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Kaupang in Skiringssal free pdf In Norway, not far from Oslo, archaeologists have uncovered Norway's largest Viking trading town. With its houses, workshops and burial sites Kaupang covered an area of about 50 decares (12.5 acres). The site lies in a small inlet, protected from the sea by two small islands. The sheltered location would have allowed sailing ships to travel in and out whatever the wind direction, perfect for the seafaring Vikings. Among the finds are walrus-tusk ivory from the north for the royal courts of the Continent, and soapstone containers from the Roman Empire on their way to wealthy households in Sweden and Denmark. In the 900s, trading activities moved gradually to Toensberg farther north-east in Vestfold, and Kaupang slid into obscurity. This volume is the first in a series of eight publications on the important Kaupang excavations.

About Dagfinn Skre

Dagfinn Skre is professor of archaeology at the University of Oslo and director of the Kaupang Excavation Project. Authors are: Mark Blackburn, Birgitta Hardh, Kenneth Jonsson, Christoph Kilger, Unn Pedersen, Lars Pilo, Gert Rispling and Dagfinn Skre.

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Author : Dagfinn Skre
Publisher : Aarhus University Press
Data Published : 01 September 2006
ISBN : 8779342590
EAN : 9788779342590
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 502 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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