Northern Emporium project workshop.
|Date||Thu 27 Apr|
|Time||11:00 — 18:30|
|Location||UrbNet, Aarhus University – Moesgaard, Building 4230, 2nd floor.|
The Northern Emporium project aims to explore the evolution and dynamics of the earliest urban network in Scandinavia and the transition to the maritime-based network society in the Viking Age, based on a comprehensive, stratigraphic excavation of settlement and workshop layers in a central part of the earliest Ribe, one of the richest archaeological sites of the North Sea trading world, which emerged in the eighth century CE.
Ribe contains very rare organic layers from Scandinavia's first town. This workshop brings together a number of specialists to map the potential and strategy for a zooarchaeological, archaeobotanical, biomolecular and geochemical sampling and analysis programme before the excavations start.
The Northern Emporium project is an archaeological research project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation (Semper Ardens Fellowship). The project is affiliated to Centre of Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) at Aarhus University and carried out in close collaboration with Museum of Southwest Jutland.
Matthew Collins, Copenhagen University/University of York
Sarah Croix, Aarhus University
Pieterjan Deckers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Claus Feveile, Museum of South West Jutland
Søren Munch Kristiansen, Aarhus University
Peter Hambro Mikkelsen, Moesgaard Museum
David Orton, University of York
Eileen Reilly, independent, Dublin
Søren M. Sindbæk, Aarhus University
Morten Søvsø, Museum of South West Jutland
Mikkel Winther, Copenhagen University
Barbora Wouters, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
11:00 Arrival and coffee
11:10 Søren M. Sindbæk: Welcome and introduction to the Northern Emporium Project
11:25 Claus Feveile: The site and excavations strategy
11:40 Morten Søvsø: Archaeology and archaeoscience in Ribe
13:00 Matthew Collins: dirt-proteomics
13:25 Mikkel Winther, Copenhagen University: dirt DNA
13:50 Barbora Wouters: Micromorphology
14:15 Søren Munch Kristiansen: soil geochemistry and dating of contexts
14:40 David Orton: osteology, esp. small mammals.
15:30 Eileen Reilly, independent, Dublin: archaeoentomology
15:55 Peter Hambro Mikkelsen: palynology, NPP, macrofossils, woodDownload altBing Maps
16:20 Marcello Mannino: Isotopic studies on animal (and human?) bones
16:45 Topical discussions and questions from the project team (chair SMS)
17:30 Snack, mingling and brainstorm
18:30 Dinner and more brainstorm
If you wish to participate in the event, please contact Søren M. Sindbæk (firstname.lastname@example.org). Seats will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.