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Second Week of 2021 Excavations at Aska
Extended trenches from 84 to 112 sqm.
The County Museum’s Lotta Feldt and Linnea Hernqvist surveyed our visible features with an RTK GPS.
Found more gold foil figures for a maximum total of 33 from Aska. This number may prove lower when fragments are fitted. But we are certainly past Helgö’s number now.
Identified many features of the mead hall’s architecture that we had already seen on the geophys. And got a clearer idea of the wide, backfilled mid-19th century ditch that runs obliquely across the mead hall’s east half.
Discovered more butchery refuse pits from around 1900. They have primarily damaged the inner of the two south wall lines. This complication offers a fun opportunity for true stratigraphic excavation.