Dagfinn Skre

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Dagfinn Skre (Doctor Philosophiae, born 1954) is Professor of Iron and Viking Age Archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History.

Background

Skre was until 2010 Professor in Historic Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, Conservation and history at the University of Oslo and has 25 years‘ experience in teaching and supervising Master and PhD students. 

Research interests

His areas of research span a wide array of themes in Early Medieval Archaeology, most significantly economy, urbanisation, Christianisation, early Church organisation, kingship, as well as social and political history. He has published around 40 papers in journals and around 50 chapters in books, and is a sought-after speaker in conferences and referee in PhD exams, articles and grant applications. The last five years he has presented 20 papers in conferences, most of them international. He has participated in numerous excavations and headed two significant research projects: The Kaupang Excavation Project (1998–2011) and the Avaldsnes Royal Manor project (2006–19).

In 2007–8 Skre attended The Educational Programme for Research Leaders, University of Oslo. He figures regular in media and in 2001 he received the Public Dissemination Award from the Faculty of Humanities.

Appointments

Skre is a member of

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
  • The International Science Council of the Leiden Faculty of Archaeology
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture
  • The German Archaeological Institute
  • The Advisory Board, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Amsterdam
  • The Steering group of the project "Pre-Christian Cult Sites" the National Museum, Copenhagen
  • The Editorial Board of Acta Scandinavica, Brepols
  • ESF Pool of Reviewers
  • The Viking Congress Council
Tags: Archeology, Viking Age

Publications

  • Skre, Dagfinn (2020). Rulership and Ruler’s Sites in 1st–10th-century Scandinavia. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Rulership in 1st to 14th century Scandinavia. Royal graves and sites at Avaldsnes and beyond. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042579-6. p. 193–243. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1515/9783110421101-003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2020). Some reflections on Gotland. Slavery, slave-traders, and slave-takers. In Shepard, Jonathan; Gruszczynski, Jacek & Jankowiak, Marek (Ed.), Viking-Age Trade. Silver, Slaves and Gotland. Routledge. ISSN 9781138293946. p. 437–449. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.4324/9781315231808. Full text in Research Archive
  • Baug, Irene; Heldal, Tom; Jansen, Øystein James & Skre, Dagfinn (2020). Brynesteiner i Ribe – fra fjerne utmarksområder til sentrale markeder. By, marsk og geest, Kulturhistorisk tidsskrift for Sydvestjylland. ISSN 0905-5649. 32, p. 44–59.
  • Sand-Eriksen, Anette; Skre, Dagfinn & Stamnes, Arne Anderson (2020). Hvordan har metallgjenstander funnet veien til pløyelaget?Resultater fra et metodisk prøveprosjekt på Storhov i Elverum. Primitive tider. ISSN 1501-0430. 22, p. 75–94. doi: 10.5617/pt.8395. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2019). Yggdrasil by the Norðvegr. In Ljung, Cecilia; Sjögren, Anna Andreasson; Berg, Ingrid; Engström, Elin; Stenholm, Ann-Mari Hållans; Jonsson, Kristina; Klevnäs, Alison; Qviström, Linda & Zachrisson, Torun (Ed.), Tidens landskap. En vänbok til Anders Andrén. Nordic Academic Press. ISSN 978-91-88909-12-1. p. 125–127.
  • Baug, Irene; Skre, Dagfinn; Heldal, Tom & Jansen, Øystein James (2018). The beginning of the Viking Age in the West. Journal of Maritime Archaeology. ISSN 1557-2285. doi: 10.1007/s11457-018-9221-3. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Monetary practices in early medieval western Scandinavia (5th–10th centuries AD). Medieval Archaeology. ISSN 0076-6097. 61(2), p. 277–299. doi: 10.1080/00766097.2017.1374096. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Viking-age Economic Transformations. The West-Scandinavian Case. In Glørstad, Ann Zanette Tsigaridas & Loftsgarden, Kjetil (Ed.), Viking-Age Transformations: Trade, Craft and Resources in Western Scandinavia. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-47-247077-5. p. 1–27. doi: 10.4324/9781315548197-1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Sea Kings on the Norðvegr. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042108-8. p. 781–799. doi: 10.1515/9783110421088-031. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Exploring Avaldsnes 1540–2005. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042108-8. p. 11–34. doi: 10.1515/9783110421088-004. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Aristocratic Presence along the Karmsund Strait 2000 BC–AD 1368. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042108-8. p. 749–764. doi: 10.1515/9783110421088-029. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). The Warrior Manor. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042108-8. p. 765–779. doi: 10.1515/9783110421088-030. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). The Raised Stones. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042108-8. p. 639–664. doi: 10.1515/9783110421088-025. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). The Avaldsnes Royal Manor Project’s Research Plan and Excavation Objectives. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042108-8. p. 53–61. doi: 10.1515/9783110421088-006. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Rethinking Avaldsnes and Kormt. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042108-8. p. 3–9. doi: 10.1515/9783110421088-003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Scandinavian monetisation in the first millennium AD – practices and institutions. In Moreland, John; Mitchell, John & Leal, Bea (Ed.), Encounters, Excavations and Argosies. Essays for Richard Hodges. Archaeopress. ISSN 9781784916817. p. 291–299. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2016). Money and Commodities in Viking Age Scandinavia. In Turner, Val E.; Owen, Olwyn A. & Waugh, Doreen J. (Ed.), Shetland and the Viking World. Papers from the Seventeenth Viking Congress, Lerwick. Shetland Heritage Publications. ISSN 978-0-9932740-3-9. p. 287–292.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2016). Norðvegr – Norway: From Sea Kings to Land Kings. In Jackson, Tatjana N. (Eds.), Ancient Rus’ and Medieval Europe: the emergence of states. Древняя Русь и средневековая Европа: возникновение государств. Dmitriy Pozharskiy University. ISSN 978-5-91244-147-9. p. 179–192.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2016). Recreational detectorists - our allies. In Martens, Jes & Ravn, Mads (Ed.), Pløyejord som kontekst. Nye utfordringer for forskning, forvaltning og formidling. Portal forlag. ISSN 978-82-8314-073-6. p. 107–110.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2015). From Kaupang and Avaldsnes to the Irish Sea. In Purcell, Emer (Eds.), Clerics, kings and Vikings. Essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin. Four Courts Press. ISSN 9781846822797. p. 237–246.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2015). Post-substantivist production and trade. Specialized sites for trade and craft production in Scandinavia c. 600-1000 AD. In Barrett, James H. & Gibson, Sarah Jane (Ed.), Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World. Maney Publishing. ISSN 9781909662797. p. 156–170.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2014). Fri er den "som fri kommer til verden". Om friheten i vikingtiden. In Gullbekk, Svein Harald (Eds.), Ja, vi elsker frihet. Dreyer Forlag A/S. ISSN 978-82-8265-093-9. p. 172–179.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2014). Norðvegr - Norway: From sailing route to kingdom. European Review. ISSN 1062-7987. 22(1), p. 34–44. doi: 10.1017/S1062798713000604.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Money and trade in Viking-Age Scandinavia. In Bogucki, Mateusz & Rębkowski, Marian (Ed.), Economies, Monetisation and Society in West Slavic Lands 800-1200 AD. Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences,. ISSN 978-83-63760-16-8. p. 75–88.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2012). Markets, towns and currencies in Scandinavia c. 200–1000 AD. In Gelichi, Sauro & Hodges, Richard (Ed.), From one sea to another. Trading places in the European and Mediterranean Early Middle Ages. Brepols. ISSN 978-2-503-54527-1. p. 47–63. doi: 10.1484/m.scisam-eb.1.101087.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2011). Kaupang: between East and West; between North and South. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Things from the Town. Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 978-87-7934-309-2. p. 443–449.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2011). Introduction. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Things from the Town. Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 978-87-7934-309-2. p. 13–15.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2011). The Inhabitants: Origins and Trading Connexions. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Things from the Town. Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 978-87-7934-309-2. p. 417–441.
  • Skre, Dagfinn & Pilø, Lars Holger (2011). Introduction to the Site. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Things from the Town. Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 978-87-7934-309-2. p. 17–26.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2011). The Inhabitants: Activities. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Things from the Town. Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 978-87-7934-309-2. p. 397–415.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2011). Commodity Money, Silver and Coinage in Viking-Age Scandinavia. In Graham-Campbell, James; Sindbæk, Søren Michael & Williams, Gareth (Ed.), Silver Economies, Monetisation and Society in Scandinavia AD 800-1100. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779345850. p. 67–91.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2011). Centrality, Landholding and Trade in Scandinavia c. AD 700-900, Settlement and Lordship in Viking and Early medieval Scandinavia. Brepols. ISSN 9782503531311. p. 197–212. doi: 10.1484/m.tmc-eb.4.1011.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2010). Comment on Lars Jørgensen: Gudme and Tissø. Two magnates’ complexes in Denmark from the 3rd to the 11th century AD. Studien zur Sachsenforschung. ISSN 0933-4734. 1, p. 287–288.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2010). Centrality and places. The central place at Skiringssal in Vestfold, Norway. Studien zur Sachsenforschung. ISSN 0933-4734. 1, p. 220–231.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2010). From Dorestad to Kaupang. Frankish Traders and Settlers in a 9th-century Scandinavian Town, Dorestad in an international Framework. New Research on Centres of Trade and Coinage in Carolingian Times. Brepols. ISSN 978-2-503-53401-5. p. 137–141.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Dark Age Towns: The Kaupang Case. Reply to Przemysław Urbanczyk. Norwegian Archaeological Review. ISSN 0029-3652. 41, p. 194–212.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Post-substantivist Towns and Trade AD 600–1000. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Means of Exchange. Dealing with Silver in the Viking Age. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779343085. p. 327–342.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Dealing with Silver. Economic Agency in South-Western Scandinavia AD 600–1000. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Means of Exchange. Dealing with Silver in the Viking Age. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779343085. p. 343–355.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Kaupang – ‘Skíringssalr’. In Brink, Stefan & Price, Neil (Ed.), The Viking World. Routledge. ISSN 0415333156. p. 112–120.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). The development of urbanism in Scandinavia. In Brink, Stefan & Price, Neil (Ed.), The Viking World. Routledge. ISSN 0415333156. p. 83–93.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Introduction. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Means of Exchange. Dealing with Silver in the Viking Age. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779343085. p. 9–12.
  • Skre, Dagfinn & Pilø, Lars Holger (2008). Introduction to the Site. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Means of Exchange. Dealing with Silver in the Viking Age. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779343085. p. 13–25.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Excavations of the Hall at Huseby. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 223–247.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Exploring Skiringssal 1771-1999. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 27–42.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Towns and Markets,Kings and Central Places in South-western Scandinavia c.AD 800–950. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 445–469.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). The Dating of Ynglingatal. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 407–429.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). The Skiringssal Thing site Thjodalyng. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 385–406.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Preparing the New Campaign. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 43–51.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Preface. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 5–5.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). The Sciringes healh of Ohthere's time. In Bately, Janet & Englert, Anton (Ed.), Ohthere's Voyages. A late 9th-century account of voyages along the coasts of Norway and Denmark and its cultural context. Vikingeskibsmuseet. ISSN 9788785180476. p. 150–156.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). The Emergence of a Central Place: Skiringssal in the 8th Century. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 431–443.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). The Skiringssal Cemetery. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Kaupang in Skiringssal. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779342590. p. 363–383.

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  • Skre, Dagfinn (2020). Rulership in 1st to 14th century Scandinavia. Royal graves and sites at Avaldsnes and beyond. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISBN 978-3-11-042579-6. 545 p.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISBN 978-3-11-042108-8. 897 p.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2011). Things from the Town. Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISBN 978-87-7934-309-2. 483 p. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Means of Exchange. Dealing with Silver in the Viking Age. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISBN 9788779343085. 378 p. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Skre, Dagfinn (2017). Preface. In Skre, Dagfinn (Eds.), Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-042108-8. p. V–VII.
  • Fuglestvedt, Ingrid; Gansum, Terje; Lillehammer, Grete Kirsten Grimsrud; Skre, Dagfinn; Øye, Ingvild & Iversen, Frode [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2016). Bjørn Myhre 1938–2015, minneord. Viking. ISSN 0332-608X. p. 7–12. doi: 10.5617/viking.3901.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Statement regarding Karin Rosberg: Terminology for houses and house remains. Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History. ISSN 2001-1199. 8, p. 2–3.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Utgravningene på Avaldsnes.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Utgravningene på Avaldsnes.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Money in Viking-Age Scandinavia: silver, coinage and commodities.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Universalism and particularism in urban studies.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Avaldsnes – Kongssete ved Nordvegen.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Konger og haller ved Avaldsnes og Kaupang.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Universalisme og partikularisme i studiet av urbanisering.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Avaldsnes ved Norðvegr.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Avaldsnes, a sea-kings’ seat by the Norðvegr.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Kaupang, according to the Kaupang Excavation Project 2000-2011.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Money and trade in Viking-Age Scandinavia.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2013). Avaldsnes ved Norðvegr.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2012). Utgravningene på Avaldsnes avsluttet! Frá haug ok heiðni. ISSN 0015-9255. p. 3–9.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2011). Noen resultater fra utgravningene på Avaldsnes 2011. Frá haug ok heiðni. ISSN 0015-9255. p. 3–7.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Fanget av fortiden (Portrettintervju). [Newspaper]. Haugesunds Avis.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Bloms kampfly (intervju om terrengscanning Avaldsnes). [Newspaper]. Finansavisen.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Arkeologien og livet. Den lille arkeologiskolen. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2008). Historisk sannhet. Den lille arkeologiskolen. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208. p. 44–45.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Intervju om boken "Kaupang in Skiringssal". [Newspaper]. Østlandsposten.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Derfor ble Kaupang Norges første by. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Intervju om boken "Kaupang in Skiringssal". [Radio]. NRK P2 Kulturnytt.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Intervju om boken "Kaupang in Skiringssal". [Radio]. NRK P2 Dagsnytt Atten.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Intervju om boken "Kaupang in Skiringssal". [Radio]. NRK P1 Østafjells.
  • Sørensen, Carsten & Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Kaupang — Norges første by? [TV]. NRK1, Kunnskapskanalen.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Sponsor i veien for samarbeid. [Newspaper]. Haugesunds Avis.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Intervju om Avaldsnes. [Radio]. NRK Rogaland.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Kaupang i Skiringssal — Norges første by? [TV]. NRK 1.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Verdt å vite. Intervju om Kaupang. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Danenes by i Norge. [Newspaper]. Dagbladet.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Intervju om "Kaupang in Skiringssal". [Radio]. Islandsk radio.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Bjørvika er dårligst tenkelig sted for vikingskipene. [Newspaper]. Uniforum.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). AmS trekker seg ut fra Avaldsnes-prosjektet. [Newspaper]. Stavanger Aftenblad.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Skarpe observasjoner (Anmeldelse av Anne Eriksen: Topografenes verden). Apollon : Forskningsmagasin for Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 0803-6926.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Recension: John Ljungkvist: En hiar atti rikR. Om elit, struktur och ekonomi kring Uppsala och Mälaren under yngre järnålder. Fornvännen. ISSN 0015-7813. p. 57–58.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Arkeologi i 1984. Den lille arkeologiskolen. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208. p. 30–31.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). En moderne arkeologi. Den lille arkeologiskolen. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Topografiske villfarelser. Den lille arkeologiskolen. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Samfunnet - en organisme. Den lille arkeologiskolen. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Tingene vandrer. Den lille arkeologiskolen. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208. 2.
  • Skre, Dagfinn (2007). Evolusjonslærens inntog. Den lille arkeologiskolen. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208. 1.
  • Molaug, Petter Bjerregaard; Skre, Dagfinn & Flodin, Lena (2018). Oslogate 6. Arkeologiske utgravninger 1987-1989. NIKU, Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning.

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