Husebyer - Status Quo, Open Questions and Perspectives

Papers from a workshop at the National Museum Copenhagen 19-20 March 2014

Edited by: Lisbeth Eilersgaard Christensen, Thorsten Lemm, Anne Pedersen

Since the early 20th century, the more than 130 hamlets or farms in Scandinavia and Orkney-known by the name Husaby, Huseby, Husby, Husebo, etc.-have been a key topic in historical, archaeological, and onomastic research into the Viking Age and early Medieval Period. In 2014, the National Museum Jelling Project invited a group of scholars to take part in a interdisciplinary workshop. The aim was to focus on the current status quo of the Huseby-research and identify core targets for the future. The participants were therefore encouraged to suggest new paths of research, whether historical, onomastic, or archaeological. During the workshop the following key themes were addressed: the current status and evidence for a dating of the Husebyer; the origin of the presumed Huseby-system; possible explanations of the uneven distribution of the Husebyer; current interpretations of the background and the functions of the Husebyer; and identification of Husebyer in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Orkney which hold promise for further archaeological field investigations. (Series: Publications from the National Museum. Studies in Archaeology & History, Vol. 20:3 Jelling Series) [Subject: Archaeology]

Publication Date: 10/15/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788776023331