this site you will find information about the
Melkoy project, an ongoing project initiated
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
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.
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
Some of the pages are only available in Norwegian!