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Borg House Site

Site/Artefact
Borg III, farm number 93

Type
House site

Site Number
Nr. 7

NGO Grid Reference
22577,7
1141931,5

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Borg House Site

Description
Small scale investigation in the 1980`s localised several house dwellings in the area called Borg III. Further excavations from 1999-2002 uncovered the remains of a longhouse dated back to AD 1000-1200.

Excavation Details
Bdig at Borg House Siteorg III is situated between Borg I and the old Rectory. Investigation in the middle of the 80`s localised several house sites in this area. Further excavations in 1986 and 1987 uncovered walls and peat, fireplaces, rooms and artefacts all indicating medieval times. Large scale excavations started in 1999, a project of co-operation between the University of Tromsø, Institute of Archaeology and the Viking museum at Borg. The main goal of this project is to investigate settlement at Borg from pagan times towards Christianity.

Project leadrer Brit Solli(University of Tromsø) has been working out some of the results:

Borg III is a longhouse, measuring about 35 x7m. The wooden posts that were standing in the wall, seem to have carried the roof. Two entrances were discovered being a part of the western stonewall. Smaller rooms were added to the house later.

The barn was probably situated in the northern part of the house. This area contained 5 cooking pits and several sherds of pottery. The settlement activity is about 2000 years old, but the house remains were probably in use from AD 1000-1200. Some finds from the Viking Age are also present.

Examples of finds:  

Spindles, remains of soapstone vessels, hone, iron slag from blacksmithing, tools for everyday jobs like cooking.

A report from these excavations will be finished after analysing the finds, probably in 2005. The project is also part of student thesis at the University of Tromsø.

Access/Ownership
Lofotr Vikingmuseum at Borg

References

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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