Bilde av Wickler, Stephen
Bilde av Wickler, Stephen
The Arctic University Museum of Norway stephen.wickler@uit.no +4777645081 90154024 Tromsø TMU A 219

Stephen Wickler


Researcher, maritime archaeology

Job description

My responsibilities include the management of submerged cultural heritage in northern Norway in a position partially financed by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

One of my principle tasks is the dissemination of knowledge gained from maritime archaeology research and management within a museum framework.

My research explores past relationships between people and waterscapes in northern Norway with a primary focus on the Iron Age and medieval periods.

I am a member of several research groups with an interest in documenting past human-environment dynamics in northern Norway through the development of new methods within archaeological science.


  • Giada Ferrari, Angelica Cuevas, Agata Teresa Wyrozemska, Rachel Ballantyne, Oliver Kersten, Albina Hulda Palsdottir et al.:
    The preservation of ancient DNA in archaeological fish bone
    Journal of Archaeological Science 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Stephen Wickler :
    The medieval stockfish trade: a maritime perspective from northern Norway
    ARGOS – Revista do Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo 2021 ARKIV
  • Stephen Wickler, Tori Falck :
    The social context of boats and maritime trade in late medieval Norway: case studies from northern and southern peripheries
    Archaeopress 2020
  • Nicholas L. Balascio, R. Scott Anderson, William J. D’Andrea, Stephen Wickler, Robert D’Andrea, Jostein Bakke :
    Vegetation changes and plant wax biomarkers from an ombrotrophic bog define hydroclimate trends and human-environment interactions during the Holocene in Northern Norway
    The Holocene 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Stephen Wickler, Tori Falck :
    The social context of boats and maritime trade in late medieval Norway: case studies from northern and southern peripheries.
    Archaeopress 2020 DATA
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Early Boats in Scandinavia: New Evidence from Early Iron Age Bog Finds in Arctic Norway
    Journal of Maritime Archaeology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Iconic Arctic Shipwrecks, Archaeology, and Museum Narratives
    International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Eva Panagiotakopulu, Paul C. Buckland, Stephen Wickler :
    Is there anybody in there? Entomological evidence from a boat burial at Øksnes in Vesterålen, northern Norway.
    PLOS ONE 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nicholas L. Balascio, Stephen Wickler :
    Human–environment dynamics during the Iron Age in the Lofoten Islands, Norway
    Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nicholas L. Balascio, William J. D’Andrea, R. Scott Anderson, Stephen Wickler :
    Influence of vegetation type on n-alkane composition and hydrogen isotope values from a high latitude ombrotrophic bog
    Organic Geochemistry 2018 DOI
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Stornaust og båtverksted fra middelalder. Forskningsutgravning i 2021 på Nergården, Bjarkøy, Harstad k.
    2022 ARKIV
  • Birgitte Skar, Jørgen Rosvold, Ivar Berthling, Martin Callanan, Kristoffer Dahle, Espen Finstad et al.:
    Glasialarkeologi i Norge
    2022
  • Marianne Skandfer, Roger Jørgensen, Stephen Wickler :
    Nordlendingen tar de geologiske ressursene i bruk: et arkeologisk perspektiv
    Museumsforlaget AS 2022
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Et stornaust og båtverksted fra vikingtid og middelalder. Forskningsutgravning i 2020 på Nergård, Bjarkøy, Harstad k.
    2021 ARKIV
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Feltrapporter fra marinarkeologisk befaringer i 2021 (15 stk.)
    2021
  • Stephen Wickler :
    D/S Hamburg. Full uenighet om vrak fra krigen: – Hvor mye kulturverdi er det i et skip som produserte fisk?
    01. November 2021 DATA
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Human-environment dynamics and maritime identities in Arctic Norway’s sea of islands since the Iron Age
    2021
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Hva kan skipsvrak fra middelalderen og 1700-tallet fortelle om tørrfiskhandelen i Nord-Norge?
    2021
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Robåten - en transportrevolusjon fra jernalderen. VitenSkapet
    VitenSkapet 2021
  • Stephen Wickler :
    DS «Malmberget» Skipet forsvant på mystisk vis for 108 år siden – så ble det funnet ved en tilfeldighet
    27. May 2021 DATA
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Jektevrak på Mjønes i Bodø kommune
    29. July 2021 DATA
  • Steve Nilsen, Stephen Wickler :
    Episode1: Arkeologisk utgraving i Nergården på Bjarkøy ved stornaustet til vikinghøvdingen Tore Hund
    23. August 2020 DATA
  • Susanne Skjåstad Lysvold, Stephen Wickler :
    Skipsanker fulgte med opp fra dypet: – Vitner nok om en flere hundre år gammel tragedie
    19. September 2020 DATA
  • Stephen Wickler, Øyvind Kaarbø :
    Kan ha vært båtbygging ved Tore Hund-naustet
    18. August 2020
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Whose watery past is it? What can we learn from recent public nautical archaeology projects and what does the discipline gain from community-driven research?
    2020 DATA
  • Jørn Erik Henriksen, Roger Jørgensen, Keth Elisabeth Lind, Anja Roth Niemi, Marianne Skandfer, Ingrid Sommerseth et al.:
    Faglig program 2020 - 2025. Arkeologiske undersøkelser. Norges arktiske universitetsmuseum
    2020 ARKIV
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Arkeologisk forskningsutgraving i nausttuft og tuft ID 38824 på Nergård, Bjarkøy, Harstad kommune, Troms og Finnmark fylke
    2020 ARKIV
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Skandinavias eldste robåtfunn er gjort på Senja
    2020 OMTALE
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Arktiske skipsvrak som ikoner og kulturminner
    2020
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Feltrapporter fra marinarkeologisk registreringsundersøkelser i regi av Tromsø Museum (UM) (13 rapporter)
    2019
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Hvor gamle er båttypene våre egentlig? Et dypdykk i Tromsø Museums arkeologiske magasin
    2019
  • Stephen Wickler :
    De eldste båter i Nord-Norge (og Norden): nye bevis fra båtfunn i myr
    2019
  • Leah P. Marshall, Nicholas L. Balascio, William J. D'Andrea, Stephen Wickler :
    Late Holocene sea-level reconstruction for the Lofoten Islands, Norway using sediment records from isolation basins
    2019
  • Stephen Wickler :
    ArcArc forskningsprosjekt "Stornaust langs leia" og utgravning av nausttufter på Sand og Bjarkøy i 2019
    2019
  • Stephen Wickler, Nicholas L. Balascio, William J. D'Andrea, R. Scott Anderson :
    Paleoenvironmental perspective on human-environment interactions during the Iron Age in the Lofoten Islands, Norway
    2019
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Forskningsgruppe Arctic Archaeology (ArcArc) og PoPArt prosjekt
    2019
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Har funnet naustet til Tore Hund: – Dette er en sensasjon
    23. October 2019 OMTALE
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Feltrapporter fra marinarkeologisk registreringsundersøkelser i regi av TMU i 2018 (8 rapporter)
    2018
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Lovundbåten: pågående arbeid og prosjektstatus
    2018
  • Stephen Wickler, Roger Jørgensen :
    Høyfjellsarkeologi og reinfangst i Nord. NORARK innsikt artikkel
    2018 FULLTEKST
  • Stephen Wickler, Tori Falck :
    Lovundbåten – Nord-Norges eneste bevarte middelalder fartøy
    Spor 2018
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Arctic shipwrecks as heritage icons and ships as symbols of cultural identity
    2018
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Forum presentation: Tromsø University Museum partner project contribution
    2017
  • Stephen Wickler :
    We know Vikings as infamous raiders—was that merely a response to climate change?
    06. August 2017
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Forskningsprosjekt "Høgfjellsarkeologi og villreinfangst i Nord": status of foreløpig resultater.
    2017
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Climate Change: Some Lessons From the Vikings
    26. September 2017
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Fish, Farm, or Fight. A new study is examining how Vikings adapted to climate change.
    28. December 2017
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Allianser i Sápmi. Samernas Tid dokumentärserie.
    30. December 2017
  • Anja Roth Niemi, Stephen Wickler, Roger Jørgensen :
    Vassdrag i Nord-Norge. Tanker om kunnskapshull og potensial for ny kunnskap
    2017
  • Stephen Wickler :
    Archaeological evidence for maritime trade from Northern Norway in the late Iron Age and medieval periods.
    2017

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    Research interests

    Archaeology of waterscapes in northern Norway from the Iron Age to the present with an emphasis on linking cultural heritage issues to research themes.

    •Coastal settlement and maritime activity (fishery development, harbors, boathouses as a social arena)

    •Viking Age and medieval maritime trade and long distance transport of goods (stockfish, stone resources – bakestones, millstones, whetstones, soapstone)

    •Fishery commercialization and globalization of the stockfish (dried cod) trade

    •Medieval watercraft and maritime networks

    •Development of boat technology in northern Norway from a multiethnic perspective

    •Maritime interethnic relations (Sámi-Norse interaction)

    •Role of waterways in coastal-inland interaction

    •Marine resources and the development of maritime settlement mounds since the late Iron Age

     

    Archaeological science

    •geoarchaeology- geochemistry, geophysical methods

    •tephrochronology

    •paleoenvironmental reconstruction and human-driven landscape transformation (biomarkers and other proxy data from sediment cores)

    Comparative heritage studies and museum narratives

    Long-standing research interests in the western Pacific and Oceania. Projects include research on perceptions of heritage in Palau, western Micronesia and the materiality of Australian South Sea Islander identity in Queensland, Australia.