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Borg House Remains

Site/Artefact
Borg II

Type
House remains

Site Number
Nr 5

NGO Grid Reference
22530,6
1141843,2

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Borg House Remains

Description
Borg II:1-3 contains three house sites and a partly preserved fence, situated east of The Chieftain's house (Borg I). Both areas seem to have been settled and used throughout the later part of the Viking Age. About AD 950, the Chieftain's house is being abandoned, at least pulled down and out of use, while the settlement at Borg II house 1, continues until the end of AD 1000.

The function of the settlement and activity area at Borg II is still debated, but house remains and artefacts point to a single farm unit (House 1) with small activity areas like House 2 and 3.

Could the size of the houses at Borg II and the artefacts found here, tell us about the use of the whole area at Borg and the changes from paganism towards Christianity? What kind of changes seem to happen at Sacred Heights at Borg?

Excavation Details
Borg II represents a settlement area, situated east of the Chieftains house: Borg I:Ia and Borg I:Ib.

This area consists of three house remains: Borg II: 1-3.

Borg II:1 is a longhouse about 20.8 x 6.3 m, typical in the period around AD 900. 

The two other house remains Borg II:2 and Borg II:3 measured 4.4 x 2.4 m and 3.3 x 2.0 m.

House 1 and 2 could have been built at the same time.

House 3 seems to be the oldest house in the settlement area at Borg II. Analysis from the house remains indicates an active settlement period parallel to the Chieftains house (Borg I). After the abundance of the Chieftains house, Borg II: house 2 is still in use (AD 1000).

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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