Viking Age Uppåkra

Between Paganism and Christianity

  • Ing-Marie Nilsson Sydsvensk Arkeologi AB

Abstract

In 2013 a small archaeological excavation was carried out inside the nave of Uppåkra church, which resulted in the discovery of several children’s burials. One of them was dated to the Early Middle Ages, which opens up for the possibility that the medieval stone church may have had a predecessor. The aim of this article is to explore the evidence for pre-Christian and Christian ritual practices, and to address the question of religion in Viking Age Uppåkra.

Published
2015-05-13
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Articles