Digital documentation, Culture Heritage and Landscape
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Hilde Rigmor AmundsenResearcher / archaeologist
Phone: 23355061 Mobile: 97002244
Jan BrendalsmoSenior researcher / archaeologist
Phone: 23355012 Mobile:
His main area of work is related to the research, recording and reporting associated with towns and churches in the Middle Ages. In recent years he has conducted research about the minor cities and towns in the Middle Ages and modern times, partly linked to the Research Council funded project that NIKU has conducted on historical archaeology. He also works with historical landscape analysis and cultural heritage registration.
Brendalsmo has for years been responsible for a nationwide project for the Directorate of Cultural Heritage on identification, delineation and documentation of medieval cemeteries that are still in use. The project was completed in 2014. Another major project was the Directorate for Cultural Heritage`s work installing sprinkler systems in a large churches, Brendalsmo was NIKU`s project manager for the archaeological section where such facilities affect medieval cemeteries and other cultural remains.
His professional background is a minor in media and communication, a major in Nordic archaeology and social anthropology, a master degree in Scandinavian archaeology (Tønsberg before the year 1000. From farm to city. VARIA 28, 1994) and a Ph.D. in Medieval Archaeology (Churches and church builders in Trøndelag ca. 1000-1600. Unipub, 2006). Since 1979 he has published several articles on archaeology and medieval cultural history. Overall, his focus has been on the farm in late prehistoric and historic times, and the functional, social, economic and topographical changes which can be observed; for example in the form of the erection of a church or the establishing of an urban settlement on the farm. Based on archaeological and other sources, the goal has been to document and seek explanations for these kinds of changes.
Phone: 23355041Mobile: 97740510
She has a master’s degree in archaeology from the University of Oslo, where her focus was on the preconditions for the urbanization of the Oslo-area in the Viking and early medieval periods. Since then she has worked as a field archaeologist at several museums and counties, as well as NIKU’s excavations in Oslo in 2013 and 2014. In addition to this she has taken further education in GIS-systems.
Her field is the Viking and early medieval periods, and her particular interest is field documentation and how this can become a good tool for use in both research and heritage management.
Phone: Mobile: 45283585
Lars GustavsenResearcher / Archaeologist
Phone: 23355053Mobile: 90797112
Nils Aage HafsalGIS Engineer
Phone: 23355068Mobile: 99521619
Nils Aage Hafsal is a GIS engineer who has worked at NIKU’s office in Oslo since 2015.
Hafsal is in charge of NIKU’s GIS systems and NIKU’s surveying equipment.
Before joining NIKU, Hafsal was a consultant in Statoil and a GIS engineer in the Norwegian Mapping Authority.
Phone: 23355069Mobile: 97083320
In his previous post at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection in Vienna, he worked on the development of motorized prospection devices and was responsible for several large-scale prospection projects throughout Europe (Vestfold in Norway, Yorkshire in the UK, and projects in Serbia and Austria). In addition, he took part in other prospection projects such as the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape project and the 3D documentation project at the Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on Santorini.
He also has expertise in stratigraphic excavations and their full 3D documentation using laser scanning and photogrammetry. He was field leader on several archaeological excavations in Austria, including an excavation at the School of Gladiators in Carnuntum, and was responsible for the digital documentation of excavations in Birka (Sweden) and Duggleby Howe (England). He holds a master’s degree in prehistory from the University of Vienna.
Knut PaascheHead of department / researcher / archaeologist
Phone: 23355211Mobile: 99511510