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The South Scandinavian barrows with well-preserved oak-log coffins

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Mads Kähler Holst
Affiliation:
Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Aarhus, Moesgard, DK-8270 Højbjerg, Denmark
Henrik Breuning-Madsen
Affiliation:
Institute of Geography, Copenhagen University, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 København K, Denmark.
Marianne Rasmussen
Affiliation:
Historical-Archaeological Experimental Centre, Slangealleen 2, DK-4320 Lejre, Denmark.
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Recent archaeological and pedological research on South Scandinavian Bronze Age barrows reveals that the remarkable conditions of preservation in a number of mounds are the result of particular construction techniques or special activities during construction. Augerings indicate that the phenomenon is concentrated within specific groups of barrows with central positions in a hypothetical Bronze Age communication system.

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