Åloppe Faunal Remains

SND-ID: 2024-4. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.58141/ahsr-7231


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sara Gummesson - Stockholm University, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies orcid

Research principal

Stockholm University - Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies rorId


Database of zooarchaeological analyzes of material from the Neolithic site Åloppe, Norrskog, Uppland, Sweden.
For specified information about the content and analysis, please consult the Description of sampling (in the Collection and method section further down) and the README-file in the Documentation.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Sampling procedure

The material has been analyzed during two occasions, the first analysis in connection with a master's thesis in osteoarchaeology (Gummesson 2008). The second analysis was done within the project "Spatial distribution of animal osteological material at Åloppe, Norrskog." Within the project, a spatial analysis of 17 selected units within the main area for the excavations was carried out (Almgren 1906, Lindquist 1916). Only the mammal material has been analyzed and no bird or fish bones are included in the analysis. Remains of small rodents have not been treated as these cannot be linked with certainty to the formation of the cultural layer. The material has been analyzed at the osteoarchaeological research laboratory at Stockholm University and its reference collections have been used. The database is in Swedish and Latin.

Time period(s) investigated



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Type of archaeological investigation

Archaeological excavation

Type of archaeological remains


Data collection
  • Description of the mode of collection: Zooarchaeological (morphological) analysis of animal bones
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2007 – 2010
  • Source of the data: Physical objects
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Uppsala County, Uppland Province, Nysätra Parish

Geographic description: Åloppe, Norrskog

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Berit Wallenbergs foundation
  • Funding agency's reference number: BWS 2008.0077
  • Project name on the application: Rumslig spridning av animalosteologiskt material på Åloppe, Norrskog

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse
Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Zoology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Archaeology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


Gummesson, S. 2024. Depositional patterns at Åloppe, Norrskog- an attempt to contextualize taphonomy on a 20th century excavation. [Manuskript inlämnat för publicering]. Institutionen för arkeologi och antiken kultur, Stockholms universitet.

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Published: 2024-01-12
Last updated: 2024-01-12