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Knut Andreas Bergsvik

Professor, Archaeology
  • E-mailKnut.Bergsvik@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 31 36
  • Visitor Address
    Haakon Sheteligespl. 10
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5007 BERGEN

My main academic interests deal with economic, social and ideological and aspects of prehistoric societies, and my research is currently concentrated on two different themes: (1) Stone Age coastal hunter-fishers in Northern Europe and (2) the human use of caves and rockshelters. My work on these themes is mainly based on own archaeological fieldwork at several sites in western Norway, on international cooperation with other archaeologists and also on extensive interdisciplinary collaboration. I am particularly engaged in discussing the emergence of sedentism, the introduction of farming, and the demographic developments among the Stone Age hunter-fisher populations in Northern Europe. Concerning my research on caves and rockshelters, these are studied in a long-term perspective, and within a broad geographical frame. The preservation conditions for organic materials as well as their special character as “natural places” make them unique archaeological contexts for cross-disciplinary approaches. I am interested in how the caves and rockshelters were used, what they meant for people in different periods and regions, and also in how they have been perceived and contested up until the present day.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Knowledge from the ancient sea - a long-term perspective of human impact on aquatic life in Mesolithic Scandinavia. The Holocene. 632-645.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Fjord fishing in Mesolithic Western Norway. Environmental Archaeology. 309-316.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Crafting bone tools in Mesolithic Norway: A regional eastern-related know-how. European Journal of Archaeology. 190-221.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Hesitant hunters: a review of the introduction of agriculture in western Norway. Environmental Archaeology. 147-170.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Førromersk jernalder ved Skatestraumen - sosiale og økonomiske implikasjoner. Viking. 107-130.
  • Show author(s) 2005. En etnisk grense ved Stad i steinalderen. Primitive tider. 7-27.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2016. Milepæl: C14-metoden.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Arkeologi og religion.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Jegerne og fiskerne i MNB - Vestlandets siste Mohikanere?
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2018. Samfunnet i steinalder – belyst med hellerfunn fra Hardanger.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Herand i forhistorisk tid.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Hellerne fra jernalder og middelalder på Bømlo: Plasser for fangst, håndverk og ritualer.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Østlig innvandring for 10.000 år siden?
  • Show author(s) 2016. Innvandring fra øst i eldre steinalder?
  • Show author(s) 2015. Myke vestlendinger i en hard tid: Bruken av kleber i eldre steinalder.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Myke bømlinger i en hard tid. Bruken av kleber i eldre steinalder på Vestlandet.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Høybøen og Vindeneskvarven i forhistorisk og tidlig historisk tid.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Frå fangstfolk til fiskarbønder: Arkeologiske funn ved Høybøen og Vindenes.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Fiske i eldre steinalder på Vestlandet.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Vindenes - kulturlandskap i fare.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Steinalderhellerne i Hardanger - Bømlingenes sommerhus i 2000 år.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Vindenes i forhistorisk og tidlig historisk tid.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Rhyolitt fra Siggjo - pilespissmateriale fra Lista til Stadt i yngre steinalder.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Herandshellarane i eldre steinalder, boplassar eller rituelle stader.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Holer og hellarar i førhistorisk tid – buplassar eller rituelle stader?
  • Show author(s) 2009. Forhistorisk bosetning i Lurefjorden.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Det vestnorske hellerprosjektet.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Utgravninger i Herand i 2005.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Steinalderlandsbyen ved Fosnstraumen.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Arkeologiske utgravninger i Herandshellerne i 2005.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Isotopanalyser av steinøkser på Vestlandet.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Feltkurset på Stend i 2003 og 2004 - resultater og videre planer.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Arkeologiske utgravninger i Herand 2005.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Åpning av utstilling om ismannen Ötzi.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Kronikkskriving - egne erfaringer.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Fosnstraumen i steinalderen.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Steinalderen ved Fosnstraumen i Nordhordland.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Pragmatisme og arkeologi.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Pragmatisme og arkeologi.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. Portable soapstone animal figures in Mesolithic western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The perception and use of caves and rockshelters in Late Iron Age and medieval western Norway, c. AD 550-1550.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The known and unknown quarries in Neolithic western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Småskala jordbruk i Neolittisk tid på Vestlandet - en arkeologisk og botanisk analyse.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Neolithic transformations in western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Neolithic cultures in Southern Norway – archaeological constructions or real social units?
  • Show author(s) 2018. Stray finds as big data. A pilot study from Hordaland, Western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Stone Age stray finds as big data. A pilot study from Hordaland, Western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Rockshelters in western Norway - suitable places for 11th to 16th century folks?
  • Show author(s) 2018. Project application: Coastal demography in Stone Age western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Mesolithic fishing in western Norway. Implications for subsistence, settlement and population.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Mesolithic fishing in western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Demographic developments in Stone Age western Norway (11.500-3800 cal BP) by proxy of radiocarbon dates, site counts and stray-finds.
  • Show author(s) 2018. DEMOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENTS IN STONE AGE WESTERN NORWAY (11.500-3800 CAL BP) BY PROXY OF RADIOCARBON DATES, SITE COUNTS AND STRAY-FINDS.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Coast-fjord relations in Mesolithic western Norway: a case-study from two rockshelters in Hardanger.
  • Show author(s) 2017. To mesolittiske skjeletter på Vestlandet - nye undersøkelser og resultater.
  • Show author(s) 2017. The slow neolithization: a case-study from Western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2017. The ambivalence of caves and rockshelters in medieval Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Marin bærbar kunst i eldre steinalder på Vestlandet.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Bruk og oppfattelse av huler og hellere i yngre jernalder og middelalder på Vestlandet. En analyse basert på arkeologisk materiale og skriftlige kilder.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The emergence of sedentism in Mesolithic western Norway: a case-study from the rockshelters of Sævarhelleren and Olsteinhelleren by the Hardanger fjord.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The cultural, social and demographic (?) transformations of the last hunter-fishers in western Norway (Middle Neolithic B 2600-2300 cal BC).
  • Show author(s) 2016. Project application: coastal demography in Stone Age western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Mesolithic fishing landscapes in western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Landscapes of comfort and landscapes of fear in the coastal Mesolithic of Western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Comfortable fishers in western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Mesolittiske klebergjenstander i Vest-Norge. Kronologi, dritribusjon, funksjon.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Line Fishing in Mesolithic Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Huler og hellere fra eldre jernalder på Vestlandet: Marginale steder for marginale folk?
  • Show author(s) 2014. Overgangen til Neolittisk tid på Vestlandet: Endringsprosesser og årsaker.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Land, strand og sjø: Kyst- og innlandsrelasjoner i vestnorsk steinalder.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Huler og hellere i eldre jernalder på Vestlandet - marginale steder brukt av marginale folk?
  • Show author(s) 2014. From stone shelters to wooden shielings. The use and abandonment of early medieval caves and rockshelters at the west coast of Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Early Iron Age Cave Burials in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The emergence of sedentism in Mesolithic western Norway: A case-study from the rockshelters of Sævarhelleren and Olsteinhelleren by the Hardanger fjord.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The Mesolithic Rockshelters in Herand.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The Bronze Age and Iron Age Rockshelters in Herand.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Introduction to the workshop.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Introduction to the session "The use and perception of caves and rockshelters in Early Medieval Europe (400-1200 AD)".
  • Show author(s) 2013. Fjord Fishing in Mesolithic Western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Early Medieval Caves and Rockshelters at the west coast of Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Crafting tools during the 7th mill. BC. A regional know-how.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Huler og hellere i Norge i eldre jernalder. Boliger for dverger, jotner og mennesker.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Huler og hellere i Eldre Jernalder i Norge.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The social and economic significance of rockshelters in Iron Age Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Iron Age caves and rockshelters - dwellings for dwarfs, giants, and humans.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Iron Age Caves and Rockshelters in Norway. Dwellings for dwarfs, giants, and humans.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The role of Mesolithic caves and rockshelters in Norway: seasonal camps or ritual sites?
  • Show author(s) 2010. Rock-art, burials, and residences in Bronze Age caves in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Iron-Age caves and rockshelters in Norway - dwellings for dwarfs, giants, and humans.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Introduksjon til workshoppen.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Introduksjon til sesjonen "De store fortellingene - resirkulering eller nyskaping".
  • Show author(s) 2010. Introduction to the seminar "Contemporary Archaeology".
  • Show author(s) 2010. Into the wild: the social and economic significance of Rockshelters in Iron Age Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Huler og hellere på Vestlandet. Kartlegging og kronologi.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Eldre steinalders fiske ut fra materialet i Herandshellerne.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Fysiske og mentale trusler i kulturminneforvaltningen.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Bronsealderhellerne i Herand, Hardanger.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Regionalisering i et langtidsperspektiv.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Marrying the enemy- Mobility across social boundaries in Neolithic Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Introduction to the session Caves in context: The economical, social, and ritual importance of caves and rockshelters.
  • Show author(s) 2007. The importance of landscape and landscape perceptions to in-group and between-group relations among hunter-fishers of Neolithic western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Stone Age human bones in Norwegian caves and rockshelters.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Stability and change among marine hunter-fishers in western Norway 7000-4500 BC. Results from the excavations of two rockshelters in Hardanger.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Stability and change among marine hunter-fishers in western Norway 7000-4500 BC. Results from recent excavations of rock-shelters.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Referansesystem for råmaterialer av stein. Bakgrunn, metode og forskningspotensiale.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Lithic technology and social boundaries.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Fangstsamfunn og busetnad i steinalderen.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Webformidlingen av Hellerprosjektet.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Uttak og spredning av råmaterialer i steinalderen i Vest-Norge.
  • Show author(s) 2005. East is east and west is west - on cultural differences in Neolithic Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Det vestnorske hellerprosjektet - resultater og perspektiver.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Det vestnorske hellerprosjektet.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Caught in the middle - between land and sea in the Norwegian Mesolithic.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Myten om vestlendingen.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Myten om Vestlendingen.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Hesitating hunters: the introduction of agriculture in western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Etniske grenser i Vest-Norge i tidligneolittisk tid.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Det vestnorske hellerprosjektet.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Arkeologiske kommentarer til Theo Vennemanns teorier om språkutvikling i Europeisk forhistorie.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Innledning til sesjonen etnisitet og materiell kultur i Nordens steinalder.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Steinalderens etnisitet - for vanskelig for arkeologer?
  • Show author(s) 2000. Mesolithic Ethnicity - too hard to handle?
  • Show author(s) 1961. Coastal demography in stone age western Norway. A cross-disciplinary approach.
Book review
  • Show author(s) 2020. Cultural taxonomies in the Paleolithic—Old questions, novel perspectives. Evolutionary Anthropology (print). 49-52.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) 2018. Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe. Oxbow Books.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Caves in Context. The Cultural Significance of Caves and Rockshelters in Europe. Oxbow Books.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Humaniora i nasjonen. Nasjonen i humaniora. Historisk-filosofisk fakultet Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Humaniora i nasjonen – nasjonen i humaniora. Det historisk-filosofiske fakultets bidrag til hundreårsmarkeringen Norge 1905 – 2005. Historisk-filosofisk fakultet, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Fra funn til samfunn. Jernalderstudier tilegnet Bergljot Solberg på 70-årsdagen. Arkeologisk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen.
Compendium
  • Show author(s) 1998. Lok. 17 Havnen. Rapport fra utgravningen av lok. 17 Havnen, Skatestraumen, Bremanger kommune, Sogn og Fjordane.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Lok. 1 Haukedal. Rapport fra utgravningen av lok. 1 Haukedal, Skatestraumen, Bremanger kommune, Sogn og Fjordane.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Uventede funn med konsekvenser - småskalajordbruk i yngre steinalder på Vestlandet. Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 7-18.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Demografiske endringer i steinalderen på Vestlandet. Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 192-193.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Fra enkeltgjenstander til stordata – løsfunn fra steinalder i Hordaland. Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 121-132.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Hva gjorde Kale i Dollsteinhola? Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 112-119.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Feltarkeolog i 48 år - Asle Bruen Olsen (1951-2018). Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 144-151.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Svart natt på Universitetsmuseet. Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 7-16.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Fiske i eldre steinalder på Vestlandet. Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 6-14.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Huler og hellere fra eldre steinalder - betydning og forskningspotensial. Riss: Et arkeologisk tidsskrift. 12-24.
  • Show author(s) 2010. "Forskerverksted" om huler og hellere i Herand. Herand Bygdeblad. 14-15.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Beinredskaper fra Sævarhelleren og Olsteinhelleren. Herand Bygdeblad. 17-19.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Sævarhelleren og Olsteinhelleren i Herand - sommarhus i 3000 år. Hardanger - Tidsskrift for Hardanger historielag. 33-50.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Myten om vestlendingen. NAM-nytt. 45-50.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Arkeologiske utgravninger i Herandhellerne i 2005. Herand Bygdeblad. 6-9.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Bergartsbrudd og mening i steinalderen. Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 44-49.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Nordlendingen som forandret Bergen bys historie. Arkeo. Nytt fra Historisk museum i Bergen. 26-31.
  • Show author(s) 1989. Anders Hagen - professor og samfunnsmenneske. Arkeo. Nytt fra Historisk museum i Bergen. 23-28.
  • Show author(s) 1988. Vestnorske graver fra steinalderen - som sunket i jorden. Arkeo. Nytt fra Historisk museum i Bergen. 9-13.
  • Show author(s) 1988. Eva og Per Fett - to veteraner i vestnorsk arkeologi. Arkeo. Nytt fra Historisk museum i Bergen. 20-25.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Forskningen ut med badevannet. Khrono.no.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Ingen pengesum vil kunne erstatte det tapte. Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Kulturlandskap i fare. Bergens Tidende. 31-31.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Myten om Vestlendingen. Bergens Tidende. 1 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Gamle handelsfolk på Vestlandet. Bergens Tidende.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2017. Elite milieus and centres in Western Norway 200-550 AD.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Ethnic Boundaries in Neolithic Norway.
Documentary
  • Show author(s) 2006. Hellernes Hemmeligheter.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2020. Mesolithic fishing landscapes in western Norway. 34 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Low-level agriculture in Neolithic western Norway. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. The perception and use of caves and rockshelters in Late Iron Age and medieval western Norway c. AD 550-1550. 31 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Mesolithic fishing in western Norway. 2 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Caves and rockshelters in medieval Europe - religious and secular use. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Mesolithic Soapstone Line-sinkers in Western Norway: Chronology, Acquisition, Distribution, Function and Decoration. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Caves and Rockshelters in Iron-Age Coastal Norway: At the Margins of the Society? 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The Emergence of Sedentism in Mesolithic Western Norway. A Case-study from the Rockshelters of Sævarhelleren and Olsteinhelleren by the Hardanger Fjord. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Medieval Rockshelters in Western Norway - Activities, Functions and Social Identities. 28 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Mesolithic caves and rockshelters in Western Norway. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Caves in Context: an introduction. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The last hunter-fishers in western Norway. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The experienced axe. Chronology, condition and context of TRB-axes in western Norway. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. East is east and west is west: On regional differences in Neolithic Norway. 27 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The importance of landscape perceptions to in-group and between-group relations among hunter-fishers of neolithic Western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The Importance of Landscape Perceptions to In-group and Between-group Relations among Hunter-Fishers of Neolithic Western Norway. 64 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Marrying the enemy: Technology and regions in Early Neolithic Norway. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Stability and Change Among Marine Hunter-Fishers in Western Norway 7000-4500 cal BC. Results from the Excavations of Two Rockshelters in Hardanger. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Caught in the middle: functional and ideological aspects of Mesolithic shores in Norway. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Sævarhelleren i Herand. 1 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Båtene ved Mostraumen: Bergkunst i grenseland. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Kulturdualisme i vestnorsk jernalder. 31 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Bofaste jeger- og fiskerfolk på Vestlandet. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Steinalderundersøkelsene ved Skatestraumen, Sogn og Fjordane. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1999. A new reference system for classification of lithic raw materials: A case study from Skatestraumen, Western Norway. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1998. A new reference system for classification of lithic raw materials: A case study from Skatestraumen, western Norway.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Lokaliseriingsanalyse av stein- og bronsealderbosetningen på Kollsnes i Øygarden, Hordaland. 24 pages.
Internet exhibition
  • Show author(s) 2018. Vasselhelleren.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Sævarhelleren og Olsteinhelleren.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Sætrehelleren.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Storsetehilleren.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Røvarhola.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Ruskeneset.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Ostrabakkjen.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Klubbhelleren.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Kjerringholet.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Holmefjordhelleren.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Hallgrimshelleren.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Geitalemen.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Funna i Sævarhellaren og Olsteinhellaren.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Det vestnorske hellerprosjektet.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Det vestnorske hellerprosjektet.
Foreword
  • Show author(s) 2008. Fangstfolk og jordbrukere ved den lange fjorden. 136-145.

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Published books:

Bergsvik, K.A.; Åstveit, L. I,; Zinsli, C.; Olsen, T. B. 2020. Faglig program i arkeologi for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen 2020–2025. Steinalder til og med mellomneolittisk tid (9500–2350 f.Kr.). UBAS 11. Bergen: Universitetet i Bergen.
 

Bergsvik, K.A. 2006. Ethnic Boundaries in Neolithic Norway. BAR International Series 1554. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Bergsvik, K.A.  2002. Arkeologiske undersøkelser ved Skatestraumen. Bind 1. Arkeologiske avhandlinger og rapporter fra Universitetet i Bergen. Bergen Museum, Universitetet i Bergen.

 

Edited books:

Bergsvik, K.A. and Dowd, M. (eds.) 2018. Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe, AD 500-1500. Oxbow Books.

Bergsvik, K.A. and Skeates, R. (eds.) 2012. Caves in Context. The Cultural Significance of Caves and Rockshelters in Europe . Oxford, Oxbow Books.

Bergsvik, K.A., Johannessen, O.-J., Losnedahl, K. G., Sveen, H.K. and Ågotnes, H.-J. (eds.) 2007. Humaniora i Nasjonen, Nasjonen i Humaniora. Det historisk-filosofiske fakultets bidrag til hundreårsmarkeringen Norge 1905-2005. Bergen, University of Bergen.

Bergsvik, K.A. and Engevik, jr. A., (eds.) 2005.  Fra funn til samfunn. Jernalderstudier tilegnet Bergljot Solberg på 70-årsdagen. UBAS Nordisk 1. Department of Archaeology, University Bergen.

 

Articles in journals and edited books

Boethius, A, Bergsvik, K.A. and Nilsson, B. 2020. Knowledge from the ancient sea – about offering a long-term perspective of human impact on subsurface life. The Holocene 30 (5), 632-645

Bergsvik, K.A., Hjelle, K. L., Halvorsen, L., Olsen, A.B. and Zinsli, C. 2020. Low-level agriculture in Neolithic western Norway. In Gron, K, Sørensen, L. and Rowley Conwy, P. (eds.) Farmers at the Frontier: A Pan-European Perspective on Neolithisation. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 339-362

Bergsvik, K.A. and Ritchie, K. 2020. Mesolithic fishing landscapes in western Norway. In Schülke, A. (ed.) The Coastal Landscapes of the Mesolithic. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 229-262.

Bergsvik, K.A. and Dowd, M. 2018. Caves and rockshelters in medieval Europe: religious and secular use In K. A. Bergsvik and M. Dowd (eds.). Cave Rituals in Medieval Europe 400-1200 AD. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 1-9.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2018. The perception and use of caves and rockshelters in late Iron Age and medieval Western Norway c. 550-1550 AD. In K. A. Bergsvik and M. Dowd (eds.). Cave Rituals in Medieval Europe 400-1200 AD. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 32-62.

Bergsvik, K.A., 2017. Mesolithic soapstone line-sinkers in western Norway: chronology, acquisition, distribution, function, and decoration. In G. Hansen and P. Storemyr (eds.). Soapstone in the North – Quarries, Products and People 7000 BC – Ad 1700. UBAS vol. 9. University of Bergen: Bergen. 73-92.

Bergsvik, K. A. 2017. Caves and Rockshelters in Iron Age Coastal Norway – At the Margins of the Society? In S. Semple and C. Orsini (eds.) Life on the Edge. Neue Studien zur Sachsenforschung. Hannover Museum Press: Hannover, pp 317-334.

Bergsvik, K.A., Hufthammer, A.K., and Ritchie, K., 2016. The emergence of sedentism in Mesolithic western Norway. A case-study from the rockshelters of Sævarhelleren and Olsteinhelleren by the Hardanger fjord. In Hein Bjerck et al. (eds.) Marine Ventures: Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations. Proceedings from the Marine Ventures International Symposium in Trondheim 2013.  Sheffield: Equinox.

Ritchie, K., Hufthammer, A.K. and Bergsvik, K. A. 2016. Fjord Fishing in Mesolithic Western Norway. Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology  21(4): 309-316. Publisert online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14614103.2015.1118212Bergsvik, K.A. and David, E. (2015) Crafting bone tools in Mesolithic Norway: a regional eastern-related Know-how. European Journal of Archaeology 18(2) 190-221.

Bergsvik, K.A. and Hansen, G. 2015. Medieval rockshelters in western Norway. Activities, functions, and social identities. In Baug, I., Larsen, J. and Mygland, S.S. Nordic Middle Ages – Artefacts, Landscapes and Society. Essays in Honour of Ingvild Øye on her 70th birthday. UBAS 8.p. 49-76.

Bergsvik, K.A. and Skeates, R. 2012. Caves in Context: an introduction. In K.A. Bergsvik and R. Skeates (eds.) Caves in Context. The Cultural Significance of Caves and Rockshelters in Europe . Oxford, Oxbow Books.

Bergsvik, K. A. and Storvik, I. 2012. Mesolithic caves and rockshelters in Western Norway.K.A. Bergsvik and R. Skeates (eds.) Caves in Context. The Cultural Significance of Caves and Rockshelters in Europe . Oxford, Oxbow Books.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2011.The last hunter-fishers of western Norway. In Glørstad, H. and Prescott, C. (eds.) Becoming European? The Transformation of the third Millennium Europe and the Trajectory into the second Millennium BC, pp. 100-114. Oxbow books, Oxford.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2011. East is east and west is west: on regional differences in Neolithic Norway. In Olofsson, A. (ed.) Archaeology of indigenous peoples in the north. Archaeology and Environment 27. University of Umeå, pp. 133-160.

Bergsvik, K.A. and Østmo, E. 2011. The Experienced Axe. Chronology, Condition, and Context of the TRB-axes in Western Norway. In Edmonds, M. and Davis, Vin (eds.) Stone Axe Studies II. Council for British Archaeology, Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 7-20.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2010. Marrying the Enemy: Technology and Regions in Early Neolithic Norway. In Barndon, R., Engevik jr, A. and  Øye, I. (eds.) The Archaeology of Regional Technologies. Case Studies from the Palaeolithic to the Age of Vikings. Mellen Press, New York, pp. 109-126.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2009. The importance of Landscape Perceptions to In-Group and Between-Group Relations among Hunter-Fishers of Neolithic Western Norway. In Glørstad, H. and Prescott (eds.) Neolithisation as if History mattered. Bricoleur Press, Lindome, pp. 105-134.

Bergsvik, K.A. and Hufthammer, A.K. 2009. Stability and change among marine hunter-fishers in western Norway 7000-4500 BC. Results from the excavations of two rockshelters. In Crombé, P. (ed.) Chronology and evolution in the Mesolithic of N(W) Europe. Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 435-449.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2009Caught in the middle: functional and ideological aspects of Mesolithic shores in Norway. In McCartan, S., Woodman, P., Schulting, R. and Warren, G.  (eds.), Mesolithic Horizons: Papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Belfast 2005. Oxford, Oxbow Books, pp. 602-609.

 Bergsvik, K.A. 2006. Førromersk jernalder ved Skatestraumen. Sosiale og økonomiske implikasjoner. Viking LXIX, pp. 107-130.

Hjelle K.L. , Hufthammer, A.K. and Bergsvik, K.A. 2006. Hesitant hunters: a review of the introduction of agriculture in Western Norway. Journal of Environmental Archaeology, pp. 147-170.

 

 

 

 

  • Research project: "Demographic developments in western Norway. Main supervisor for Ph.D. student Victor Lundström
  • Research project: "Mesolithic portable soapstone figures in western Norway". A collaboration with David Simpson and Hanne Årskog
  • Research project: "Mesolithic human skeletons in western Norway". A collaboration with Anne Karin Hufthammer and David Simpson (both University museum of Bergen)
  • The rockshelter project in western Norway. A cross-disciplinary investigation of subsistence, social identity and ritual activity in caves and rockshelters in western Norway from the Stone Age to the Iron Age (7000 BC - 1500 AD)".

Research groups