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  • Soten's mythical cultural history highlighted in new book

    [25 Nov 2019] Soten is an archipelago in northern Bohuslän, whose well-known and secretive name was already known during the Viking Age. In the newly published book "Soten: en bohuslänsk kulturhistoria från Hållö till Väderöbod", the authors archaeologist Henrik Alexandersson and historian Ulf Nyrén have explored Soten's history up until our own time.

  • Research projects on locating neolithic central sites receives research funding

    [18 Oct 2019] The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (RJ) has decided to grant just over SEK 21 million to humanities and social science research at the University of Gothenburg. Among the recipients we find archaeologists Karl-Göran Sjögren and Tony Axelsson's project "Uncovering a hidden neolithic landscape. Locating neolithic monumental sites through remote sensing, geophysics, and archaeology", which has been granted a total of 5,082,000 SEK.

  • Excavations in Varnhem continue to surprise archaeologist

    [9 Oct 2019] Since 2005 there have been active excavations in Varnhem, with the Viking Age "Kata farm" as the most important finding thus far. During the 1920s the medieval monastery was excavated, but the associated economy buildings were still in what was then arable land. Now the focus of excavations have returned to the monastery and its associated activities. Thanks to the University of Gothenburg having placed their archaeological field courses in Varnhem, new excavations can be conducted in the monastery area.

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