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Vestvågøy - 8
Holsøya

Site/Artefact
Holsøya

Type
Burial-field

Site Number
None

UTM Grid Reference
442385 East
7557565 North

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

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All photos on this page taken by Wenche Brun

Description
The island became the property of the University of Tromsø in 1969 for 35 000 Norwegian kronor. According to archaeological records there are 60 burial mounds scattered into 6 separate fields:

a) 4 burial-cairns (R1 3155 08)

b) 3 burial-cairns (R2 3155 08)

c) Single grave-cairn at the highest point (R3 3155 08)

d) 21 cairns (R4 3155 08)

e) 7 cairns (R5 3155 08)

f) 24 cairns (R6 3155 08)

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
The island is property of the University of Tromsø and is freely accessed. One problem to reach it is the sea-level, which could be too high at certain periods.

References

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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