The excavations in 2002 took place in the period
of June 10th - September 13th. In 2001 excavations
were carried out in the period of June - October.
In charge is the Archaeological Department, Tromsø
Museum, University of Tromsø.
The project is funded by Statoil.
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text: Copyright Tromsoe Museum. Reproduction only
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Deputy directors: Morten
Ramstad and Anja
During different periods Colin Amundsen, Frank Roberg
and Theo Gil have been employed with various aspects
of post-excavational work.
The project is to be finished by July 2006. The results
of the excavations will then be published in a major
Melkøya is situated outside Hammerfest in
Northern Norway. More information about Hammerfest
is found on These
pages. Visit our linkpages
for more information about the bakground for, and
progress of, the construction of the installation
for liquid natural gas at Melkøya.