Norse settlers in Greenland exported walrus tusk ivory to Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages.
Norwegian mountains are full of time capsules. Thousands of years of human and ecological history are preserved in remnant patches of ice. Now this treasure trove of information threatens to melt away, unless we take action.
DNA from sticklebacks that is thousands of years old could provide answers to one of the great questions of evolution. The EU is supporting the research with over 600.000 euros.
“Finding embroidered textiles from the Viking Age is so unusual that you almost can’t believe it’s true,” says archaeologist Ruth Iren Øien at the NTNU University Museum.
This may well be the most interesting story about pillows and bedding you will ever read.
Studies using ground penetrating radar (GPR) have revealed exciting archaeological finds from the Viking Age and earlier in Nordland county.
She was placed in a burial chamber and took several hundred miniature beads with her on her last journey. Who was the woman who was buried by Valsøyfjord over 1000 years ago?
It has been more than a thousand years since anyone held this sword. But why was it placed on the left side of the grave?
The story of the cooking pits of yore has made one archaeologist feel – at least a litte bit – like Indiana Jones.
It took seven years, countless beetle penis field investigations, and hours upon hours on hands and knees in coastal wetlands. This is the story of all the research that has to happen before a new species can finally get its official name.
Every now and then, researchers are lucky enough to experience a Eureka moment — when a series of facts suddenly crystallize into a an entirely new pattern. That’s exactly what happened to Birgit Maixner from the NTNU University Museum when she began looking at artefacts and place names.
Moose prefer to browse on deciduous trees. Then conifers take over and affect the species diversity in the forest. One researcher contends that Norwegian wildlife management is not good enough to address what happens in the wake of these large herbivores.
Two people died roughly 100 years apart. Nevertheless, they were buried together. In boats.
“A very rare and exciting find,” says NTNU University Museum archaeologist Raymond Sauvage.