A few months ago I finished a book manuscript on elite settlement and political geography in ÃstergÃ¶tland, one of Sweden’s core provinces, in the period AD 375-1000. In countries that have experienced an infestation of Romans, this era is known as the Early Middle Ages. In Scandyland we call it the Late Iron Age. Researching and writing the book has been my main project for over four years, as reflected in many blog entries here about sites such as Skamby in Kuddby and SÃ¤ttuna in Kaga.
On Thursday 26 November at 15:00 I will give a talk about these matters at the Dept of Archaeology at the University of Lund, Sandgatan 1. I’m sure there will be room for some interested members of the public. Do show up if you’re into things like this — I promise it won’t be dry and academic. And if you’re an Aard reader, please come over and say hi!