Biobinoculars on Urban Archaeology

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop/seminar


he Northern Emporium project aims to explore the evolution and dynamics of the earliest urban network in Scandinavia and the transition to the maritime-based network society in the Viking Age, based on a comprehensive, stratigraphic excavation of settlement and workshop layers in a central part of the earliest Ribe, one of the richest archaeological sites of the North Sea trading world, which emerged in the eighth century CE. Ribe contains very rare organic layers from Scandinavia's first town. This workshop brings together a number of specialists to map the potential and strategy for a zooarchaeological, archaeobotanical, biomolecular and geochemical sampling and analysis programme before the excavations start. The Northern Emporium project is an archaeological research project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation (Semper Ardens Fellowship). The project is affiliated to Centre of Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) at Aarhus University and carried out in close collaboration with Museum of Southwest Jutland.
Period27 Apr 2017
Event titleBiobinoculars on Urban Archaeology: Northern Emporium project workshop 27-4-2017
Event typeConference
LocationAarhus, Denmark