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Bøstad House Sites and Pollen Analysis

Site/Artefact
Bøstad farm number 92

Type
House sites and pollen analysis

Site Number
Nr. 18

NGO Grid Reference
22500,1
1142649,3

Map ( 1:50000)
�K reference:?
Excavated House site 1: R3 3155H12
House site 2: R1 3155 H10

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Bøstad House Sites

Description
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 Details
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.

Access/Ownership
Private property

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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