With the help of newly developed motorised georadar systems, NIKU's archaeologists did some major discoveries at Gjellestad - including a Viking Ship. But how does the technology work and what will happen next?
Laser scanning can be an important addition to documenting cultural heritage, and has proven to be an accurate and cost-effective method of documenting and monitoring different types of cultural heritage projects.
By using geophysical methods of investigation, we can investigate archaeological sites without resorting to physical intervention.
Here are some of our projects
Here is a short film about the ship find.
Archaeologists armed with a motorized high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship and a large number of burial mounds and longhouses in Østfold County in Norway.
Viking ships found in Iceland have decayed, with the “Saum”, or rivets, often the only parts of the famous boats still remaining. A group of scientists now believe we can learn a lot from the surviving pieces of iron and have brought them to Norway for examination.