stone-setting and 6 standing stones (bautastenar/resta stenar). Many of the stone-settings are clearly visible unlike many grave fields I have visited and 4 out of the 6 standing stones are still standing. These grave fields dates to the Younger Iron Age ("Yngre järnåldern", 375-1042). In Sweden, The Younger Iron Age is broken up into three periods including the Migration Period ("Folkvandringstiden", 375-550), the Vendel Period ("Vendeltiden", 550-793) and lasty the famous Viking Age ("Vikingatiden", 793-1042). There is no evidence that these grave fields were used in the Bronze Age because of the lack of burial cairns (gravröse) but nearby in the other grave fields just southwest there are burial cairns. It can be that when they ran out of space in the older grave fields they started burying the dead in a new area closeby.
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The four standing stones in grave field 67:1 are in a row creating what is called a stone row (stenrad). They are not very large and measure 0.4-1.3m in height. Next to the stone row there is an information sign but the entire sign has fallen off somewhere... The other two standing stones in grave field 68:1 are huge and probably some of the largest in Västmanland. Unfortunately, they have both fallen over and one has split in two parts. They were about 2-2.5 meters high, 0.5-0.8 meters wide and 0.4-0.5m thick. I placed my water bottle by them so you can see how large they would have been when standing.
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#dingtuna #östjädra #västerås #västmanland #sverige #sweden #gravfält #gravefield #bronsålder #bronsåldern #bronzeage #järnålder #järnåldern #ironage #viking #vikings #vikingar #vikingage #vikingatid #history #historia #fornlämning #fornlämningar #fornminne #forntid #archaeology #arkeologi #ancientmonument #standingstone #bautasten

Timta gravfältet, Östjädra. (Dingtuna 30:1) (post nr. 2)
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There are so many grave fields (gravfält) in Dingtuna so I will do a few posts for each one. The parish of Dingtuna is the richest in Västmanland for ancient monuments (fornlämningar). This grave field was more than I expected. Next to the grave field is the ruins of a cottage (torp) called "Timta", thus the name. The larger area is called Östjädra. When I climbed up the hill and over the ridge, in front of me were two monumental burial cairns (gravrösen) in amazing condition. There were also some well preserved circular stone-settings (runa stensättningar) around the burial cairns. Overall the grave field has 40 ancient monuments consisting of 2 burial cairns, 34 circular stone-settings and 4 standing stones (bautastenar/resta stenar). There also seems to be a kind of "cist-grave" that I saw and added the photo to this post.
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The larger burial cairn is 13m in diameter and 2 meters high, the smaller is 9m in diameter and 0.7m high. The grave field itself is 120x60 meters in size. The standing stones are 0.7-1.1m in height. They almost seem to be in a circle and one has fallen over. Maybe they once made a stone circle (domarring). In Sweden, burial cairns were the burial practice of the Bronze Age (1700-500BCE) and the stone-settings and standing stones were from the following Iron Age (500BCE-1050CE). The last period of the Iron Age was the Viking Age. People here may have been burying their dead since the Stone Age but their burials were not as monumental and have not been found yet.
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#timta #dingtuna #västerås #västmanland #sverige #sweden #gravfält #gravefield #bronsålder #bronsåldern #bronzeage #järnålder #järnåldern #ironage #viking #vikings #vikingar #vikingage #vikingatid #history #historia #fornlämning #fornlämningar #fornminne #forntid #archaeology #arkeologi #ancientmonument #gravröse #burialcairn

Timta gravfältet, Östjädra. (Dingtuna 30:1) (post nr. 1)
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There are so many grave fields (gravfält) in Dingtuna so I will do a few posts for each one. The parish of Dingtuna is the richest in Västmanland for ancient monuments (fornlämningar). This grave field was more than I expected. Next to the grave field is the ruins of a cottage (torp) called "Timta", thus the name. The larger area is called Östjädra. When I climbed up the hill and over the ridge, in front of me were two monumental burial cairns (gravrösen) in amazing condition. There were also some well preserved circular stone-settings (runa stensättningar) around the burial cairns. Overall the grave field has 40 ancient monuments consisting of 2 burial cairns, 34 circular stone-settings and 4 standing stones (bautastenar/resta stenar). There also seems to be a kind of "cist-grave" that I saw and added the photo to this post.
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The larger burial cairn is 13m in diameter and 2 meters high, the smaller is 9m in diameter and 0.7m high. The grave field itself is 120x60 meters in size. The standing stones are 0.7-1.1m in height. They almost seem to be in a circle and one has fallen over. Maybe they once made a stone circle (domarring). In Sweden, burial cairns were the burial practice of the Bronze Age (1700-500BCE) and the stone-settings and standing stones were from the following Iron Age (500BCE-1050CE). The last period of the Iron Age was the Viking Age. People here may have been burying their dead since the Stone Age but their burials were not as monumental and have not been found yet.
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#timta #dingtuna #västerås #västmanland #sverige #sweden #gravfält #gravefield #bronsålder #bronsåldern #bronzeage #järnålder #järnåldern #ironage #viking #vikings #vikingar #vikingage #vikingatid #history #historia #fornlämning #fornlämningar #fornminne #forntid #archaeology #arkeologi #ancientmonument #gravröse #burialcairn

GÅLRUMS GRAVFÄLT
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Gravfältet vid Gålrum i Alskog socken har stor variation av gravar från bronsåldern till romersk järnålder. 125 fornlämningar, varav fem rösen, åtta skeppssättningar, 111 runda stensättningar samt en bildsten som 1925 flyttades några kilometer från Tomtängskvior till Gålrum. Mindre rösen, gravar och skeppssättningar som pryder fältet är från järnåldern.
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#gålrum #gravfält #bronsåldern #järnåldern #gotland

BUTTLE FORNMINNEN
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Bronsåldersbosättning: Altajme, Nygårds
En bebyggelsemiljö från sanno­likt sen bronsålder till medeltid. Här finns bosättningsspår och åkersystem från sen bronsålder, gravfält från tidig järn­ålder, husgrunder och stenhägnader från äldre järnålder och bildsten, åker- och namnformer samt boplatsspår från sanno­likt yngre järnålder - tidig medeltid. Sedan 2013 pågående utgrävning.
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Bildstenar vid gården Änge
De bildstenar som ännu står på ursprunglig plats (in situ) tycks oftast kunna knytas till en bestämd gård. De två bildstenarna vid Ange gård är uppställda intill gårdsbebyggelsen och i di­rekt anslutning till den forna huvudvägen från Visby mot Lye.

Den ena stenen, Gotlands största kända, är rikt ornerad, även om ristningarna i dag är svåra att se. Intill stenarnas röt­ter har man vid en undersökning påträffat ytterligare fem bildstenar (kiststenar) samt kol, djurben och krukskärvor. Stenarna dateras till 700-800 e Kr.
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#buttle #bronsåldern #fornminnen #gotland #altajme

RANNARVE GRAVFÄLT
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Rannarveskeppen är ett säreget gravfält från yngre bronsåldern i Klinte socken på östra Gotland, strax nordost om Klintehamn. På gravfältet finns åtta fornlämningar; sex skeppssättningar, en rund stensättning och en rest sten.
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#gannarve #gravfält #bronsåldern #gotland

Orrbo hage hällristningar. (Västerås 214:1, 214:2)
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In Northern Gideonsberg there is a large mound that has for a long time been called "Orrbo hage". It might look like a burial mound (gravhög) but it is actually a natural rocky knoll. The interesting part is that it would have been a very small island in the Bronze Age and near the top of the hill there are Bronze Age petroglyphs (hällristningar) in the form of cup marks (skålgropar), numbering around 50 on two separate stones. When I was up there there were about 20 visible but the other ones running up the hill have been covered over by soil and grass. The other stone is kept in Västmanlands läns museum and has been cleaned up.
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This area of Gideonsberg is called Nordanby gärde and the hill stands in the middle of the park surrounded by apartment buildings. Here in the middle ages there was a village called Orrbo but it has now completely disappeared under the modern city. In the surroundings in Gideonsberg there are many petroglyhps, one with two Bronze Age ships which was in one of my earlier posts. Cup and ring marks could have some sort of religious significance for seafarers who may have landed on the small island to make offerings to their gods for safe passage. Others believe they were some kind of fertility symbol and even others think they ritually ground grain in them as part of a ceremony.
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#orrbohage #gideonsberg #västerås #västmanland #sverige #sweden #hällristningar #petroglyphs #fornlämning #fornlämningar #history #historia #fornminne #forntid #bronsålder #bronsåldern #bronzeage #archaeology #arkeologi #cupmarks #skålgropar #sverigeshistoria #ancient #ancientmonument #petroglyph #viking #vikings #forntiden

Hällristningar, pilbåge och inblick i bronsålderns livsvillkor. Vitlycke museum är värt en omväg. #hällristningar #vitlyckemuseum #bronsåldern #archery

Besök på Ekehagens forntidsby.
Pausar i en av husen i bronsåldersbyn. Som av en händelse plockar jag fram min nålbindning ur väskan. Något handarbete följer alltid med och idag var det ett mindre utrymmeskrävande arbete som fick plats i väskan bland vattenflaskorna. Det är hett idag och skönt med vind som blåser igenom min tillfälliga bostad på bronsåldern.
#notknittingtoday #nalbindning #nålbindning #aslestitch #åslestygn #ekehagensforntidsby #bronsåldern #lucasochjag #forntid

Doodles from a time long ago

Från det ensamma gamla hagtornsträdet vid Mandelmanns trädgård har man en fantastisk utsikt över omgivningarna ända ner mot havet.
#semesterminne #mandelmannsträdgård #utsikt #gravhög #bronsåldern

Gravröse vid Bäckby. (Västerås 263:1)
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Right in the middle of Bäckby, Västerås in a forested area there is a burial cairn (gravröse) from the Bronze Age. You would never think that there was a 3,000 year old monument in this heavily populated modern landscape. In the middle of the large apartment complex there is a small forested area on a hill and right at the highest point you will find the burial cairn. This area was once the medieval village of Hällby but was sucked into Västerås long ago. The ruins of Hällby is nearby even no longer visible and even the school there is still called Hällby skola.
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The burial cairn is 10 meters in diameter and 0.8 meters in height, built from stones 0.5-0.8 meters large but on the top they range from 0.8-1.2 meters. The stones were aranged around a large natural boulder (flyttblock) that is 3x2 meters. There was once a grave field comprised of stone-settings (stensättningar) on the hill but were excavated and recorded before the new apartment buildings were built. They found objects such as combs, spears, glass beads and a metal bucket from the Iron Age. This shows that this area was at least inhabited from the Bronze Age into the Iron Age and people continued to bury their dead in the same place. There is also a stone-string (stensträng) 70 meters long right next to the cairn.
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#hällby #bäckby #västerås #västmanland #sverige #sweden #gravröse #burialcairn #bronsålder #bronsåldern #bronzeage #viking #vikings #history #historia #sverigeshistoria #fornlämning #fornlämningar #fornminne #forntid #archaeology #arkeologi #ancientmonument #ironage #järnålder #järnåldern

Första lektionen på Ahlstars Charter School handlade om bronsåldern. #hemskolning #ahlstarscharterschool #vitlyckemuseum #bronsåldern #hällristningar #summer2018 #utflykt #tanum #sweden #sverige

Alltså, 2 500 hällristningar. Jag har aldrig sett så många tidigare på samma plats. Tankarna svindlar när man börjar uppdatera sig på sten- och bronsåldern. 10 000-6000 år sedan. Tänk hur viktig människans behov är att få uttrycka sig! Och här stod jag för två helger sen med en målarpensel i handel i uppvärmd lada och massor med färger på tub.👩🏻‍🎨 #konstnärerna #stenåldern #bronsåldern #nämforsen #art #stoneage #longtimeago #theartists #visitsweden #carvings 🇬🇧 2 500 carvings at the same place. 10 000-6 000 years ago. I’m so amazed. Stoneaged people had dreams, just like us. We all have a painter within us.😊😍

Bronsåldermänniskans bildkonst på #himmelstalund i #norrköping.
Pronssikauden ihmisten kuvataidetta Norrköpingissa. .
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#kalliopiirros #hällristningar #bronsåldern #pronssikausi #rockcarving #bronzeage

Efter Mandelmanns turistade vi vidare runt Kivik och hittade lite spännande platser ☀️ #österlen #semester #kivik #kungagrav #bronsåldern #bronsåldersgravar #stenhög #fika #björnbär @andreasholmsten

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