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Västergarn and Paviken

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Paviken was an important ancient harbour some kilometres to the north of Västergarn. During the tenth century, the access was beginning to silt up and so the harbour was moved to the shore at Västergarn.

Excavations at Paviken have revealed a Viking Age trading site and a number of workshops. Among the large numbers of finds were 40 Viking Age weights, of the sort used by merchants.

See also: The weights found at the Viking Age site of Paviken, a metrological study; EASE Sweden 2006 Placement Report by Alan Dalton; ”Ridanäs” - a Viking Age harbour on the island of Gotland, Sweden

 

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