Recent Submissions

  • The Tananger-hut – A contribution to the diversity of settlement structures in the Early Neolithic in Southwestern Norway 

    Eilertsen, Krister Scheie (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Complex composite structural remains are rarely encountered on sites from the earlier parts of the younger Stone Age (4000–2300 BC) in southwestern Norway. This hut, an Early Neolithic structure unearthed at Tananger on ...
  • A Revised Chronology of the Mesolithic in Southeast Norway 

    Reitan, Gaute (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    A chronological outline of the Mesolithic in southeast Norway was published by Egil Mikkelsen in 1975, dividing the Mesolithic period into four succeeding phases. Since then, this chronology has remained the main framework ...
  • The Stone Age Conference in Bergen 2017 

    Olsen, Dag Erik Færø (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Book; Peer reviewed, 2022)
  • Stone Age rockshelters in the high mountains 

    Olsen, Dag Erik Færø (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    In 2016, the University of Bergen conducted an archaeological field school at Hallingskeid in the high-mountains in Ulvik County, western Norway. One of the sites investigated was a bouldershelter with a cultural layer ...
  • Dwellings as population proxies? Identifying reuse of coastal Stone Age housepits in Arctic Norway by means of Bayesian modelling of radiocarbon dates 

    Vollan, Kenneth Webb Berg (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Almost for a century, the archaeological record of the coastal Stone Age housepit sites in Arctic Norway has been at the centre of attention in many archaeological studies of this region. Although housepit reuse is ...
  • The Spatial Context of Technology in the Middle Neolithic – a use-wear study on quartz 

    Nærøy, Arne Johan (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Prehistoric hunter-gatherer settlement sites were arenas for technological practices as the daily and physical context where technological processes took place. In this perspective, archaeological analyses of site contexts ...
  • As clear as crystal? An attempt at sourcing hydrothermal quartz crystals from the Early Mesolithic site ‘Mohalsen-I’, Vega Island, Norway using LA-ICP-MS and SEM-CL 

    Spjelkavik, Skule O. S.; Müller, Axel (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    This article describes an attempt at sourcing hydrothermal quartz crystals from the Early Mesolithic site Mohalsen-I by comparing four pieces of debitage with quartz crystal samples from 19 known quartz crystal occurrences ...
  • The Scandinavian Ice Sheet as a barrier for Human colonization of Norway 

    Mangerud, Jan; Svendsen, John Inge (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Several times during the Last Ice Age, the ice sheet covered only mountain areas so that it theoretically was possible for humans to colonize coastal areas of Norway. The last time this happened prior to the Last Glacial ...
  • Challenging an old theory – Portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) analyses of greenstone adzes in Rogaland, southwestern Norway 

    Nyland, Astrid J.; Gebremariam, Kidane Fanta; With, Ruben (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    The first large scale regional provenance analysis of greenstone and diabase adzes in western Norway was undertaken forty years ago. The study identified two social territories, which have been central in Norwegian archaeology ...
  • Placing – fragmenting – circulating: Mesolithic burial and mortuary practices in Norway in a Northern European perspective 

    Schülke, Almut (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    This contribution investigates burial and mortuary practice in the Mesolithic period (9300–3900 BC) in what today is defined as Norway. This issue has received little attention, as poor preservation conditions for bone ...
  • Mobility and material culture in the Middle Mesolithic of Fennoscandia – validating the input from biomolecular studies 

    Skar, Birgitte (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Similarities in late-glacial lithic technology (direct percussion) of western Europe and the oldest counterparts of Scandinavia appearing around 11,700 BP have sustained arguments for an early postglacial migration from ...
  • Preface 

    Olsen, Dag Erik Færø (UBAS – Universitetet i Bergen Arkeologiske Skrifter;12, Chapter, 2022)
  • Wayang – Javanesisk dukketeater 

    Dornfest, Stine (Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen;26, Chapter, 2021-12)
    I den etnografske samlingen ved Universitetsmuseet i Bergen finnes det et assortiment av utskårne, bemalte og rikt dekorerte teaterdukker kalt wayang kulit og wayang golek. Wayang kulit-dukkene er intrikat skåret ut av ...
  • Espelandfunnet; gull og offer i eldre jernalder 

    Ramstad, Morten (Årbok for Uiversitetsmuseet i Bergen;26, Chapter, 2021-12)
    Et nytt arkeologisk funn vitner om at det for over 1500 år siden ble lagt ned gull på Espeland utenfor Bergen. De arkeologiske undersøkelsene av funnstedet gir et innblikk i årsaken bak nedleggelsen. Kan dette ha vært et ...
  • A rare fragment of medieval jewellery 

    Krueger, Ingeborg (Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen;26, Chapter, 2021-12)
    Rings of glass - mostly finger-rings - were in fashion throughout much of Europe between the 10th and 14th centuries. They have been found across a large area stretching from Russia to England, from the Alps to Sweden. ...
  • Hovemadonnaen – Skapt på 1200-talet. Gjenskapt på 2000-talet 

    Hommedal, Alf Tore (Årbok for Uiversitetsmuseet i Bergen;26, Chapter, 2021-12)
    Eit kjenneteikn ved gjenstandar i kulturhistoriske museum er at dei gjerne har gjennomgått ei forvandling frå å vera heile og komplette, slik dei opphavleg vart skapte, til å vera fragmentariske. Dei er i samlingane helst ...
  • Hunnsnegl med penis og hannfisk med egg 

    Gøksøyr, Anders (Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen;26, Chapter, 2021-12)
    I snart hundre år har vi mennesker spredd stoffer i naturen som kan forårsake hormonelt kaos i organismer og føre til forunderlige effekter som påtvunget kjønn og andre kjønnsforstyrrelser. Men effektene kom langsomt og ...
  • Den rastløse konservatoren - Fridtjof Nansen og Bergens Museum 

    Paasche, Marianne; Søndenå, Ola (Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen;26, Chapter, 2021-12)
    Fridtjof Nansens livslange forhold til Bergen og Bergens Museum var både komplisert og paradoksalt. I løpet av de formative årene fra 1882 til 1887 utviklet Nansen seg fra en 21-årig uerfaren 2. konservator til museets ...
  • Else Nitter - kvinnen bak samlingene 

    Enggrav, Tonje (Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen;26, Chapter, 2021)
    Bygdesamlingen ved Universitetsmuseet omfatter en stor samling av folkedrakter, husgeråd, redskaper og møbler fra vestlandske gårdsbruk. Rundt 1400 av disse er samlet inn av Else Nitter, et navn som dukker opp regelmessig ...
  • Eggsamlinger, rovfugler og miljøgifter 

    Lislevand, Terje (Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen;26, Chapter, 2021-12)
    At hunner legger egg, er vanlig i mange dyregrupper, men fuglene er unike ved at de beskytter innholdet i egget med et hardt, kalkrikt skall. Dette skallet er fra naturens side særdeles variabelt mellom arter, både i ...

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