excavations at Old Uppsala in 2012 and 2013 will considerably increase our
knowledge of the site.
excavations were brought about because The Swedish Transport Administration
plans to redirect the East Coast Railroad.
This has given archaeologists
opportunity to investigating an area of 70 000 square metres.
The main goal
of the project is to explore “landscaping and community building in Old Uppsala
in the Iron Age and middle ages.”
We wish to
emphasise that the site was created based upon the social relationships
existing between the elite of society and the population at large.
was selected so as to highlight the whole spectrum of social groups rather than
focusing solely on the King and the aristocratic environment
are a joint venture project involving Riksantikvarieämbetet (The Swedish
National Heritage Board), SAU, an independent research foundation, and
Upplandsmuseet (the county museum of Uppland).