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Palm, V. & Rönnby, J. (2018). Stäket vid Valstad: Arkeologisk provundersökning, Kallåker 4:4, Gamleby socken, Västerviks kommun, Kalmar län, Småland. Västervik: Stiftelsen Västerviks museum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stäket vid Valstad: Arkeologisk provundersökning, Kallåker 4:4, Gamleby socken, Västerviks kommun, Kalmar län, Småland
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In spring 2016, Södertörn University and MARIS, in collaboration with Västerviks Museum, conducted an archaeological research survey at Stäket, Kallåker 4:4 in Gamlebysocken, Västervik municipality, Kalmar County, Småland. At the survey two trenches were dug on land in connection with a previously known "pole blockage" in the water of Dynestadviken at a place called Stäket. One trench was placed in a stone construction situated close to the level of the Viking age shore line. The other trench was orientated in today's wetland adjacent to the timber construction in the water.

The stone "cairn- like" construction lays in line with the timber construction in the water and are interpreted by us as associated with the underwater remains. The test trench was done in that part of the construction which is closest to the water. But the stone cairn seems to continue west at least 10 m up the beach slope. In the trench a brow, a flint and fragments of processed wood were found. Underneath and between the stones, wooden poles emerged of which one dates back to Viking age-early Middle Ages.

The other trench, in the wetland closer to the water, could only be dug to approx. 0.2 m depth, but in this area several wooden poles appeared as well as parts of planks and a smallbox shaped wooden construction.

Several of the upright standing poles, both in the water and on land have been dated to late Iron age, but there are also some dating of poles and planks from late Medieval/EarlyModern period. In connection to wood sampling in the water for dating of the poles a well worked oak plank also was found. The plank is dated to late Viking period and is very likely from a boat.

During late Viking period, the place for the site was the most topographical strategic part of the waterway between the bay of Gamlebyviken and the protected inner water around Dynestadsjön. The choice of place gives an indication that the construction during this time is linked to strategy and protection of the rich Iron Age homeland north of the construction.

The exact function of the constructions at Stäket cannot be said at the present time and there are several possible functions. The most obvious interpretation is to see it as a blockage defending the inlet, but there is also a possibility that the remains we know about today actually are a part of a larger harbour arrangement. Other possibilities which can't be excluded is that the construction could have been used for fishing or that some of the poles are remains of a bridge over the narrow inlet. Combinations of these different functions areof course also possible. Considering the different dating and the mix of wooden material is also very likely that the use and function of the place have changed during history.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västervik: Stiftelsen Västerviks museum, 2018. p. 25
Keywords
Gamleby, Stäket, Iron age, Pole blockage, Viking age
National Category
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34762 (URN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2018-03-15 Created: 2018-03-15 Last updated: 2018-03-15Bibliographically approved
Holmlund, J., Nilsson, B. & Rönnby, J. (2017). Joint Exploration of the Sunken Past: Examples of Maritime Archaeoogical Collaboration Between Industry and Academica in the Baltic. In: Bailey,G., Harff,J., Sakellariou. (Ed.), Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf (pp. 53-63). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Joint Exploration of the Sunken Past: Examples of Maritime Archaeoogical Collaboration Between Industry and Academica in the Baltic
2017 (English)In: Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf / [ed] Bailey,G., Harff,J., Sakellariou., Cham: Springer, 2017, p. 53-63Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the benefits and constraints of collaboration between an archaeological research unit and a commercial company, using as examples joint research conducted by MARIS (Maritime Archaeological Research Institute at Södertörn University) and the Swedish commercial marine survey company MMT. The examples presented here included the detailed reconstruction by remote sensing of deeply submerged shipwrecks and the mapping and discovery of submerged archaeological landscapes and associated artefacts such as fish traps, which can then be examined more closely by archaeological divers. The benefits to archaeologists of collaborating with well-equipped commercial companies are obvious, but the benefits are mutual. The demands of archaeological research can generate new technological solutions that have commercial application, as well as producing results with wider educational and social benefits. Provided that archaeological investigations are embedded in the normal commercial operations of the company, such collaboration can be cost-effective for both parties, and is further enhanced by collaboration with film companies, which generates wider public interest and publicity for all concerned.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2017
Series
Costal Research Library, ISSN 2211-0577 ; 20
Keywords
Shipwrecks, Submerged landscapes, Fish traps, ROV, Multibeam, Haväng, Mesolithic, Parametric sub bottom sonar
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33727 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-53160-1_4 (DOI)720/42/2012 (Local ID)978-3-319-53158-8 (ISBN)720/42/2012 (Archive number)720/42/2012 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 720/42/2012
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, N. & Rönnby, J. (2017). Mars (1564): the initial archaeological investigations of a great 16th-century Swedish warship. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46(1), 92-107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mars (1564): the initial archaeological investigations of a great 16th-century Swedish warship
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, ISSN 1057-2414, E-ISSN 1095-9270, Vol. 46, no 1, p. 92-107Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Before the Swedish warship Mars exploded and sank in action against a combined Danish and Lübeckian fleet in 1564, it was one of the largest ships in the world. In 2011 the wreck was relocated off the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the favourable conditions in the brackish water, about two thirds of the hull is preserved on the sea bottom, including the stern with the large sterncastle. The aim of this article is to present initial archaeological observations and results of work since 2011. We briefly describe the historical context and research perspectives regarding this wreck.

Keywords
naval architecture; carvel construction; 16th century; Baltic Sea; battlefield archaeology; Sweden
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31925 (URN)10.1111/1095-9270.12210 (DOI)000396762000007 ()2-s2.0-85011588694 (Scopus ID)720/42/2012 (Local ID)720/42/2012 (Archive number)720/42/2012 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 720/42/2012
Available from: 2017-02-01 Created: 2017-02-01 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Rönnby, J. & Eriksson, N. (2017). Smoking Guns: New Research on Two Early-Modern battlefields in the Baltic Sea: Mars (1564) and Svärdet (1676). In: Gawronski,J.,van Holk, A., Schokkenbroek, J. (Ed.), Jerzy Gawronski, André van Holk & Joost Schokkenbroek (Ed.), Ships and Maritime Landscapes: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam 2012. Paper presented at 13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 13), Amsterdam, October 7-12, 2012 (pp. 151-155). Eelde: Barkhuis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smoking Guns: New Research on Two Early-Modern battlefields in the Baltic Sea: Mars (1564) and Svärdet (1676)
2017 (English)In: Ships and Maritime Landscapes: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam 2012 / [ed] Jerzy Gawronski, André van Holk & Joost Schokkenbroek, Eelde: Barkhuis, 2017, p. 151-155Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eelde: Barkhuis, 2017
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33728 (URN)720/42/2012 (Local ID)9789492444141 (ISBN)720/42/2012 (Archive number)720/42/2012 (OAI)
Conference
13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 13), Amsterdam, October 7-12, 2012
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 720/42/2012
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, N. & Rönnby, J. (2017). 'The Ghost Ship' (Gotska Sandön Island, Sweden): Deepwater Archaeology in the Baltic Sea. In: Gawronski, J.,van Holk, A., Schokkenbroek, J. (Ed.), Jerzy Gawronski, André van Holk & Joost Schokkenbroek (Ed.), Ships and Maritime Landscapes: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam 2012. Paper presented at 13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 13), Amsterdam, October 7-12, 2012 (pp. 439-444). Eelde: Barkhuis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'The Ghost Ship' (Gotska Sandön Island, Sweden): Deepwater Archaeology in the Baltic Sea
2017 (English)In: Ships and Maritime Landscapes: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam 2012 / [ed] Jerzy Gawronski, André van Holk & Joost Schokkenbroek, Eelde: Barkhuis, 2017, p. 439-444Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eelde: Barkhuis, 2017
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33729 (URN)720/42/2012 (Local ID)9789492444141 (ISBN)720/42/2012 (Archive number)720/42/2012 (OAI)
Conference
13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 13), Amsterdam, October 7-12, 2012
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 720/42/2012
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Rönnby, J. (2015). Dokumentationen av Gribshunden (1495) har påbörjats...: Unika skeppsdetaljer och sjunken monsterhund!. Marinarkeologisk tidskrift (1), 23-26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dokumentationen av Gribshunden (1495) har påbörjats...: Unika skeppsdetaljer och sjunken monsterhund!
2015 (Swedish)In: Marinarkeologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1100-9632, no 1, p. 23-26Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Marinarkeologiska sällskapet, 2015
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29270 (URN)720/42/2012 (Local ID)720/42/2012 (Archive number)720/42/2012 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A048-2012
Available from: 2016-01-21 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Rönnby, J., Eriksson, N., Sjöblom, I., Holmlund, J. & Björk, M. (2015). Gribshunden (1495): Skeppsvrak vid Stora Ekön, Ronneby, Blekinge. Marinarkeologiska undersökningar 2013-2015. Karlskrona: Blekinge museum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gribshunden (1495): Skeppsvrak vid Stora Ekön, Ronneby, Blekinge. Marinarkeologiska undersökningar 2013-2015
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlskrona: Blekinge museum, 2015. p. 66
Series
Blekinge Museum Rapport ; 2015:21
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28964 (URN)720/42/2012 (Local ID)720/42/2012 (Archive number)720/42/2012 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A048-2012
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2019-03-13Bibliographically approved
Rönnby, J. & Sjöblom, I. (2015). Havsguden från Västervik: om skeppet Neptunus och vasakungarnas nya stora kravlar. In: Palm, Veronica (Ed.), Västerviks historia: förhistoria och arkeologi II (pp. 11-37). Västervik: Västerviks Museum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Havsguden från Västervik: om skeppet Neptunus och vasakungarnas nya stora kravlar
2015 (Swedish)In: Västerviks historia: förhistoria och arkeologi II / [ed] Palm, Veronica, Västervik: Västerviks Museum , 2015, p. 11-37Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västervik: Västerviks Museum, 2015
Series
Årsbok för Tjustbygdens Kulturhistoriska Förening ; 71-72
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33730 (URN)720/42/2012 (Local ID)978-91-979639-6-1 (ISBN)720/42/2012 (Archive number)720/42/2012 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 720/42/2012
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Rönnby, J. (2015). Maritima duréer: Långtidsstrukturer i ett kustlandskap (1ed.). In: Staffan von Arbin, Pål Nymoen, Frans-Arne Hedlund Styleger, Morten Sylvester, Anders Gutehall och Peter Skanse (Ed.), Tjop tjop: Vänbok till Christer Westerdahl med anledning av hans 70-årsdag den 13 november 2015. (pp. 271-290). Skärhamn: Båtdokgruppen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maritima duréer: Långtidsstrukturer i ett kustlandskap
2015 (Swedish)In: Tjop tjop: Vänbok till Christer Westerdahl med anledning av hans 70-årsdag den 13 november 2015. / [ed] Staffan von Arbin, Pål Nymoen, Frans-Arne Hedlund Styleger, Morten Sylvester, Anders Gutehall och Peter Skanse, Skärhamn: Båtdokgruppen , 2015, 1, p. 271-290Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skärhamn: Båtdokgruppen, 2015 Edition: 1
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29268 (URN)978-91-85341-47-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-21 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Rönnby, J. (2015). The shipwrecks of the Baltic Sea: a unique maritime archaeological source material. In: Tripati, Sila (Ed.), Shipwrecks around the World: Revelations of the Past (pp. 27-39). New Delhi: Delta Book World
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The shipwrecks of the Baltic Sea: a unique maritime archaeological source material
2015 (English)In: Shipwrecks around the World: Revelations of the Past / [ed] Tripati, Sila, New Delhi: Delta Book World , 2015, p. 27-39Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Delta Book World, 2015
Keywords
Baltic Sea, Shipwreck archaeology, Östersjön, Skeppsvrak
National Category
Archaeology History
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26967 (URN)9788192624440 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2015-04-22 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved
Projects
Ships at War - An Archaeological and Historical Study of Early Modern Maritime Battlefields in the Baltic [A048-2012]; Södertörn University; Publications
Holmlund, J., Nilsson, B. & Rönnby, J. (2017). Joint Exploration of the Sunken Past: Examples of Maritime Archaeoogical Collaboration Between Industry and Academica in the Baltic. In: Bailey,G., Harff,J., Sakellariou. (Ed.), Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf (pp. 53-63). Cham: SpringerEriksson, N. & Rönnby, J. (2017). Mars (1564): the initial archaeological investigations of a great 16th-century Swedish warship. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46(1), 92-107Eriksson, N. (2017). Riksäpplet: Arkeologiska perspektiv på ett bortglömt regalskepp (1ed.). Lund: Nordic Academic PressRönnby, J. & Eriksson, N. (2017). Smoking Guns: New Research on Two Early-Modern battlefields in the Baltic Sea: Mars (1564) and Svärdet (1676). In: Gawronski,J.,van Holk, A., Schokkenbroek, J. (Ed.), Jerzy Gawronski, André van Holk & Joost Schokkenbroek (Ed.), Ships and Maritime Landscapes: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam 2012. Paper presented at 13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 13), Amsterdam, October 7-12, 2012 (pp. 151-155). Eelde: BarkhuisEriksson, N. (2017). Svärdet (1663-1676): Ett regalskepp byggt på holländskt manér. META Historiskarkeologisk tidskrift, 7-26Eriksson, N. & Rönnby, J. (2017). 'The Ghost Ship' (Gotska Sandön Island, Sweden): Deepwater Archaeology in the Baltic Sea. In: Gawronski, J.,van Holk, A., Schokkenbroek, J. (Ed.), Jerzy Gawronski, André van Holk & Joost Schokkenbroek (Ed.), Ships and Maritime Landscapes: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam 2012. Paper presented at 13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 13), Amsterdam, October 7-12, 2012 (pp. 439-444). Eelde: BarkhuisEriksson, N. (2017). The ship Riksäpplet and the introduction of English naval architecture in Sweden in the 17th century. Post-Medieval Archaeology, 51(2), 309-331Eriksson, N. (2016). Gribshunden (1495): vraket efter ett medeltida kravellskepp. Marinarkeologisk tidskrift (1), 4-10Eriksson, N. (2016). The architecture of a great 16th century warship: results from the initial surveys of Mars (1564). In: Castillo, Rocio; Ramírez Pernía, Abraham; Sobrino, Luis Ángel Torres (Ed.), Actas del V Congreso Internacional de Arqueología Subacuática (IKUWA V), Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology A heritage for mankind Cartagena, October 15th-18th, 2014: . Paper presented at 5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology A heritage for mankind Cartagena, October 15th-18th, 2014 (pp. 824-836). Cartagena: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y DeporteRönnby, J. (2015). Dokumentationen av Gribshunden (1495) har påbörjats...: Unika skeppsdetaljer och sjunken monsterhund!. Marinarkeologisk tidskrift (1), 23-26
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