Stone Age Demographics

2017-2022 funded by the Norwegian Reserach Council

PIs: Charlotte Damm, Marianne Skandfer

The majority of the activities in the SARG group are presentedly within this project.


The Sørøya Survey

PIs: Charlotte Damm, Peter Jordan, Marianne Skandfer


Revising the model for Holocene shorelines in the Altafjord-Sørøysund region

SARG is collaborating with NGU (Geological Survey of Norway) in updating the the model for shoreline displacements. This will help us reconstruct prehistoric landscapes and also provde more detailed basis for shoreline dating, often used for dating rock art and settlements.

Anders Romundset (NGU), Jan Magne Gjerde (NIKU), Charlotte Damm (UiT)


Stone Age Pyrotechnologies: Fire, Fuel and Food

Charlotte Damm


Use-wear and residue analyses of lithic artefacts from Northern Norway

A test study of a range of lithic artefacts manufactured from different raw materials was conducted in 2017. This indicated a very promising potential, and in 2018 a pilot study of slate knives were initiated. Extensive experiments on reproduced edges were conducted and analyses are ongoing.

Carol Lentfer, Charlotte Damm, Marianne Skandfer


LARM Landscape and Resource Management in Interior Arctic Norway 2500 BC-AD1000

PI: Marianne Skandfer

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