“This is the first child to be identified among the victims of the massacre at Sandby borg. It is both frightening and sensational in the sense that prior to this find the results showed that there had only been adults in the ringfort when this horrific event took place, says Helena Victor , project manager at the Dept. of Museum Archaeology at Kalmar County Museum, Sweden.
It sheds a whole new light on the massacre, she continues. The excavation was carried out in September by the Department of Museum Archaeology at Kalmar County Museum, in cooperation with students from Linnaeus University.
Osteological analyses have now been made of the bones that were uncovered and experts confirm that they belong to two individuals, one of which is a child of an estimated age of 2 to 5 years.”