Synpunkter på vattenförsörjning i nordisk forntid, med exempel från Uppåkra / Aspects of ancient water supply in Scandinavia, with examples from Uppåkra
Water supply must be solved in any habitat, whatever size. In the paper, some examples of water supply strategies are presented for ancient settlements, particularly in Scandinavia and with special focus on the large iron age settlement in Uppåkra in Scania, that has been inhabited during at least 1100 years. The results indicate that the localization of settlement partly was a function of the close vicinity of a source flow from the groundwater aquifer Alnarpsströmmen, which delivers perennial and easily available source water. But the readiness for humans to construct wells in the soil is also discussed, with examples from Scandinavia and Central Europe. Several examples on how ancient wells have been built are presented.