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

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Published books:

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

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.

 

 

 

 

  • Book project: "Cave Rituals in Medieval Europe. 500 - 1200 AD." In collaboration with Marion Dowd, School og Science, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland.
  • 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)
  • Research project: "Early agriculture in western Norway. Investigations at Straume, Radøy." Collaboration with Asle Bruen Olsen, Lene Synnøve Halvorsen, Peter Emil Kaland and Anne Karin Hufthammer (all 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