HUMA Maritime archaeology Gotland
First news from the excavations
The first week of investigations is over. Inventory dives were carried out at Krusmyntagården with the help of local divers. Search lines were laid out to a length of 150 meters, 25 meters apart, and a metal detector was used for searching along both sides of the line. Seven lines were laid out and so we have covered 26 250 square meters, even if the whole area is not covered. The purpose of this year’s investigation is to establish the boundaries of the area containing finds, but so far we have “failed” in this quest. Almost every dive has yielded interesting finds. Four were interesting enough to be salvaged: a block bearing, two “loops” made of a copper alloy and a “crust” of metal, probably containing a silver object. Finds that were left on the bottom were an anchor about 120 cm long, many wood pieces and a cannon ball.
July 6th we start again at Krusmyntagården where we will continue the inventory for two weeks, and during July 11-12th we will be in Brusviken documenting the large ships cannon discovered last year. Visitors are welcomed!