List of bones, osteological analysis, Ajvide, Eksta parish, Gotland, Sweden

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Alexander Sjöstrand - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient history

Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient history rorId

Research principal

Uppsala University - Department of Archaeology and Ancient history rorId


List of bones for the osteological analysis performed on the mass material from the Pitted ware culture site Ajvide, Eksta parish, Gotland, Sweden, in Alexander Sjöstrands PhD thesis "Changes, activities and bones".
The bone material is derived from archaeological excavations performed by Stockholm University, Gotland University and Uppsala University between the years 1983-2017.

The list of bones contains the base dataset from the osteological analysis with information on ID-number, x and y coordinates, layer, area, layer, burnt/unburned, taxa/species, bone element, bone part, part of the body, side, number of fragments, weight, size (divided into three categories, 0-25mm, 26-50mm, 51-75mm and larger than 75mm), bone id (only a few posts where bone fragments fit together and has been linked in the list of bones via a bone id), age (fused/unfused), age assessment, other comments, date for analysis, and 4 variables for the analysis of the osteological material from the 2017 excavation. Trench, which square, context and FFI (fracture freshness index)

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Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Pitted ware culture, Ajvide

Sampling procedure

The sampling for the osteological analysis is based on identified areas and activities at the site Ajvide. A total of 13 different areas were chosen for analysis. All information regarding the sampling is published in Sjöstrands 2022 PhD thesis "Changes, activities and bones".

Time period(s) investigated



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Type of archaeological investigation

Archaeological excavation

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Gotland Municipality, Eksta Parish

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Archaeology and Ancient history

Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Archaeology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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Sjöstrand, A. (2022). Changes, Activities and Bones : Intra-site analysis of the Pitted Ware Culture site Ajvide on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland. PhD thesis. Uppsala University.
ISBN: 9789150629354
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-470391

Sjöstrand, A., & Wallin, P. (2017). Rapport från arkeologisk undersökning vid Ajvide 2:1 2017 Eksta 171:1.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-371435

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Published: 2024-03-28