At the current excavation expectations were to examine a traditional settlement from the Early Roman Iron Age through the investigation of settlement pits, cultural layers and refuse, and posthole analysis of houses.The site is located on a predominantly gravel piece of land, facing south towards the wetland Damsbro Mose.
Farm plants were previously excavated south and southeast of the site from Pre-Roman Iron Age and two mounds of graves from the Early Roman Iron Age.
Plant material collected was then dated to the Late Germanic Iron Age or Viking Age and subsequently many of the ditches were covered without further study until a proper archaeological excavation could take place.
In the summer of 2008, there were excavations at Søften.
The study, led by Moesgård Museum, was spread over an area of six fields just East of Søften.
In April and May 2008, archaeologists excavated two smaller fields and a small piece of land between commercial buildings in Søften.