Testimony of the spadeTestimony of the spade
Testimony of the spade skrivs på engelska av en svensk arkeolog och osteolog, Magnus Reuterdahl. Bloggen handlar mestadels om arkeologi, kulturmiljövård, runologi, osteologi m.m. Mestadels rör bloggen de fornlämningar jag besöker, böcker och artiklar jag för tillfället läser eller om det jag jobbar med.
Ombud på DIK:s kongress
This post is written in Swedish, it’s states that I am elected as a delegate to DIK’s (Swedish Union for archaeologists) Congress on 24-25 November. Fick ett mail med följande rubrik idag: Grattis du är vald till ombud på DIK:s kongress den 24-25 november. Stort tack till er som röstade på mig! Totalt var 160 ...
Rock-art-lollapalooza part 2: the Fossum site
Next stop on my Rock art lollapalooza in the UNESCO world Herritage site Tanum is Fossum. The rock art in Tanum is dated to the Bronze Age, ca 1500-1000 BC. Among the pictures are hunting scenes, people holding axes, people playing horns and of course lots of ships, animals, foot soles and cup marks etc. ...
Mer om: Västergötland
Mesolithic Motala on film
At the city Motala on the eastern shore line of lake Vettern a big excavation that in part is still on- going that concerns the mesolithics. The excavations are being done by Riksantikvarieämbetet (the National Heritage Board) UV Öst (RAÄ UV Öst) (link in Swedish about the excavation) and by Stiftelsen Kulturmiljö (link in Swedish ...
Mer om: Linköping
Rock-art-lollapalooza part 1
My fiancée, who also is an archaeologist, is currently participating in an archaeological dig at the Swedish west coast, at Tanum. Tanum is internationally known for its rock art sites, the Tanum UNESCO World Heritage site includes a multitude of rock carvings dated to the Bronze Age ca 1700-500 BC. In the area there are ...
Mer om: Sweden
Uppdrag: Få in fler arkeologer på DIKs kongress
This post is written in Swedish regarding the up comming election to DIK (Swedish Union for arcaheologist etc). Nu är röstningen på kongressombuden igång till DIKs kongress, så är du medlem i DIK är det dags att göra din röst hög, personligen propagerar jag för att försöka få in så många arkeologer som möjligt. Läs ...
Mer om: Arkeologi
Platsr ? web toy or web tool?
Heard om platsr (in Swedish playing with the word plats=place and r, or rather the rune R =used to mark ancient monuments on Sweish maps), its a webpage or rather a web toy or web tool that I think this a pretty cool. The idea is that institutions, such as museums or archives, companies or the ...
Mer om: Blekinge
Långban smelting and mining areas
I’m spending Easter in Långban, Värmland where my fiancées sister with family owns a croft that they use as a summer residence etc. Långban is perhaps most famous for its smelting and mining areas where Iron has been mined since the 16th century. Around the mines the yeomenminers formed a small community, Långban. During the ...
Swedish ancient monuments on youtube
Since a few months back I work at the Östergötland County Administrative Board as an archaeologist. A project that has been ongoing for some while, that I haven’t worked on, is a video-project displaying some of the ancient monuments in Östergötland County. Information on the films are presented here. The first of at least four films was ...
Mer om: Youtube
Middle Ages seminar at Östergötland County Museum
Today I’ll attend a seminar on current research and projects concerning the Middle ages in Sweden åt Östergötland County museum, Linköping , Sweden. The seminars are being held by contract-archaeologist as well as resrearchers. Among the seminars are: Vreta Cloister – the franciscan forest convent by Marie Ohlsen, Östergötland museum. Devestation or restructring – the Linköping ...
A historic ?spy? report on Sweden
I currently read Lorenzo Magalottis book Sverige under år 1674 (Sweden during the year 1674 aka Relazione del rigno di Svezia nel 1674) published by Carl Magnus Stenbock 1912. During the later part of he 19th century Elof Tegner found a handwritten report in Italian archives regarding Svecana. It was this one and one written ...
Mer om: Krog
Blankaholm 2012 -Swedish east coast archaeological seminar
Tomorrow it that time of the year, again, when all eyes turns to the East Coast and the metropolis Blankaholm (you can find in google maps or such). Don?t know of it? Well, not many do, but since some years back an annual seminar on archaeology is held there ? lots of fun and interesting ...
Mer om: Sweden
Guidelines of ethics & archaeology
Currently I?m in group assembled by the union DIK (the union for archaeologist, librarians, archivists etc.) discussing ethical guidelines for Archaeology inSweden . We?re only just started so we?re trying to get feel for the subject and finding the framework, through our own experience and through works by other organizations such as AAA, EAA and the Swedish ...
Do you love H.P. Lovecraft?
Me, I’m a big Lovecraft buff and oddly enough it seems a lot of other archaeologists/anthropologists is as well. In Stockholm as in many cities there are free newspapers around, as Metro etc. Since I got my smart phone a few years back this is not a media I turn to too often, though I ...
Mer om: stockholm , Kulturhuset
Etruskerna 3D en usel utställning ? Etruria 3D a bad exhibit
Detta inlägg följer på Svenska Today I visited the exhibit Etruria 3D at the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm. I’m sorry to say this exhibit was shit. The 3D part worked on the stills but was a total waste on TV-screens. The other big, BIG, negative is that you need to ...
A museum in need
I just got word that the museum in Elblag Poland has been flooded when water pipes bursted. Lots of thier litterture had been destroyed or lost and it seems that they are in need to replace this. If I understand correctly it foremost concerns litterature on the Viking age and especially regarding the early medieval Vikings’ emporium ...
Mer om: Museum
Van Halen vs an immaterial cultural heritage
I sat listening to Van Halen the other day ? going through my old albums, on vinyl ? anyone remember those big old round things? When I got to the 1984 album and the hit Jump ? something hit me. This song got me thinking on a Swedish word Ättestupa. While David Lee Roth sees ...
Nytt uppdrag: Etik & arkeologi ? A new mission: Ethics & Archaeology
This post is available in English further down. Som jag nämnt i tidigare inlägg byter jag arbetsgivare från och med den 1 februari, från Länsstyrelsen i Västernorrland till Länsstyrelsen i Östergötland. Det är dock mer på gång för mig inom det arkeologiska ? jag kommer ingå in en arbetsgrupp inom DIK med uppgift att ta ...
Mer om: Arkeologi
Östergötland here I come
Just one week left in Västernorrland County ? then it’s all preparations for my new job at the administrative board in Östergötland County. The job is more or less the same as I’ve been doing up north ie handling different kind of ie processing various types of cases such as different kind of consultations, dealing ...
Flash-back of the Gudrun days
2011 ended with a bang ? a storm named Dagmar hit Sweden with force, together with the storm Cato. Between 2005-2007 I worked with the effects on ancient monuments and remains after two other storms; Gudrun (2005) & Per(2006). Gudrun herself was responsible for damages on at least 75 million cubic meters of forest. In Kronoberg county ...
Happy new year!
2011 is closing in and 2012 is waiting to shine. Though the new year hasn’t started yet it has kind of pre-started for me – In February I start a new employment. This time I turn south again, a bit like a jo-jo, to Linköping where I will work at the county administrative board in ...
Got an early christmas gift today
Got an offer on a new job today. It’ll start next year and means that I’ll be working in Östergötland the better part of next year :) I’ll post more on this at a later date. Merry Christmas Magnus Reuterdahl
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year
Time seems to fly when you enjoy your self or is busy, this year has come and gone and during the last part I really haven?t paid Testimony of the spade as much attention as I should ? I intend to do better next year. But as go through statistics I?ve managed to posts some ...
Pictures from da hood i.e. the nearby wood
If you ever wondered were I live this is it; the suburb Bergshamra. Just a few minutes walk from my apartment in Stockholm I’m more or less in the wood and by the waterfront ? yet I’m only a 10 ? minute ride by the subway to down town Stockholm. Today we took a Sunday ...
Mer om: stockholm
Prehistoric wine & Ancient wine
I’ve started yet another blog, Testimony of a wine junkie – I guess you can figure out what it’s about; my other big interest in life: Wine! I’ve also got a wine blog in Swedish Aqua Vitae if you prefer my native tongue. Next year I’ll participate in EWBC ? the European Wine Bloggers Conference ...
The game of thrones ? the real world?
I?ve just read Jan Rüdiger’s Did Charlamange know Carolingian kingship theory? Before I start off on the book a few notes on who Charlemagne was and on Carolingian theory. In short; Charlemagne (ca 740-814 AD), my namesake, Carolus Magnus aka Karolus Magnus, meaning Charles the Great was the king of the Franks from 768 and ...
Mer om: Martin
Seminar on crime against cultural heritage sites
Jag kommer twittra under seminariet – följ mig på #fornbrott (I’ll tweet the seminar though in Swedish #fornbrott) On Wednesday I?ll be at the Swedish National Herritage boards (RAÄ) seminar on crime against cultural heritage sites. The seminar includes a brief on reported crime against cultural heritage sites 2000-2010, some examples on this and perhaps ...
Mer om: Arkeologi
A visit to Högom
The other day I visited one of the better known ancient monuments in Västernorrlands county; the Högom grave field in Sundsvall . When most hear about big mounds they think of Uppsala Mounds or other big mounds in the lake Mälaren region or further south in Sweden, but there are also several big mounds in the ...
To Italy and back again
Been on a trip to Italy ? that should be good for posts on archaeology and cultural history. Well, I’ve got some culture though the main purpose of the trip was another type of culture; wine. For the second time I’ve been at the European wine bloggers conference, this time around in Franciacorta. I’ll get ...
Field season 2011 is out & done
That was the last of the field season 2011, I’ve had a good season in Kalmar County and lately in Blekinge County. The Blekinge E22 excavations are really interesting and the results are fantastic ? Mesolithic huts, settlements, work sites and amazing grave finds from the Neolithic, the Bronze Age and early Iron Age. It’ll ...
Mer om: Italy , Jönköping
Real world postPhDMer artiklar från denna bloggen:
Welcome Elin Fornander to the real world and congratulations, just yesterday her thesis was printed and she got to hold it in her hands. It still has to be defended ? but I share no fears it will go smoothly ? now it is just the question of finding your place in the archaeological real ...
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