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Norwegian Forum For Experimental Archaeology

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Norwegian Forum for Experimental Archaeology (NO)
Midgard Viking Centre (NO)

The Norwegian Forum for Experimental Archaeology was founded during our first gathering in 2011. The aim is to inspire archaeologists and museum staff in Norway to an increased focus on experimental archaeology. We welcome to the annual meeting of the Norwegian Forum for Experimental Archaeology. The seminar takes place at Midgard Viking Centre in Borre, Vestfold and at Oseberg Viking Heritage's construction site at Vikingodden in Tønsberg. The aim of the conference is to increase the knowledge and competence around experimental archeology, and create an environment for the exchange of thoughts and ideas.

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Program for NFEA 2020

Friday: Guided tour of Vikingodden. Oseberg viking heritage shows how they work with reconstructions of ships from the Late Iron Age. (time tbc)

Saturday: Lecture at Midgard Viking Center.

09: 30-10: 00: Registration and coffee
10: 00-10: 10: Welcome to Midgard - Fredrik Bjønnes
10: 15-10: 30: Video Presentation EXARC and experimental archaeology - Roeland Paardekooper
10: 35-11: 20: Practical experiments in the archaeology of music and sound - Gjermund Kolltveit
11: 20-11: 30: Short leg stretch and coffee
11: 30-12: 15: Snartemodugnaðr - Katja Regevik.

12: 15-13: 00 Lunch

13: 00-13: 45: Piece-woven ribbons from Oseberg - Bente Skogsaas
13: 50-1435: Frankish bark - Nils Anderssen
14: 35-14: 45: Short leg stretch and coffee
14: 50-15: 35 From the craftsperson's perspective: Lime burning in the time of corona - Sverre Guldberg
15: 40-16: 25: Title TBA - KHM Vikingskipshuset
16: 45-17: 45: Guided tour of Borreparken

18:00: Dinner and professional discussions in Gildehallen (Note, requires own ticket)

Sunday: Practical demonstrations and workshops at Gildehallen from 1100-1600.

There are possibilities for accommodation at Thon Hotell Horten.

Single room incl. Breakfast: 770, -
Double room including breakfast: 910, - (455, - per person)

Contact us for booking code if this is of interest.

We still have room for more demonstrations on Sunday. For questions, contact us at