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En gjutform av täljsten från den yngre bronsåldern: Spår av bronshantverk vid Rambodal i Norrköping
2015 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 110, no 2, 84-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The excavation of a Late Bronze Age settlement at Rambodal, just outside the city of Norrköping, has provided interesting evidence for Bronze Age metalworking, including the third Bronze Age stone casting mould found to date in the county of Östergötland. The settlement consisted of a single farm with dates from Per. V of the Bronze Age to the earliest Iron Age. In addition to high-quality ceramics, the settlement yielded several traces of bronze casting, such as a copper melt and part of a soapstone mould for a small socketed axe, probably dating to Per.VI. Soapstone moulds are rarely found at settlement sites. The find provides interesting data for discussions of the molds’ use contexts. The evidence for small-scale household metalworking at a minor farmstead like Rambodal holds significant potential for future research on the spread and organisation of this craft.

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Stockholm, 2015. Vol. 110, no 2, 84-96 p.
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-128903OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-128903DiVA: diva2:917600
Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2016-04-07

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