Previous Archaeological Excavations along the 'Ostlänken' Railway Corridor 1965-2012: A cracked-stone mound in Fänsåker

SND-ID: snd2389-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish National Heritage Board UV Mitt

Research principal

Uppsala University rorId


Site RAÄ 121:1, at Fänsåker 1:25 was investigated in 1991, as part of plans to set up a preschool in the area. The remains at RAÄ121:1 har earlier been registered as an indefinite stone circle. During an investigation in 1990 the site's categorization was changed to heap of fire-cracked stones connected to a settlement layer.

The 1991 investigation focused on the stone heap, but also uncovered 16 other features, including hearths, postholes, and other cultural remains. The heap itself yielded ceramic sherds, knapping stones, bones burnt and unburnt, flint chips, and a greenstone axe fragment. Two C14 samples from the heap were dated to between the Late Bronze and and Early Iron age.

The ZIP file contains Shape files and an MS Access database with information about trenches, features, finds and other metadata from the archaeological survey.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

Data format / data structure

Type of archaeological investigation

Archaeological excavation

Type of archaeological remains

Burnt mound

Data collection

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-06 – 1991-07

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Description of the mode of collection: Datainsamlingen skedde genom kart- och arkivstudier samt genom fältinventering, provgrävning och inmätning av arkeologiska objekt med GPS. Data bearbetades därefter i Intrasis. Dessa data har sedan harmoniserats i ArcMap 10 vid sammanställning av data för projektet "ArkeoGIS Ostlänken".
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2014 – 2014
  • Data collector: Uppsala University
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Trosa-Vagnhärad Parish

Geographic description: Fänsåker 1:25

Administrative information


Länsstyrelsens dnr för undersökningen: 220-6189-90

Organisationens dnr för undersökningen: 2459/91

ProjektID: p400001

ProjektID: 400001

RAÄ-nr: Trosa-Vagnhärad 121:1

Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Archaeology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Published: 2020-01-28
Last updated: 2020-01-28