Uppåkra, in Scania, has proven to be southern Sweden’s largest, artefact-richest and longest lasting Iron Age settlement. It was an urban settlement, and intensive and complex activities were conducted here during a period spanning more than one thousand years, from about the first century BC to about 1000 AD.

The site extends over nearly 100 acres with thick occupation layers, often up to two metres deep. Periodic surveys with metal detectors have yielded over 20,000 finds to date, with the majority being in bronze but also with abundant amounts of objects in silver, gold and iron.
The finds indicate that local artisanship was highly developed, and that there was even extensive trade with larger parts of Europe.