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Borg Cultural Layers

Site/Artefact
Borg farm number 93

Type
Cultural layers interpreted as possible relation to Medieval Churchyard

Site Number
Nr. 12

NGO Grid Reference
22874,2
1141901,1

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Description
During restoration of an old stone fence, cultural layers were localised in 1994,  beneath and outside the stone fence. Ringstad documented the area by excavating narrow trenches. The investigation showed that the layers were up to 40 cm thick and 24 m in length, and these could be possible remains of settlement.

The finds have museum number TS 656 1 g-l and were identified as:Sherds of soapstone vessels, yellow polished potsherds, iron fragments, and soapstone-plates for baking, indicating Late Medieval Times.

Further excavation in this area may give us more information about the use of the whole area around the modern Church, back to the Medieval Times. Localisation of possible settlement structures around the old stone fence could perhaps verify the interpretation of the area as remains of Medieval Churchyard.

Another interesting question for future excavation is whether the area contains burial mounds from pagan times leading up to early Christianisation.

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Borg Church, public access

References

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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