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Buksnesfjorden

Site/Artefact
Buksnesfjorden

Type
A number of grave-mounds, (circular, oval, boat-shaped), house-dwellings, boathouse-dwellings, court-site

Site Number
None

UTM Grid Reference
441816 East
7556241 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Topografisk Hovedkartserie - M711 No 1031 II

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Description
The Buksnesfjord-area has a large number of cultural-heritage sites from the Iron Age. The area is considered to have been important during the early Iron-Age.

At Holsneset is the largest boat-house dwelling in Northern Norway and a larger burial site is situated at Holsøya. A court-site is recorded in the Leknes area. Part of this concentration is the graveyard at Ballstadøya, Buksnes prestegård, Fygle and Einangen.

Today we can barely trace the court-site at Leknes, due to modern development, but it is accepted that there must have been about 14 to15 houses gathered around an oval "courtyard". In 1950, the remains of 4 house-dwellings were still preserved and these were excavated in 1951. The complex is interpreted as part of a central-farm which must have existed in the area, probably close to the modern "Parish". The distance from the court-site to the boat-house dwelling and the burial-field is 1 to1.5 km.

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
The area is partly private, partly public.

References

Storli, I. (2001). Fra stamme til stat. Bidrag til diskusjonen omkring tunanleggenes rolle i nordnorsk jernalder. Viking 2001.

Munch, G., Johansen, O.S. and Roesdal, E. (2003). Borg in Lofoten. A chieftain's farm in North Norway. Arkeologisk Skriftserie 1.

Check out the following sections of the website for related information:

Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts

1. Borg
2. Buksnesfjorden
3. Bøstad
4. Eggum
5. Einangen
6. Eltoft
7. Holsneset
8. Holsøya
9. Kvalnes
10. Moland
11. Nykmark
12. Skjerpen
13. Trollsteinen
14. Uttakleiv
15. Vendalsjord
16. The Stone Crosses
17. Malnes
18. Borg Burial Mounds
19. Borg Burial Mounds
20. Borg Roman House Site
21. Borg House Remains I:Ia
23. Borg I:Ib
24. Borg House Remains
25. Borg - Midden

26. Borg House Site
27. Borg House Sites
28. Borg Farm Ruins
29. Borg Medieval Sites
30. Borg Burial Mounds
31. Borg Possible Settlement
32. Borg Medieval House Site
33. Borg Boat Houses
34. Burial Mound
35. Burial Mound
36. Borg Burial Mound
37. Borg Modern Church
38. Bøstad Burial Cairn
39. Bøstad Removed Burials
40. Bøstad - Courtyard
41. Boat House and Burial
42. Bøstad House Sites
43. Bøstad Farm Mound
44. Rystad Boat Houses
45. Rystad Burial Mound
46. Burial and Farm Mound
47. Rystad Burial Mound
48. Rystad - Burials
49. Rystad Burial Cairn
50. Handberg Charcoal-Pits

51. Handberg Farm Mound
52. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 1
53. Handberg Charcoal Pit -2
54. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 3
55. Handberg Charcoal Pit - 4
56. Handberg Charcoal Pits
57. Handberg Charcoal Pit
58. Vendalsjord
59. Lie Burial Mound
60. Lie Boat House
61. Lie
62. Løvdal
63. Borgfjord Indre
64. Sletteng
65. Borgfjord Ytre
66. Ytre Borgfjord - Burial
67. Borgfjord Ytre
68. Ytre Borgfjord
69. Borgfjord Ytre
70. Hagvåg Boat House
71. Hagvåg Burial Mound
72. Hagvåg Bridge Construction
73. Evjen Farm Mound

 

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