We undertake archaeological excavations, investigations and registrations in the medieval towns of Norway.
Our archaeologists are also responsible for investigation of medieval churches, cemeteries, monasteries and fortified sites. The department’s research mainly revolves around archaeology from the late Viking Age until today.
NIKU is a leading institution in the use of new technology in conjunction with archaeological recording, mapping, documentation
and preservation. Key areas for developing new methodologies include the use of satellite imagery, aerial and terrestrial
laser scanning as well as geophysical surveys.