St. Mary's Dominican Convent in Sigtuna Revisited: Geophysical and archaeological investigations
2011 (English)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, Vol. 106, no 4, 322-333 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey and an archaeological excavation of the buried remains of the Medieval Dominican convent in Sigtuna (Raä 30) produced new information on the ground plan of the convent and the condition of the buried structures remaining at the site. The site has hitherto seen surprisingly little archaeological investigations, and it is now over 30 years since the previous fieldwork. In addition to the foundation walls of the convent and adjoining structures, GPR also revealed an earlier building phase and a previously unknown lavatorium connected to the southern range. These interpretations were confirmed by excavations in September 2009. A suggestion as to the function of the various buildings, based on comparison with other convents, is offered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2011. Vol. 106, no 4, 322-333 p.
Dominican Convent, GPR, Sigtuna, Excavation, Geophysical Prospection, Ground-penetrating Radar, Priory
Dominkanerkonvent, Georadar, Sigtuna, Utgrävning, Geofysisk prospektering
Research subject Archaeological Science; Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68975ISI: 000300466000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-68975DiVA: diva2:474400