Archaeologists map Viking settlement

Published on March 14th, 2012 | by Admin


Archaeologists have employed ground-penetrating radar and a magnetometer to map a Viking settlement in Norway.

NIKU’s Knut Paashe told Aftenposten, “There is no doubt that we have encountered a market town-like structure from the Viking age with houses and streets.”

Further investigations of the area can now take place following archaeologists’ confirmation a Viking settlement is present.

“We have identified a lot using technology. It helps us to find the location of the interesting places to dig. This means we never have to spend lots of time and money to dig where there is nothing,” county archaeologist Terje Gansum said to NRK.

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Story: Lyndsey Smith, The Foreginer | Photo: Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage

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