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The Borgring fortress had four gateways, oriented towards the principal points of the compass. The North Gateway, which was destroyed in a violent conflagration, is currently being excavated (Photo: The Museum of South East Denmark / bo47nielsen).
The carved oak timber object recently found in peat layers just outside the south gateway of the fortress. The piece has been cut and sampled for dendrochronological sampling (left). The function of the piece is unknown, but it may be a part of a door or building (Photo: The Museum of South East Denmark / Nanna Holm).

2017.07.04 | Arkæologi

Breakthrough in Dating Viking Fortress

In 2014, archaeologists from the Museum of South East Denmark and Aarhus University discovered the previously unknown Viking fortess at Borgring south of Copenhagen. Since then, a search has been taking place to uncover the life, function, destruction and, not least, the precise dating of the Viking fortress. Now, a new find has resulted in a…

Professor Eve-Marie Becker

2017.07.03 | Teologi

Eve-Marie Becker appointed fellow at The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies

From September until January 2017 Professor Eve-Marie Becker has received a fellowship at The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. During this period, she will be part of an interdisciplinary research group working on “The Subject of Antiquity: Contours and Expressions of the Self in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures”.

Excavation at Vasagård on Bornholm, examining the remains of a circular temple structure from around 2900 BC. Photo: Michael Thorsen, Bornholms Museum.

2017.06.16 | Research

Great potential in combining archaeological data with DNA analysis

Closer collaboration between archaeologists and genetic scientists will generate more knowledge – and more detailed knowledge – about human prehistory. This is the conclusion drawn by Assistant Professor Niels Nørkjær Johannsen from the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies and the Interacting Minds Centre, in an article which has just…

2017.06.15 | Antropologi

Centre for Environmental Humanities receives interdisciplinary network funding

The Centre for Environmental Humanities (CEH) has been awarded a total of DKK 274.135 by the Committee for Research and External Cooperation at Aarhus University to grow its scope and scale. This expansion will be led by CEH Deputy Director Heather Swanson.

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