Stone Age

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There are several traces of the Stone Age people in Uppåkra, both from the hunters and the farmers. Flint tools such as arrow heads, axes, sickles, scrapes and chisels shows that people lived here long before the Iron Age town. Next to the church, archaeologists have found a Stone Age tomb. It was 4.000 years old, meaning it was built during the Neolithic, and contained the bones of a child, an adolescent and an adult. The tomb was likely crowned with an earth mound, just like the mounds from the Bronze Age. Perhaps it was still visible during the 18th -19th Century- the stirred layers and finds indicates that the grave had been looted around this time.
The tomb was found in 2011, thanks to geophysical surveys carried out by The Ludwig Boltzmann Instiutute in Austria.

Bengt och Lovisa gräver ut kranium. Carolina Ask

2011 graven geofys
Geophysical map, showing the tomb,
the circular area marked with red in the right corner.

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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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June 11-August 31: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm

Sept 1-Oct 1: Tue-Sat 1-4pm

Cultural Heritage Day, Sept 11: 12-16pm

 

 

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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