Today’s schedule was 5 hours on trains to Lund, 6 hours in Lund giving a talk, and 5 hours on trains home. In Lund I saw the outline of a very early church foundation picked out in the overlying street pavement near the Cathedral. And I was reminded of other archaeology I’ve seen thus outlined: the chancel apse of Stockholm Cathedral and the great stone ship at Stångebro near Linköping. It’s a pretty cool way to show the many-layeredness of a spot that would otherwise just be asphalt.
Dear Reader, have you seen any interesting archaeology outlined in an overlying street pavement?