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  • A Fishy Tale about a Sheep and a Dog – Isotope Studies and Medieval Sámi Mobility and Husbandry in Inner Finnmark, Northern Norway 

    Spangen, Marte; Fjellström, Markus (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-01)
    Datings of sheep and dog bone samples from a so-called ‘Sámi circular offering site’ at Bealjalgnai in Karasjok Municipality, Finnmark, Norway, show that they were deposited in the Middle Ages. They are among the earliest dated bones from such structures, and the sheep is the oldest known example from this part of inland Finnmark. Isotope analyses show that the dog lived primarily on aquatic foodstuffs, ...
  • Arkeologiske undersøkelser av Kalvik krigsfangeleir 

    Figenschau, Ingar; Arntzen, Johan Eilertsen (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2019)
    De arkeologiske undersøkelsene av Kalvik krigsfangeleir ble gjennomført med finansiering fra Statens Vegvesen, Nordland fylkeskommune og Riksantikvaren med bakgrunn i utbedring av E6 i Sørfold kommune, Nordland fylke. Undersøkelsen, som ble gjennomført av AHR ved UiT, Norges arktiske universitet, foregikk høsten 2017. Feltarbeidet inkluderte arkeologisk utgraving, detaljert dokumentasjon av synlige ...
  • Arkeologens stereotypier. Hvordan arkeologer blir framstilt i norsk media. 

    Rask, Birgitte Linvik (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    Denne oppgaven handler om hvordan arkeologer blir framstilt i norsk media. Gjennom aviser kan man få et inntrykk av hvilke forventninger og holdninger folk flest vil møte arkeologer med, og hva folk mener arkeologi handler om og hvordan arkeologer jobber. Et stereotypisk bilde av en fiksjonell arkeolog vil være det vi ser på film, Indiana Jones, Lara Croft, og britiske imperialister som forsyner seg ...
  • Mellom formidling og fritidsaktivitet. En undersøkelse av vikingtidsformidling ved Borre og Borg 

    Skudem, Haakon (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    This thesis is about the way the viking age is presentet at two norwegian museums dedicated to two specific archaeological sites that is relevant for the period, and their surounding regions. The first museum is Midgard historical centre, later Midgard vikingcentre, connected to the site of Borre, and the region of Vestfold county. The other museum is Lofotr vikingmuseum connected to the site of ...
  • Analyse av forholdet mellom samiske hellige steder og urgraver i Nord-Troms og Finnmark. 

    Ciućka, Jan Jakub (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-14)
    Denne teksten handler om forholdet mellom samiske hellige steder og urgraver i nordlige kystområder i Nord-Troms og Finnmark. Målet til min undersøkelse var å finne ut hvordan graver og offerplasser er plassert i det samme området og hvordan man kan tolke det. Min oppgave er basert på egen befaring fra perioden mellom juli og september 2018 og skriftlige kilder som beskriver bruken av disse to typer ...
  • Svein II Estridsson. Et kildestudium i Svein Estridssons vei til makten i Danmark og hans ambisjoner om England 

    Sagemoen, Christine Marie Antonsen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-05)
    Denne avhandlingen har som formål og belyse Svein II Estridssons (d. 1076) vei til den danske tronen, og hans ambisjoner om England. Starten av Sveins regjeringsperiode var preget av de harde sammenstøtene med de norske kongene Magnus den gode og Harald Hardråde, samtidig som Svein måtte forholde seg til England og den engelske kongen Edvard Bekjenneren. Svein ble født inn i den maktpolitiske eliten ...
  • Blant restene av Retiro: Forfall og kulturminner 

    Farstadvoll, Stein (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016)
    This article discusses how dilapidated material heritage could be understood as something more than just an abject phenomenon. Archaeology of the recent past offers an opportunity to consider such things from a more nuanced perspective that don’t dismiss them out of hand. These nuances shed new light on how dilapidated things shape our experience of the recent past. The discussion is based on Retiro, ...
  • Processual Pagans: Quasi-longitudinal approaches to survey research 

    Lewis, James R; Zhang, Xinzhang; Utaaker, Oscar-Torjus (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018)
    There is a common pattern for researchers to study one particular new religion, write a monograph or article on that specific group, and then begin the cycle all over again with a different group. This approach causes one to remember such groups as relatively stable organizations, fixed in memory at a specific stage of development, rather than as dynamic, evolving groups. In the present article, we ...
  • Urban infant mortality and religion at the end of the nineteenth and in the early twentieth century: the case of Ekaterinburg, Russia 

    Glavatskaya, Elena; Borovik, Julia; Thorvaldsen, Gunnar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08-03)
    Modern demographers analyse regional and other infant mortality differentials as important factors behind the current life expectancy of Russian citizens. Historically, however, the Russian Empire is simply displayed as one block with high infant mortality rates. Also with respect to cultural background factors, Russia is often perceived as religiously homogeneous with the Orthodox Church dominating ...
  • Å skrive om fortidens samiske mennesker 

    Rasmussen, Siv (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Hva ville fortidens samer si dersom de kunne lese det som er skrevet om dem? Ville de kjenne seg igjen i beskrivelsene, og ville de føle seg forstått? Eller ville de riste på hodet og si: – Nei, denne forfatteren vet jo ingenting om vårt egentlige liv. Vi forklarte jo dette for han presten som var her, men han har misforstått fullstendig.
  • Research into minorities: between science and politics 

    Landsem, Lena Ingilæ (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    В статье рассматривается взаимосвязь между наукой и политикой в исследованиях меньшинств в период с 1979 до середины 1980-х гг. в Университете Тромсё. На исследование оказали влияние различные условия того времени, такие как политические события и приоритеты и идеологические потоки в академических кругах. Три фактора повлияли на выбор темы, приоритетов и подходов к исследованиям меньшинств в Северной ...
  • Venting som metode 

    Tafjord, Bjørn Ola (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    This essay discusses waiting as a method in research and teaching. Appropriate waiting can often lead to better and even quicker understanding of people and questions. How to wait fruitfully is contextual knowledge. Respectful waiting is an ethical issue. Fieldworkers can learn proper waiting from their hosts. Good teachers and supervisors practice waiting and encourage patience.
  • Bokmelding. Knut Dørum og Eirin Holberg: Frå høvdingdøme til statsmakt i Noreg ca. 200–1350 

    Spangen, Marte (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-21)
  • Introduction: Intergenerational Transmissions of Infant Mortality using the Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) 

    Quaranta, Luciana; Sommerseth, Hilde Leikny (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-20)
    It has previously been shown that infant mortality clusters in a subset of families, a phenomenon which was observed in historical populations as well as contemporary developing countries. A transmission of death clustering across generations has also been shown in Belgium, but it is unknown whether such effects are specific to the studied context or are also found in other areas. The current article ...
  • Contrasting patterns of prehistoric human diet and subsistence in northernmost Europe 

    Pääkkönen, Mirva; Blauer, Auli; Olsen, Bjørnar Julius; Evershed, Richard P.; Asplund, Henrik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-18)
    Current archaeological evidence indicates the transition from hunting-fishing-gathering to agriculture in Northern Europe was a gradual process. This transition was especially complex in the prehistoric North Fennoscandian landscape where the high latitude posed a challenge to both domestic animal breeding and cereal cultivation. The conditions varied, the coastal dwellers had access to rich marine ...
  • Læstadianismens Jerusalem: Om konstruksjoner av hellige steder 

    Kristiansen, Roald E (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    The article examines the early ecclesiology of the Firstborn Laestadians in Northern Sweden and Norway where the geographical concept of “Lappland” (lappmark) became a significant term for the Laestadian congregations. The meaning of this term is interpreted in light of the Laestadians’ reading of the Bible in which the image of the biblical Jerusalem as the center for early Christianity is related ...
  • The Intergenerational Transfer of Infant Mortality in Northern Norway during the 19th and Early 20th Centuries 

    Sommerseth, Hilde Leikny (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    This paper is one of a series of five studying the intergenerational transfer of infant mortality down the maternal line. All five studies share the same theoretical and methodological design, and use data derived from a standard database format: the Intermediate Data Structure (IDS). The data for the research reported in this paper were derived from a longitudinal dataset covering the 19th and 20th ...
  • Emigrants in the Historical Population Register of Norway 

    Thorvaldsen, Gunnar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-12)
    Both the completed transcription of our emigration protocols, the construction of the national Historical Population Register, and other developments make an article about methods for studying emigration from Norway through the last couple of centuries topical. It starts by discussing the Norwegian and American source material where we can identify the emigrants’ absence from Norway. It in particular ...
  • Migration and the Historical Population Register of Norway 

    Thorvaldsen, Gunnar; Østrem, Nils Olav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-12)
    The Historical Population Register (HPR) of Norway gives rise to new research opportunities on a large array of topics spanning medicine, social sciences and humanities. This introductory article outlines the contents of the register, the periods it covers, and its use, particularly with respect to the study of geographic mobility. This article introduces the articles in this issue, which concentrate ...
  • In the wake of the wake. An investigation of the impact of the Storegga tsunami on the human settlement of inner Varangerfjord, northern Norway 

    Blankholm, Hans Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-02)
    The Storegga tsunami (8175-8120 cal. BP, Bondevik et al., 2012) has often been described as a catastrophe spelling major disaster and demographic decline for the people in the danger zone. More nuance is needed if we are to understand the effects. Most studies have had a supra-regional or regional character; less effort seems to have put into studies at the sub-regional level. The Norwegian coast, ...

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