Gotland is particularly rich in prehistoric remains. No place in Scandinavia has such a large amount of Viking objects found during the last 200 years, and no area has seen so many silver hoards as Gotland. More than 700 hundred hoards, containing in total more than 200,000 silver coins from the Arabic world, England, Germany and other countries, provide clear evidence of the importance of the island during the Viking Age. The island is also famous for its Bronze Age monuments: enormous cairns and ship-settings, as well as its Early Iron Age house foundations, so-called ‘giant’s graves’. Much of the archaeological research on the island has focused on settlements and harbour sites, but the field school now has turned its attention to a different aspect.
During summer 2024 we will start a new exciting project called The Viking Age Farm, in order to shed light on one of the aspects of Gotland history and landscape that still require an answer to many questions.
Please see the FAQ sheet for additional information.
Here you can find the Syllabus for the Summer 2024 in PDF format.
For information about costs and registration procedure, please visit our cooperating partner, Gotland Folk High School here.
Included in the course cost:
Field school director
Dan Carlsson, PhD, Associate Professor
Alice Rosa Brusin, M.A.