NIKU is pleased to announce the conference ‘Nature and Culture in Medieval Towns’, to be held at Gamle Festsal, University of Oslo in Oslo on 6th-7th of March 2019.
We undertake archaeological excavations, investigations and registrations in the medieval towns of Norway.
Excavations and finds
NIKU has carried out more than 1,000 archaeological excavations in Norway since 1994.
Environmental monitoring is a relatively new field of study in archaeology.
Skeletal analysis (osteoarchaeology)
Archaeological excavations often uncover human remains such as unburnt bones and skeletal remains from cremations.
NIKU provides national expertise in church and monastic archaeology.
Lise-Marie is the head of department for archaeologyContact Lise-Marie
Here are some examples of our projects
A fascinating and complex history of the church has been uncovered, beginning with the original wooden church and leading to a sequence of three major rebuildings, corresponding in time with the transformation from Viking king Olaf to the royal saint St. Olaf of Norway.
Archaeologists in Bergen recently found a dice with two fours and two fives. But who was the medieval cheat?
NIKU staff are invoved in several sessions at this year’s EAA conference in Barcelona. Here is an overview.
Archaeologists recently made a particularly spectacular find in Tønsberg - a rare and richly decorated chess piece.
Did archaeologists in Oslo recently stumble upon a discarded learning aid? The person who inscribed these runes was most likely still learning how to write.
Modern archaeology and heritage management needs to prepare and respond to climate change, says researcher and archaeologist Vibeke Martens.
Archaeologists reveal that Central Trondheim in Norway has been hiding a boat grave.
Archaeologists working at the St.Clement excavation in Trondheim recently found a unique 11th century crucifix.
Investigating medieval urbanisation through bioarchaeological reconstructions of human biographies