On this site you will find information about the Melkoy project, an ongoing project initiated in 2001.

In the left menu you can find more information about the background of the project and the localities excavated in 2001, 2002 and 2005. You will also find some pages about the prehistory of Arctic Norway, and some pages about the methods applied to excavate and document the remains of this prehistory. To the right you will find shortcuts to particular topics of current interest. Updates to these pages are announced on the newspage.

While the island Melkoya itself has succumbed to modern industry and an immense factory, new areas are being affected by the largescale expansion of the oil- and gasindustry in the northernmost parts of Norway. In 2005 preliminary archaeological investigations were carried out in Skjaervika. This area will be excavated, most probably in 2007 and 2008.

A new exhibition focussing on the use and role of fire in Stone Age societies in Northern Norway has opened. The exhibition is based on finds from Melkoya. Read more

NB! Some of the pages are only available in Norwegian! We appologise!





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Updated by Anja Roth Niemi

November 2nd, 2006

Editor: Stephen Wickler, Dept. of Archaeology, Tromsoe Museum