Jackie Taffinder

The Alvastra project goes international

Dale R. Croes, Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services The Alvastra project has gone international. Just after Midsummer we attended a conference in what one of the participants described as beautiful Bradford, Great Britain. The Wetland...

0 2016.08.28
Meetings News Stone Age

Another bead

Photographed from Montelius’ publication by Ola Myrin, SHMM. In this phographed version the scale is not 1:1. The bead is only 29 mm long and 19 mm wide. On the 29 September last year I wrote a blog post about the small bone bead found at the...

0 2016.05.13
Finds News Bead Bone/antler

Fishing at Alvastra

Accession number 34984:x221y425, F6 (Fid 1188532) Fishing hook of boar tusk Photo: Gabriel Hildebrand, SHMM The picture shows an exquisitely preserved and previously unpublished object from the 1976-1980 excavations at the Alvastra pile dwelling. It...

4 2015.11.26
Eastern trench Finds Meetings Tooth Stone Age

Interim translations

If you search our database under accession number 34984 you will be greeted by a cascade of Swedish. This is not how we would like it to be but at the moment we are restricted by the confines of our database. Eventually it will be possible to...

0 2015.10.13
Finds General Stone Age

Duality in Dagsmosse

  Dagsmosse Mire is the spring-fed mire in which the Alvastra pile dwelling is situated. When the news reached us that the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences had granted the Alvastra pile dwelling project funding, I...

0 2015.09.28
Finds Bone/antler Interpretation Stone Age