Åloppe Human Remains

SND-ID: 2024-6. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.58141/4av5-kt46


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


Osteoarchaeological analysis of human remains from the Neolithic site Åloppe, Norrskog. The material has been analyzed during two occasions, partly in connection with the faunal analysis (see Gummesson 2008) and partly separately where also material that did not have context information was included. 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.

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Method and outcome

Sampling procedure

The material was analyzed in connection with the zooarchaeological analyzes from the site (Gummesson 2008, Gummesson 2024). However, also material that were not included in those zooarchaeological analyzes were examined to possibly identify human bone in the faunal material.

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: Osteoarchaeological analysis
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2007 – 2010
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: The 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 Johnssons foundation
Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

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 antikens kultur, Stockholms universitet.

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Published: 2024-01-12