Bøstad House Sites and Pollen
List of Sites
Registrations in 1970 supply us with the following information:
House site 17x10 m, situated close Borge River at farm nr. 92/1 about 200 m west of the houses at farm nr. 92/2, 14. reference: R3 3155 H12. Small scale excavation is done at this site.
House site 16x7, situated at farm nr. 92/3, 14, 200 m W of house site R1 3155 H12 and 400 m W of the farm houses. ?Kreference: R1 3155H10.
150 m north north east of the house sites, a burial mound is situated, 4-5 m in dm, 60 m east of the house site, stones build up a spring: 1,1 x 0,9 m (inner measures)
Excavation of house site R3 3155 H12 was carried out by Olav S. Johansen in 1973. The structures indicates a date to the Merovingian Period or Viking Age, but dating from earlier cultural layers and hearth covers the period between BC 200 - AD 1000.
Finds from the excavationsmall iron sickle, different shreds of clay and a bead of rock crystal (museum number TS7734).
Pollen analysis from 1976 indicates cultivation of barley back to BC 2000. The farm has probably been deserted after the Black Death in the middle of the 12th century.
- Olav Sverre Johansen 1979: De nordnorske tunanleggene fra jernalderen, i Viking
- National Registrations: Topographical archive, Museum of Tromsø
Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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