Tagged: Archaeology

Saving Oseberg initiative results

Nanotechnology may be key to rescuing Viking ship artifacts damaged by earlier preservation attempts M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Oseberg find is the world’s most comprehensive collection of Viking Age wooden artifacts. It...

Ancient Scandinavia

Book review Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska T. Douglas Price’s book, Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings, published by Oxford University Press in 2015, is the first book in...

Viking pillow feather

What Vikings put in pillows

Researchers at NTNU work on identifying birds from ancient fragments of feathers Steinar Brandslet NTNU Gemini Not too many people are able to identify birds by examining a single feather. But a number of...

Bronze Age graves

Bronze Age graves found

3,000-year-old graves found under new E6 highway in Melhus Steinar Brandslet Gemini Research News Bronze Age graves are rare in Norway. Now 3,000-year-old graves in good condition have been discovered in Trøndelag County. Archaeologists...

An American archaeologist from Moss, Norway

The Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, is Odd Halseth’s unlikely legacy Thor A. Larsen Fishkill, N.Y. A must for visitors to Phoenix, Arizona, is the Pueblo Grande Museum, the largest preserved Hohokam American...

A unique find

Paul Fadum from Tønsberg is constantly looking for little treasures with his metal detector. Together with his father-in-law, he hunts for traces of the past and has found both coins and keys, but last...

Vikings and Death

In the Viking Age people were buried in many different sort of places. Did the ancient Scandinavians chose a particular place for burial or were the burial sites randomly selected? Had the choice anything...

Unique Viking find on the west coast of Norway

Norwegian archaeologists have discovered a well preserved Kaupang (Viking trading post) in Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane county on the west coast of Norway. Archaeologist Asle Bruen Olsen, who has been in charge of the excavation, says to NRK...