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Friday, November 22, 2013

Archaeology News Flash!

In Testimony Of The Spade:

Today I was out inspecting a find of a  so called  fossil road (hålväg in Swedish term). This road has probably not been used for quite some time, probably several hundred years.

How old it is, I can not say offhand, but through long usage it has cut through the soil. This part of the road is about 150 meters and is part of a system of parts of different roads, it is about 40-70 cm wide at the bottom and 2-3 meters at the top and has a depth of about 0.8-1 meter. It has been used more than a few times.

hålväg2 fossil road (450x600)

I wish I had been there.
I would have gone quite bonkers over it.

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