List of Sites
Borg I:Ib represents the earliest phase of the house-remains found during the main excavation. Dating indicates that this building was erected around AD 450 and rebuilt AD 700. Around 700 AD, the house is extended (Borg I:Ia). Excavations of these two house structures indicate a long term habitation from the period AD 450 to c 950 AD.
Why did the people choose to rebuild the house about AD 700? And what kind of changes do we recognise at these Sacred Heights from paganism towards Christianity?
House site I:Ib represents the oldest settlement phase of the two building-remains found during excavations of settlement structure I at Borg. The house foundations had a length of 67 m, and were about 8 m wide. Dating based on artefact typology and the c-14 method, indicates settlement activity with a time span between AD 450- c. AD 700. The end of phase one, marks a change when a new building is being put up: House I:Ia, the Chieftains house, obviously wider and longer.
Lofotr Vikingmuseum at Borg
- Borg in Lofoten- a chieftains farm in Northern Norway, Red.: Gerd S. Munch, Olav Sverre Johansen and Else Roesdahl. Arkeologiske Skrifter nr. 1, Lofotr- Vikingmuseet p Borg2003.
Check out the following sections of the website for related information:
- More information about finds and observations at house structure I:Ib.
- Iron Age
- Other imported artefacts from the later Iron Age.
Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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