By Dagfinn Skre
The Avaldsnes Royal Manor undertaking explores early kingship in Northern Europe, spanning the interval c. AD–1320 advert. The imperative case is the Norwegian state and the middle website is Avaldsnes close to Haugesund, Western Norway. 9th–10th century skaldic poems in addition to 13th century sagas signifies that Avaldsnes was once the primary Viking Age royal manor. the positioning has produced quite a few beautiful gravefinds from the Roman interval onwards. between them are the 3rd century Flaghaug grave and send graves from the overdue 8th century. additionally, the Oseberg send, excavated close to Oslo, is now confirmed to were outfitted c. 820 close to Avaldsnes.
The Museum of Cultural background, college of Oslo, excavated the Avaldsnes cost in 2011–12. A workforce of 23 students from admired educational associations, together with the college of Cambridge and collage collage London, perform the study. this primary of 2 volumes comprises their effects in regards to the manor and its environment at the island of Kǫrmt by means of the Norðvegr, the sheltered crusing course alongside the West-Scandinavian coast. jointly, the chapters produce an in depth 1000-years’ heritage of a posh central-place sector, its monuments and structures, its actions and services, its blooming and fading, and at last its downfall within the 14th century.
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Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia (Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde - Ergänzungsbände) by Dagfinn Skre