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We dig down into history!
The archaeologists at Dalarnas Museum are trying to answer questions about people's lives from the ice age to the present. Much of our history is buried in the very ground we step on. Archeology is the way in wich we try to interpret traces of material history to gain knowledge about the past – and the present.
We conduct preliminary studies, surveys, evaluations as well as full scale archaeological excavations of ancient remains both in the countryside and in the cities. Most of our work is development led but we also work in larger over-arching research projects. An important part of our job at the archaeology department at the museum is to answer questions from the public regarding ancient remains and the cultural landscape. We also write reports and communicate the results of our research to the broader public.
In Dalarna County, there are more than 32 000 places with ancient remains. There are slag heaps, graves, settlements, hunting pits – and many other remains of human activity, that tell the story of the people that has lived in Dalarna county for the past 10 000 years.