Local newspaper Ystads Allehanda reports on new fieldwork in Ravlunda by amateur archaeologist Bob G Lind and retired geology professor Nils-Axel MÃ¶rner. The last time the two enthusiastic gentlemen interfered with the Iron Age cemetery in question, they were reprimanded by the County Archaeologist. Now they are clearing brush from the site in order to make their imagined Bronze Age calendar alignments clearer.
Future plans include magnetometry mapping. MÃ¶rner is quoted as believing that this technique will allow the pair to map individual ancient footprints in the subsoil, because in his opinion, magnetometry maps “compressed earth”. Lind, meanwhile, is no longer content to strip off the top 80 cm of earth across the site, but is now advocating a full meter’s worth.
Asserts MÃ¶rner, “Finds show that Greek boats came here to get amber. This was sort of the Hong Kong of the Greeks.” Indeed. And, I hasten to add, Atlantis was in Atlingbo parish on Gotland.
Thanks to LL of Arkland for the heads-up.
Update 14 April: Ground-penetrating radar survey under way, hypotheses still wacky, local press still credulous. Thanks to Tobias for the tip.