Gravfält vid Östjädra. (Dingtuna 66:1, 67:1, 68:1) (post nr. 3)
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.
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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