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Berg Nilsson, Lena
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Bindler, R., Karlsson, J., Rydberg, J., Karlsson, B., Berg Nilsson, L., Biester, H. & Segerström, U. (2017). Copper-ore mining in Sweden since the pre-Roman Iron Age: lake-sediment evidence of human activities at the Garpenberg ore field since 375 BCE. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 99-108
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, ISSN 2352-409X, E-ISSN 2352-4103, Vol. 12, p. 99-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Historical documents, archaeological evidence and lake-sediment records indicate thus far that significant mining of iron and copper ores in the Berglsagen mining region in central Sweden did not begin until the late 12th century -first with iron in Norberg - and thereafter spreading rapidly throughout the region during the 13th century when also copper was included (e.g. Falun). Prior to this, iron was produced domestically from secondary sources such as bog iron, while geochemical analyses of bronze artefacts indicate copper was imported. The parish of Garpenberg was at the intersection between historical iron-and copper-mining districts, and consequently we expected our sediment record from the lake Gruvsjon ('mine lake') to follow the established 13th century development. However, a 2-3-fold enrichment in copper and lead occurred already during 375-175 BCE (pre-Roman Iron Age), together with small increases in zinc, magnesium and charcoal particles, and changes in pollen. Together these indicate a clear pattern of human disturbance connected with the ore body bordering the lake. A second distinct phase occurred 115-275 CE, but with an 8-9-fold increase in copper and lead along with other indicators. From 400 CE a permanent increase in copper and lead occurred, which then accelerated from the 13th century as seen elsewhere in the region. Our results push back the evidence for early ore mining in Sweden from the Middle Ages to the pre-Roman Iron Age.

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History and Archaeology
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-151036 (URN)10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.01.019 (DOI)000415616300012 ()
Available from: 2018-01-09 Created: 2018-01-09 Last updated: 2022-02-04Bibliographically approved
Berg Nilsson, L. & Nilsson, O. (2009). Sharing Space: Medieval Mining at Vikaberg and Garpenberg in Dalecarlia. In: Elisabeth Regner, Cecilia von heijne, laila Kittzler Åhfeldt, Anna Kjellström (Ed.), From Ephesos to Dalecarlia: Reflections on Body, Space and Time in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (pp. 227-245). Stockholm: Historiska museet, Stockholms universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sharing Space: Medieval Mining at Vikaberg and Garpenberg in Dalecarlia
2009 (English)In: From Ephesos to Dalecarlia: Reflections on Body, Space and Time in Medieval and Early Modern Europe / [ed] Elisabeth Regner, Cecilia von heijne, laila Kittzler Åhfeldt, Anna Kjellström, Stockholm: Historiska museet, Stockholms universitet , 2009, p. 227-245Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Historiska museet, Stockholms universitet, 2009
Series
Stockholm Studies in Archaeology, ISSN 0349-4128 ; 48
Series
The museum of national Antiquities, Stockholm. Studies, ISSN 0349-8182 ; 11
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40193 (URN)978-91-89176-37-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-06-08 Created: 2010-06-08 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, O. & Berg Nilsson, L. (2008). Gruvbergens hemligheter. In: Jan-Eric Berger, Lars-Holger Röstlund, Lars Nylander (Ed.), Hälsingerunor: En hembygdsbok 2008 (pp. 62-70). Hälsinglands hembygdskrets
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2008 (Swedish)In: Hälsingerunor: En hembygdsbok 2008 / [ed] Jan-Eric Berger, Lars-Holger Röstlund, Lars Nylander, Hälsinglands hembygdskrets , 2008, p. 62-70Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hälsinglands hembygdskrets, 2008
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40184 (URN)
Available from: 2010-06-08 Created: 2010-06-08 Last updated: 2022-03-09Bibliographically approved
Berg Nilsson, L. (2008). Myller vid ett malmberg: en betraktelse kring titelsidan av en medeltida gruvkantional från Kutná Hora.. Med hammare och fackla (XL), 31-44
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2008 (Swedish)In: Med hammare och fackla, ISSN 0543-2162, no XL, p. 31-44Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sancte Örjens Gille, 2008
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40189 (URN)
Available from: 2010-06-08 Created: 2010-06-08 Last updated: 2022-02-04Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2007). Early Swedish Mining: a presentation of a post-graduate research subject. In: Norberg - Nora. 700 years of Iron Production: Papers resented at an International Conference in Norberg and Nora August 18-22, 2003.
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2007 (English)In: Norberg - Nora. 700 years of Iron Production: Papers resented at an International Conference in Norberg and Nora August 18-22, 2003, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11918 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-14 Created: 2008-01-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Berg Nilsson, L. & Nilsson, O. (2006). Hålrum och hyttslagg: källor till det medeltida bergsbruket i Tjust. In: Koppar vid Östersjökusten: Föredrag presenterade vid ett seminarium på Jernkontoret den 24 mars 2006.
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2006 (Swedish)In: Koppar vid Östersjökusten: Föredrag presenterade vid ett seminarium på Jernkontoret den 24 mars 2006, 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11916 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-14 Created: 2008-01-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, O. & Berg Nilsson, L. (2006). Några tankar kring berg och bygd under medeltid i Filipstadstrakten. Vår stad - Filipstad (23)
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2006 (Swedish)In: Vår stad - Filipstad, no 23Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11913 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-14 Created: 2008-01-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2004). Svensk gruvhantering ur ett europeiskt tidsperspektiv. In: Aktuell Arkeologi VIII.
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2004 (Swedish)In: Aktuell Arkeologi VIII, 2004Chapter in book (Other academic)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11909 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-14 Created: 2008-01-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Pettersson Jensen, I.-M., Berg, L. & Linnéa, E. (2004). Sveriges bergsbruk med medeltida rötter: Projektet "Atlas över Sveriges bergslag" och exemplet Salberget. Med hammare och fackla (XXXVIII)
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2004 (Swedish)In: Med hammare och fackla, no XXXVIIIArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11911 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-14 Created: 2008-01-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Berg, L., Forshell, H. & Söderberg, A. (Eds.). (2003). I gruva och grav: Metallhantering från bronsålder till nyare tid. : Jernkontoret, Stockholm
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2003 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jernkontoret, Stockholm, 2003
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11899 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-14 Created: 2008-01-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
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