When the Saga Vanecek on 15 July in the summer, waded out into the small lake Vidöstern to put out a buoy, it was the beginning of a world first. A few days later wrote to the international media like CNN and The Guardian of the ancient sword that åttaåringen found on the sea bed.
Archaeologists at Jönköpings läns museum could three months later to confirm that it is a weapon from the bronze age. Now have a carbon 14 analysis of the sword, made at the ångström Laboratory in Uppsala. The test showed that object with 95 percent certainty was manufactured sometime between 650-770 e.Kr.
writes the Jönköpings läns museum to the sword of the style to judge the likely hemmahör in the earlier part of the range. At the same time produced things even then to look older, which means that it may not be so old.
Svärdslidan is also made of aspen, a tree species that can be 100 years old. It makes järnåldersvapnet can be younger.
It has been speculated that the object could be an offering because it was found in the vicinity of a bronssmycke. The jewelry is however several hundred years older than the sword, which speaks against the theory. A further argument that speaks against the theory is that it from the 500.e.Kr. was rare with offerings by water, write the Jönköpings läns museum.