Environment and Settlement: Ørland 600 BC - AD 1250: Archaeological Excavations at Vik, Ørland Main Air Base

Volume editor:
Ingrid Ystgaard
Chapter authors:
Philip Buckland, Ellen Grav Ellingsen , Roger Engelmark, Samuel Eriksson, Ulf Fransson, Magnar Mojaren Gran, Aina M. Heen-Pettersen, Kari Loe Hjelle, Marieke Ivarsson-Aalders, Thomas R. Lakeman , Johan Linderholm, Astrid B. Lorentzen, Richard Macphail, Marte Mokkelbost, Anette Overland, Ellen Wijgård Randerz, Anders Romundset, Raymond Sauvage, Grete Irene Solvold, Jan Storå, Jan-Erik Wallin, Sofi Östman

Synopsis

During the Late Bronze Age, the Iron Age and early medieval period (c. 600 BC–AD 1250) settlement at Vik in the Ørland peninsula emerged, flourished, vanished and emerged anew. Local landscape and vegetation development, cross-regional cultural developments and global climatic events were of great significance to the farmer-fisher communities at Vik throughout these periods.

In this book, results from the 2014–2016 archaeological excavations at Ørland main air base have been refined and developed. The 13 papers deal with landscape, vegetation and environmental aspects related to the excavated settlement, as well as the spatial and social organization of the built environment. Building traditions, disposal practices, the form and representation of everyday objects, subsistence and landscape use are central to the discussions.

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Author Biographies

Ingrid Ystgaard

Ingrid Ystgaard is an archaeologist and associate Professor at the Department of Historical Studies at NTNU. Her main area of interest is long-term cultural and ecological developments in the Iron Age. She was the project manager of the excavations at Ørland main air base.

Philip Buckland

Philip Buckland is a palaeoecologist involved in research, development and teaching in archaeology and environmental science. He is associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Archaeology Lab at Umeå University.

Ellen Grav Ellingsen

Ellen Grav Ellingsen is an archaeologist, and her main interests are in Iron and Viking Age studies. She is working at the NTNU University Museum to develop the museum’s dissemination of archaeological research.

Roger Engelmark

Roger Engelmark is a palaeoecologist. He has been involved in archaeology and environmental science projects for several decades, and is now affiliated to the Environmental Archaeology Lab at Umeå University as Professor Emeritus.

Samuel Eriksson

Samuel Eriksson is a geoarchaeologist who has been involved in numerous archaeological and environmental science projects. He works as a project assistant at the Environmental Archaeology Lab at Umeå University.

Ulf Fransson

Ulf Fransson is a Phd candidate in archaeology at Stockholm university. His main interests are in settlement studies and Iron Age research.  He was a field supervisor at the excavations at Ørland main air station and now works at the Gävleborg County Administrative Board.

Magnar Mojaren Gran

Magnar Mojaren Gran is an archaeologist and GIS administrator at the section for excavations at the NTNU University Museum. He was in charge of digital documentation and GIS analysis at the excavations at Ørland main air base.

Aina M. Heen-Pettersen

Aina M. Heen-Pettersen is a PhD candidate in archaeology at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science. Her areas of interest are Viking Age mobility and Iron Age archaeology. She was a field supervisor at the excavations at Ørland main air base.

Kari Loe Hjelle

Kari Loe Hjelle is a palaeoecologist, specializing in pollen analysis and cultural landscape development, agricultural history and quantitative landscape reconstructions. She is a Professor at the Department of Natural History at the University Museum, University of Bergen.

Marieke Ivarsson-Aalders

Marieke Ivarsson-Aalders is a PhD candidate in osteoarchaeology at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies of Stockholm University. Her research focuses on children and childhood during the Viking Age.

Thomas R. Lakeman

Thomas R. Lakeman is a research scientist at the Geological Survey of Norway, specializing in Quaternary paleoenvironments, glacial geomorphology and sedimentology, sea-level change, and tephrochronology.

Johan Linderholm

Johan Linderholm is a geoarchaeologist working with palaeobotanical material and soil chemistry. He is involved in research, teaching and development as assistant Professor at the Environmental Archaeology Lab at Umeå University.

Astrid B. Lorentzen

Astrid B. Lorentzen is an archaeologist with experience from a wide variety of archaeological fieldwork. She is employed at the section for excavations at the NTNU University Museum. She was a field supervisor at the excavations at Ørland main air base.

Richard Macphail

Richard Macphail gained a PhD in Soil Science in 1979. Since then he has worked in environmental archaeology, specializing in the application of soil micromorphology, co-authoring several textbooks. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Marte Mokkelbost

Marte Mokkelbost is a PhD candidate in archaeology at the University of Bergen. Her areas of interest are Viking and Middle Age research, rural and urban settlement studies, and household archaeology. Marte was a field supervisor at the excavations at Ørland main air base.

Anette Overland

Anette Overland has a PhD in palaeoecology and is working with long-term environmental change in connection to farming history and cultural landscape development. She is a senior technician at the Department of Natural History at the University Museum, University of Bergen.

Ellen Wijgård Randerz

Ellen Wijgård Randerz is an archaeological conservator. She specializes in conserving material from archaeological excavations. She is employed at the NTNU University Museum.

Anders Romundset

Anders Romundset is a field geologist focusing on glaciations, sea-level change and geochronology. He is employed as a research scientist at the Geological Survey of Norway.

Raymond Sauvage

Raymond Sauvage is an archaeologist and project manager at the section for excavations at the NTNU University Museum. His main areas of interest are Iron age archaeology and digital documentation and analysis.

Grete Irene Solvold

Grete Irene Solvold is an archaeologist specializing in stone age material. She is employed at NTNU University Museum with cataloguing as a main task. After the Ørland main air base excavations, she also specializes in Iron Age pottery.

Jan Storå

Jan Storå is an osteoarchaeologist and Professor at The Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory in Stockholm University. His main research interests fall in the fields of taphonomy, faunal zooarchaeology and archaeogenetics.

Jan-Erik Wallin

Jan-Erik Wallin is a palynologist with several decades’ experience of archaeological projects. He works with pollen analysis in close co-operation with the Environmental Archaeology Lab at Umeå University.

Sofi Östman

Sofi Östman is an archaeobotanist with experience from a large number of archaeological and environmental science projects. She works as a project assistant at the Environmental Archaeology Lab at Umeå University.

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December 12, 2019


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