Norwegian archaeologists found a late Iron Age Nagaya


Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) —Norwegian archaeologists use ground penetrating radar in the southeastern part of the country, including one of the largest in Scandinavia, on Monday, a region that researchers believe to be a central location. In the late Scandinavian Iron Age, he said he discovered a cluster of longhouses.

The longhouse, a long, narrow single-room building, was found at Gjellestad, 86 km (53 miles) southeast of Oslo, near the location of the Viking-era ship in 2018, near the Swedish border.

“Several buildings were found north of the Gjellestad ship. All are typical Iron Age Nagaya. The most striking discoveries are 60 meters (197 feet) long and 15 meters (49 feet) wide. Nagaya is one of the largest tenements we know in Scandinavia. Cultural Heritage Studies said in statement.

The importance of Gjellestad during that period was not immediately apparent. But the group, known by the Norwegian acronym NIKU, said it was working to find it.

This fall, archaeologists covered 40 hectares (about 100 acres) south, east, and north, and a radar system discovered a Guerrestad ship. One of the next steps is archaeological excavation.

This study was conducted by archaeologists, historians, and Viking era experts to investigate the development of the Nordic Iron Age region, which began around 500 BC and continued until around 500 BC, “The Birth of the Viking Christ: Cross-border Guerestad”. This is the first part of a research project called. 800 and the beginning of the Viking era.

“We don’t know how old the house is or what function they had. Archaeological excavations and dating can help us get the answer,” he said. Archaeologist Sigrid Mannsaaker Gundersen said.

They also found some excavated burial mounds in a nearby field.

“It’s not surprising to find these burial mounds, as we already know that there are several other burial mounds in the surrounding area,” Gustavsen said. “Nevertheless, it’s important to know these to get a more complete picture of Gjellestad and its surroundings.”