Rystad - Burial Mound and Farm
List of Sites
Overview of the Rystad-area (Photo: Lofotr, The Vikingmuseum)
Burial mound: 13m long, 5m wide and 0.5m high. The burial mound is situated 100m west north west of the farmhouse.
The Farm mound is situated in the same area, 20 x 35 m, cultural layers about 1 m thick. Finds: 2 hones of slate, shreds from soapstone vessels, 2 fragments of baking plates (plates of soapstone), and a small flake of flint. (Museumnumber TS 7096 a-d).
Other finds submitted:
Fish-weight of soap stone and a hone of slate, found close to the farm house. This could come from the farm-mound. Several more hones have been found at the farm earlier. Ts. 7034 a-b (museum number).
- National Registrations: Topographical Archive, Museum of Tromsø
Check out the following sections of the website for related information:
Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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