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Frederiks gate 2
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.
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".
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.