Boest: Bronze Age at its best

The EoD-Team participated in this year’s excavation in Boest (Jutland, Denmark) in cooperation with Museum Midtjylland. The exceptional site of Boest includes burial mounds, an alignment and last but not least: depositions. It offers a unique chance to investigate the exact context of these depositions, which include bronze axes, spearheads, flints and golden rings. The current excavation focused on documenting the alignment which consists of five rows of postholes. Surprisingly, traces of three houses were discovered.

We also visited several important archaeological sites in the area, including the find location of the Egtved Girl; the site of Jelling; Horsens Museum, where the first deposition find from Boest is exhibited; Moesgaard Museum; and the National Museum in Copenhagen, where the most recent deposition finds from Boest are displayed. We hope for continued cooperation at the site next year and we would like to thank the excavation team of Museum Midtjylland for letting us experience this fantastic site!

Text and pictures: Marieke Visser/Sabrina Autenieth

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