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Geophysical survey at Jelling


An archaeological excavation ends with a report on the finds and conclusions. However, in many cases the objective of the excavation no longer exists. The grave is empty and the traces of the house and fence have been completely or partly removed. However, a number of different methods give today’s archaeologists the chance to gain insight into an area without necessarily having to disturb the preserved remains of the past.

The Jelling Project will, for example, make use of electromagnetic readings, phosphate analysis and metal detector survey to gain greater knowledge about the Viking Age settlement and the activities around the Jelling Monuments. The results of these investigations will form the basis for the project’s excavations.