added by archaeologs A site on the northern shore of Limfjord in Jutland, used as a grave-field from the prehistoric period until the Viking era. In the 11th century it was overlaid by a Viking village. Extensive excavations, combined with documentary references, suggest that during the 11th century Lindholm Hoje functioned as a small trading-post and industrial settlement with four different house-types: an early example of a courtyard house (otherwise only known from Danish military sites), bow and straight-sided long houses, and sunken-floored huts. The sunken huts seem in this instance to have been used only for weaving and other light crafts. One of the most rare and interesting rinds was a spoked wagon wheel. It seems that the settlement went out of use around 1100 due to the silting-up of the fjord and continual sand drifts.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983