Maritime archaeology Gotland
In July 12-30 in 2010 maritime archaeological investigations will be carried out at Krusmyntagården, 10 km north of Visby. A guide will be available for more information about the project and the current investigations. On July 28, a Maritime Archaeology Day will be arranged at Krusmyntagården, with information on the foundering and other activities.
You are most welcome to continue to follow this exciting journey!
The first stage consisted of the recovery of a ship's cannon in the autumn of 2007. The cannon is of an early model that is unusually long compared with other cannons found in Sweden. Its total length is about 4.3 metres. The cannon will be returning after a couple of years' conservation and will be placed in a special showcase at the County Museum.
The second stage is composed of maritime archaeological investigations at known locations related to the loss of the Danish-Lübeckian fleet. Four areas were inventoried in 2008 and 2009 with the help of metal detectors in order to determine areas in which one should carry out deeper archaeological excavations. Many interesting discoveries were made and many square metres were inventoried with fantastic help from about 50 volunteers.
Between autumn 2007 and autumn 2009 one could see priceless items from previous searches as well as discoveries from the ongoing project at the County Museum on Gotland. In 2010 some of the new items will be put in a showcase called “The Artifact of the Month”.
Our link to NordStream
We have received a number of questions regarding the connection with Nord Stream – the gas pipeline project that is sponsoring us. The HUMA project is not exploring in areas related to the gas pipeline. We are on the western side of Gotland close to land, while the gas pipeline will go far out on the eastern side. Neither the HUMA project nor AquaArkeologen Sverige has been involved in the decision-making process regarding the gas pipeline.