Bronze Age

Uppåkra. Storehög och motorvägen bakom
Photo: Matz Jörgenzen

Two grave mounds from the Bronze Age can be seen in Uppåkra. They stand along Gamla Trelleborgsvägen, a road that was probably also built in the Bronze Age. This means that when the town was built in the Iron Age, there were already a trading route and monuments  there. Another two grave mounds have been removed during the Centuries. One was situated next to Store hög (shown in the picture), and the other by the cementary.

Remains after the Bronze Age people have also been found in Gullåkra, a great wetland east of Uppåkra. Weapons, jewellery and artworks have been found there. They were probably placed in the wetland as sacrifices to the gods. Some of the finds in Gullåkra dates to the Stone Age, some to the Bronze Age and others to the Iron Age. It means that this was an important place during all of prehistory; the people in Iron Age Uppåkra probably continued to perform rituals that their ancestors had done for thousands of years.

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Guided tours/Guidade visningar 2016

Guided tours in English: Thursdays at 12.30 pm during June, July and August.

Admission: 40 SEK. Children 0-18 free of charge. A guided tour takes about one hour. No pre-booking necessary. To book a guided tour in English or German (1500 SEK) call +46709351250 or e-mail ulrika.randver@uppakra.se.

June 11 – August 31
Guided tours in Swedish 11am and 2pm* Wed-Sun
*Family guided tour at 2 pm June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27

August 28 Archaeology Day
Guided tours, activities and festivities.

September 1-30
Guided tours in Swedish at 2pm Tue-Sat

September 11 Cultural Heritage Day
Guided tour in Swedish 14 pm.

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Uppåkra – a future Archaeological Science Center

During the autumn-winter in 2011, the UAC did a feasibility study on the future Archaeological Science Center in Uppåkra. A summary of the report can be found here.

Lund University Historical Museum

See the finds from Uppåkra at the Historical Museum in Lund.

http://www.luhm.lu.se

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

For those who want to immerse yourself in archeology, and in the research of Uppåkra conducted at the University of Lund.

http://www.ark.lu.se