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Title Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia / Dagfinn Skre.
Imprint Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2017]
2018

Series Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde - Erganzungsbande, 1866-7678 ; Band 104
Erganzungsbande zum Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde ; Bd. 104. 1866-7678
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Norway -- Avaldsnes.
Alt Name Skre, Dagfinn,
Series Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde - Erganzungsbande, 1866-7678 ; Band 104
Erganzungsbande zum Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde ; Bd. 104. 1866-7678
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Norway -- Avaldsnes.
Alt Name Skre, Dagfinn,
Description 1 online resource (911 pages)
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface / Skre, Dagfinn -- Table of content -- Abbreviations -- Section A. Scholarly Background -- 1. Rethinking Avaldsnes and Kormt / Skre, Dagfinn -- 2. Exploring Avaldsnes 1540-2005 / Skre, Dagfinn -- 3. Avaldsnes and Kormt in Old Norse Written Sources / Mundal, Else -- 4. The Avaldsnes Royal Manor Project's Research Plan and Excavation Objectives / Skre, Dagfinn -- Section B. Excavation Results 2011-12 -- 5 Excavations and Surveys 1985-2012 / Bauer, Egil Lindhart / stmo, Mari Arentz -- 6. Site Periods and Key Contexts / stmo, Mari Arentz / Bauer, Egil Lindhart -- 7. The Prehistoric Settlement and Buildings / stmo, Mari Arentz / Bauer, Egil Lindhart -- 8 Prehistoric Agriculture / Bauer, Egil Lindhart / stmo, Mari Arentz -- 9. The Production Area / stmo, Mari Arentz -- 10. Two Iron Age Boathouses / Bauer, Egil Lindhart -- 11. A Late Iron Age Palisade Facing the Karmsund Strait / stmo, Mari Arentz -- 12. Grave Monuments at Avaldsnes / stmo, Mari Arentz / Bauer, Egil Lindhart -- 13. Political and Ritual Aspects of Cooking Pits / Bauer, Egil Lindhart -- 14. The High Medieval Royal Manor / Bauer, Egil Lindhart -- 15. The Post-Medieval Rectory / Bauer, Egil Lindhart -- Section C Scientific Analyses 2011-12 -- 16. Geophysical Surveys / Stamnes, Arne Anderson / Bauer, Egil Lindhart -- 17. Microstratigraphy (Soil Micromorphology and Microchemistry, Soil Chemistry, and Magnetic Susceptibility) / Macphail, Richard I. / Linderholm, Johan -- 18. Geochemical analysis using portable X-ray fluorescence / Cannell, Rebecca J.S. / Cheetham, Paul N. / Welham, Kate -- 19 Biological Remains / Ballantyne, Rachel / Macheridis, Stella / Lightfoot, Emma / Williams, Alice -- Section D Specialist Studies -- 20. Artefacts from the 2011-12 Excavations / stmo, Mari Arentz -- 21. Migration Period Pottery from Avaldsnes: A Study of Shards from Bucket-shaped Pots / Kristoffersen, Elna Siv / Hauken, Asa Dahlin -- 22. The Flaghaug Burials / Stylegar, Frans-Arne H. / Reiersen, Hakon -- 23. The Raised Stones / Skre, Dagfinn -- 24. Avaldsnes, Kormt and Rogaland. A Toponymy and Landscape Survey / Brink, Stefan -- 25. Depositional Traditions in Iron Age Kormt / Zachrisson, Torun -- 26. Emerging Kingship in the 8th Century? New Datings of three Courtyard Sites in Rogaland / Iversen, Frode -- Section E Avaldsnes: a Sea-Kings' Manor -- 27. Aristocratic Presence along the Karmsund Strait 2000 BC-AD 1368 / Skre, Dagfinn -- 28. The Warrior Manor / Skre, Dagfinn -- 29. Sea Kings on the Norvegr / Skre, Dagfinn -- References Appendices -- References -- Appendix I: The ARM Project Council, Advisory Group, Staff, and Authors -- Appendix II: Radiocarbon dates.
Summary The Avaldsnes Royal Manor project explores early kingship in Northern Europe, spanning the period c. AD-1320 AD. The principal case is the Norwegian kingdom and the core site is Avaldsnes near Haugesund, Western Norway. 9th-10th century skaldic poems as well as 13th century sagas implies that Avaldsnes was the principal Viking Age royal manor. The site has produced numerous exquisite gravefinds from the Roman period onwards. Among them are the third century Flaghaug grave and two ship graves from the late 8th century. Also, the Oseberg ship, excavated near Oslo, is now proven to have been built c. 820 near Avaldsnes. The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, excavated the Avaldsnes settlement in 2011-12. A team of 23 scholars from prominent academic institutions, including the University of Cambridge and University College London, participate in the research. This first of two volumes contains their results regarding the manor and its setting on the island of Kormt by the Norvegr, the sheltered sailing route along the West-Scandinavian coast. Together, the chapters produce a detailed 1000-years' history of a complex central-place area, its monuments and buildings, its activities and functions, its blooming and fading, and eventually its downfall in the 14th century.
Note In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 19. Jan 2018).
ISBN 3110421089
3110425785
9783110425789
9783110421088 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9783110421088
9783110425789
OCLC # 1023997597
Additional Format Print version: 9783110421095
Print version: 9783110421132
Print version: 9783110425789



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