Saturday , June 19 2021

This year's honorary citizenship wants to put a puzzle and tell a story

Skaraborg Academy celebrates 20 years, and today there is a ceremony in Högskolan and Skövde, where, among other things, the award was given to the Honorary Bavarian Year of the Year. The former Sixten Västgöta-Bengtsson prize winner, Crown Princess Victoria, author Jan Guillou and comic Robert Gustafsson have now been joined by archaeologists Maria Vretemark and Tony Axelsson.

Both archaeologists are obviously very happy with the award, but above all the results of their work.

"We did not think it would be such a big project when we started in September 2005." Maria Vretemark said in a crowded audition hall at the university.

Their work with the excavations at Kata Farm in Varnhem contributed to the historical writing of the issue when Västergötland became Christian, and it changed that this area played an important role contrary to what was previously thought.

The results show that Christian burial sites were used in the 900's, a few hundred years before the arrival of the monks in Varnhem. So how do you know?

Yes, among other things because the bodies were placed with the head in the west and the feet to the east according to Christianity. In addition, the so-called C14 method was also prepared as a time-corrected bone residue at this time.

After the excavations, public opinion was observed, and the discoveries were highlighted by rich media.

The excitement of being an archaeologist is a combination of an academic work and physical work in the field, Tony Axelsson describes.

"At the same time, people are curious to see if they live today or thousands of years ago – archeology, human events, thinking and digging.

Maria Vretemark agrees.

– To get a new story and break up songs together, you can find a story about understanding and then pass it on to people, it's very funny.

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