Föreståndare för MARIS.
Stäket vid Valstad - Arkeologisk provundersökning, Kallåker 4:4, Gamleby socken, Västerviks kommun, Kalmar län, SmålandMer info
Västervik : Stiftelsen Västerviks museum, 2018. ( ; )
In spring 2016, Södertörn University and MARIS, in collaboration with Västerviks Museum, conducted an archaeological research survey at Stäket, Kallåker 4:4 in Gamlebysocken, Västervik municipality, Kalmar County, Småland. At the survey two trenches were dug on land in connection with a previously known "pole blockage" in the water of Dynestadviken at a place called Stäket. One trench was placed in a stone construction situated close to the level of the Viking age shore line. The other trench was orientated in today's wetland adjacent to the timber construction in the water.The stone "cairn- like" construction lays in line with the timber construction in the water and are interpreted by us as associated with the underwater remains. The test trench was done in that part of the construction which is closest to the water. But the stone cairn seems to continue west at least 10 m up the beach slope. In the trench a brow, a flint and fragments of processed wood were found. Underneath and between the stones, wooden poles emerged of which one dates back to Viking age-early Middle Ages.The other trench, in the wetland closer to the water, could only be dug to approx. 0.2 m depth, but in this area several wooden poles appeared as well as parts of planks and a smallbox shaped wooden construction.Several of the upright standing poles, both in the water and on land have been dated to late Iron age, but there are also some dating of poles and planks from late Medieval/EarlyModern period. In connection to wood sampling in the water for dating of the poles a well worked oak plank also was found. The plank is dated to late Viking period and is very likely from a boat.During late Viking period, the place for the site was the most topographical strategic part of the waterway between the bay of Gamlebyviken and the protected inner water around Dynestadsjön. The choice of place gives an indication that the construction during this time is linked to strategy and protection of the rich Iron Age homeland north of the construction.The exact function of the constructions at Stäket cannot be said at the present time and there are several possible functions. The most obvious interpretation is to see it as a blockage defending the inlet, but there is also a possibility that the remains we know about today actually are a part of a larger harbour arrangement. Other possibilities which can't be excluded is that the construction could have been used for fishing or that some of the poles are remains of a bridge over the narrow inlet. Combinations of these different functions areof course also possible. Considering the different dating and the mix of wooden material is also very likely that the use and function of the place have changed during history.
Smoking Guns - New Research on Two Early-Modern battlefields in the Baltic Sea: Mars (1564) and Svärdet (1676)Mer info
Joint Exploration of the Sunken Past - Examples of Maritime Archaeoogical Collaboration Between Industry and Academica in the BalticMer info
In: Under the Sea. Cham : Springer, 2017. 53-63.
This chapter examines the benefits and constraints of collaboration between an archaeological research unit and a commercial company, using as examples joint research conducted by MARIS (Maritime Archaeological Research Institute at Södertörn University) and the Swedish commercial marine survey company MMT. The examples presented here included the detailed reconstruction by remote sensing of deeply submerged shipwrecks and the mapping and discovery of submerged archaeological landscapes and associated artefacts such as fish traps, which can then be examined more closely by archaeological divers. The benefits to archaeologists of collaborating with well-equipped commercial companies are obvious, but the benefits are mutual. The demands of archaeological research can generate new technological solutions that have commercial application, as well as producing results with wider educational and social benefits. Provided that archaeological investigations are embedded in the normal commercial operations of the company, such collaboration can be cost-effective for both parties, and is further enhanced by collaboration with film companies, which generates wider public interest and publicity for all concerned.
Mars (1564) - the initial archaeological investigations of a great 16th-century Swedish warshipMer info
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 2017, 46 (1): 92-107.
Before the Swedish warship Mars exploded and sank in action against a combined Danish and Lübeckian fleet in 1564, it was one of the largest ships in the world. In 2011 the wreck was relocated off the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the favourable conditions in the brackish water, about two thirds of the hull is preserved on the sea bottom, including the stern with the large sterncastle. The aim of this article is to present initial archaeological observations and results of work since 2011. We briefly describe the historical context and research perspectives regarding this wreck.
Dokumentationen av Gribshunden (1495) har påbörjats... - Unika skeppsdetaljer och sjunken monsterhund!Mer info
Gribshunden (1495) - Skeppsvrak vid Stora Ekön, Ronneby, Blekinge. Marinarkeologiska undersökningar 2013-2015Mer info
Southampton : The Highfield Press, 2013.
Shipwrecks are a key site-type for maritime archaeological research and their investigations have been prominent in the subject’s development over the last sixty years. At one time their value was often squandered, with anything from cursory surveys to total excavations being undertaken for the same reason George Mallory suggested that mountains were climbed: because they were there. Today it is recognised that the remains of wrecked ships, through their distribution in time and space, their variety and their complexity, comprise one of the richest forms of archaeological source material. This volume brings together researchers who explore the ways in which ships can be understood and interpreted as material culture through their wreck sites, focusing on ships as artefacts, as agents, as technology, as society, as ideology and as symbols, as well as on what they carried and the people who sailed on them. Collectively they show that shipwrecks are not just the preserve of nautical specialists but have wider implications for the understanding of human action and past societies.The editors: Jonathan Adams is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton and the founding Director of Southampton’s Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA) and Johan Rönnby, Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Maritime Archaeological Research Institute (MARIS) at Södertörn University.
Huddinge : Arkeologi, Södertörns högskola, 2013. (Södertörn arkeologiska rapporter och studier ; )
One of His Majesty's 'Beste Kraffwells' - the wreck of an early carvel-built ship at Franska Sternarna, SwedenMer info
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 2013, 42 (1): 103-117.
We report recent fieldwork on an early-16th-century wreck in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. The discovery not only provides new insights into early carvel shipbuilding and its adoption across northern Europe but manifests the changing role of ships and the nature of power and agency in the process of state formation at the dawn of the modern world. (C) 2012 The Authors
“Kraveln” - The wreck of an early carvel-built ship at Franska Stenarna, Stockholm Arhipelago SwedenMer info
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 2012, 41 (2): 350-361.
We report an exceptionally well preserved 17th-century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea. The investigation of the intact 3-dimensional hull at 130 m depth in the cold dark water has demanded new methods of documentation. Field investigation of ‘The Ghost Ship’ has been done in co-operation with a nautical survey company, combining archaeological skills with advanced technology and filming for a television documentary. The discovery offers detailed knowledge about Dutch shipbuilding and the construction of fluyts. We also believe that study of the social organisation aboard this small trading ship can give insights into the mentality and ideology of the period.
Skeppet Mars (1564) - fältrapport etapp 1 2011 : inledande skeppsdokumentation, identifiering av kanon, observerade föremål och avgärnsning av vrakplatsenMer info
Arkeologiska undersökningar i Södermanlands skärgård - Rapport från projektet Förmoderna kustmiljöer. Naturresurser, klimat och samhälle vid östersjökusten före 1800 - ett miljöhistoriskt projekt.Mer info
Huddinge : Arkeologi, Södertörns högskola, 2011. (Södertörn arkeologiska rapporter och studier ; )
Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2010.
I denna bok undersöker lärare vid Södertörns högskola tradition och praxis inom undervisningen i tio ämnen: arkeologi, filosofi, företagsekonomi, genusvetenskap, geografi, historia, idéhistoria, journalistik, medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap samt musikutbildning. Vissa av bidragsgivarna har valt att göra en bred översikt av det egna ämnets pedagogiska utveckling medan andra har fördjupat sig i ett visst problem. Några har intervjuat sina kolleger, andra redogör för pedagogiska utvecklingsprojekt och åter andra tar avstamp i egna reflektioner och tidigare litteratur på området. Gemensamt är att samtliga utgår från ett historiskt perspektiv och att tyngdpunkten ligger på didaktiska frågor om den konkreta undervisningens innehåll och utformning.Sammantaget ger de tolv bidragen en fördjupad förståelse av varför högskolepedagogiken idag ser ut som den gör samtidigt som det öppnar upp för alternativa pedagogiska förhållningssätt och praktiker. Genom att studera det som har varit får vi perspektiv på det som är och i bästa fall också redskap för att tänka nya tankar om hur det skulle kunna vara i stället.
Kraveln - marinarkeologiska undersökningar av ett skeppsvrak från tidigt 1500-tal i Nämdöfjärden, Stockholms skärgårdMer info
[Avhandlingsrecension] Leif Grundberg, Medeltid i centrum. Europeisering, historieskrivning och kulturarvsbruk i... - Studia Archaeologica Universitatis Umensis 20. Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundets handlingar 59. Umeå 2006. 360 s. ISBN 91-7264-202-5.Mer info
Journal of Maritime Archaeology 2007, 2 (2): 65-82.
The interaction between humans and the maritime coastal landscape must be one of the central theoretical questions for maritime archaeology. How should an academic discipline, which is defined by its studies in a certain physical milieu, avoid the trap of environmental determinism and still be able to argue for the special influence of the maritime factor? And how should this long-term relation to the sea be interpreted and described? In this article, based mainly on material from the central Swedish Baltic Sea coast, three examples of long-term structures regarding the relationship between people and the sea are discussed. The structures, here called “maritime durees”, which almost all coastal habitants in the analyzed area seem to have had in common are linked to: exploitation of marine resources, communication over water and the mental presence of the sea. In conclusion the actual meaning of these long-term structures for everyday life and for cultural and social change are discussed in comparison to more short term structures: the changing historical circumstances and possibilities for people to choose different strategies.
Identity, Threat and Defiance - Interpreting the ‘Bulwark’, a 12th Century Lake Building on Gotland, SwedenMer info
Journal of Maritime Archaeology 2006, 1 (2): 170-190.
“Bulverket” in Gotland has been one of Sweden’s longest standing archaeological mysteries since its purpose was first pondered by Oscar Montelius in 1868. For some, the enormous timber construction in the middle of the lake at Tingstäde was obviously military, but other suggestions spanned the entire social spectrum: a market place, a religious centre, a crusader barracks, a pirate base or even a prison. Whatever its function and meanings, the enterprise demanded a prodigious investment of labour and must represent someone or some group with considerable power and motivation. Yet soon after its construction it seems to have played out its role and been abandoned. The reasons are of course implicated in the fascinating structure itself but they also have to be sought in the wider context of contemporary Gotlandic society.
Röset i Huskvarnaviken - provgrävning i ett förmodat bronsåldersröse på fyra meters djup i Vättern : Ljungarums socken i Jönk...Mer info
In: Sammanställningar av uppsatser från kursen Pedagogik i högre utbildning, 20 poäng läsåret 2003/04.. Stockholm : Lärarhögskolan, 2005. -.
Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2004.
With people's relationship to water as a unifying theme, this book explores and interprets archaeological material from different historical periods and with topics ranging from stone-age coastal hunters to nineteenth-century pilots. Human cultural interaction with the marine environment around the Baltic Sea is the key concern.
Hästholmens hamn - Marinarkeologisk förundersökning: Västra Tollstads socken, Ödeshögs kommun, Östergötlands länMer info
Tomtningar i utskärgården från yngre järnåldern - arkeologiska undersökningar på Landsort, Torö sn, SödermanlandMer info
Stockholm : Sjöhistoriska museet, 1996.
Bålverket - om samhällsförändring och motstånd med utgångspunkt från det tidigmedeltida Bulverket i Tingstäde träsk på GotlandMer info
Stockholm : Tiden, 1994.