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Published May 7, 2018 4:30 PM

Hosting a new annual lecture series, the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo invites prominent scholars to debate issues of high relevance to the museum's core research areas. The lecture series celebrates the scholarship of Gutorm Gjessing, renowned archaeologist and anthropologist and Head of the Ethnographic collections for a quarter of a century (1947-73).

Published Mar. 8, 2017 7:22 PM

The conference will take place in Georg Sverdrups hus (University of Oslo Library) at Blindern

Published Mar. 8, 2017 7:14 PM

The conference will take place in Georg Sverdrups hus (University of Oslo Library) at Blindern

Published Feb. 7, 2017 11:20 AM

Participants of the Nordic Bronze Age symposium in Oslo will have the opportunity to choose from two excursions succeeding the main conference.

Published Feb. 7, 2017 11:20 AM

We are very pleased to announce our key note speakers:

Published Feb. 7, 2017 11:19 AM

Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. We have collected a few alternatives in different price ranges, all in the city centre, a short tram ride, subway ride, or medium walk from the conference venue.

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Last summer a grave containing the remains of unburnt human bones was discovered in Brunstad, Vestfold, by archaeologists from the Museum of Cultural History. An 8,000 year old Stone Age site was excavated, revealing the grave between two large rocks. The find is sensational: No other Stone Age burial pit has ever been recorded with so many preserved human bones in Norway. The grave casts invaluable light on little-researched topics such as burial rituals and customs in this period. In the field the grave containing the human remains could be observed as a darker patch in the ground measuring 1.5 x 1 m.

Published Mar. 19, 2014 10:04 AM

Anthropologist Tereza Kuldova has turned her PhD-thesis "Designing Elites: Fashion and Prestige in Urban North India" into a museum exhibition and an edited volume called "Fashion India - Spectacular Capitalism".

Published Dec. 11, 2012 4:26 PM

When the Oseberg burial mound was excavated in 1904, many of the objects that were found were conserved in hot alum solution. New research shows that this has caused partial degradation of the wooden artefacts from the graves. Now a major rescue project is starting, the success of which is as yet uncertain.