The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion – AHKR – was established on 1st August 2007 as a result of restructuring at the Faculty of Humanities, uniting four highly profiled, well established and related disciplines.

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  • "...ham selv til hæder, alle bergensernes øine til glæde...". Einar Oscar Schous arkitektur 1900-1915 

    Bækken, Ingfrid (The University of Bergen, 1998)
    Master thesis
  • Fremveksten av offshoreskipsfarten på Vestlandet 1970-2010 

    Kollen, Svein Johan Hasund (The University of Bergen, 2020-06-23)
    This master thesis examines how the offshore shipping in the western part of Norway has developed from 1970 to 2010. Since the offshore shipping is contained by many different shipowning actors. Of this reason the thesis ...
    Master thesis
  • Islamic Law: The Sources 

    Vikør, Knut S. (Routledge, 2019)
    The historiography of the early development of Islamic law, the Sharia, is highly contentious both among Muslims and secular historians. In economic field, this takes the form of the growth of an ‘Islamic banking system’, ...
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  • Leaving Hinduism: deconversion as liberation 

    Stausberg, Michael (Brill, 2020)
    Dr. Bhimrao Amebdkar (1891–1956) was an activist intellectual, journalist, lawyer and a prominent figure in Indian politics. A Mahar, Ambedkar campaigned against the various sorts of discrimination suffered by so-called ...
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  • Making Invisible Changes Visible: Animal Examples and the Communication of Biodiversity Loss 

    Bjærke, Marit Ruge (Linköping University Electronic Press, 2019)
    Communicating biodiversity loss and other environmental threats is never only about relating natural science data. How different environmental discourses are presented, how they intertwine, and what concepts of nature are ...
    Peer reviewedJournal article
  • Med tente lys inn i varmen. Lucia-tog i norske skoler og barnehager 

    Undheim, Sissel (Novus forlag, 2019)
    Hovedhensikten med denne artikkelen er å løfte frem Lucia-togene i norske skoler og barnehager som et eksempel på hvordan forståelse av religion og tradisjon forhandles i møte med en stadig mer kompleks og mangfoldig barne- ...
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  • Hovedtendenser i norsk historievitenskap 1969–2015 belyst gjennom doktoravhandlinger 

    Ryymin, Teemu; Andresen, Astri; Heiret, Jan; Melve, Leidulf (Universitetsforlaget, 2019)
    An analysis of 361 doctoral dissertations in history, accepted at the universities of Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, and Tromsø in the years 1969–2015, shows that the discipline of history has become increasingly diverse. This ...
    Peer reviewedJournal article
  • Etter liberalismen kommer nasjonalismen: 1880-årene viser vei 

    Hobson, Rolf Hugh (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing, 2019)
    After Liberalism Comes Nationalism, as in the 1880s: The article rejects the widespread parallels drawn between the rise of populism in the present day and the rise of authoritarianism and fascism in the interwar years. ...
    Peer reviewedJournal article
  • Risk Perception through Exemplarity: Hurricanes as Climate Change Examples and Counterexamples in Norwegian News Media 

    Kverndokk, Kyrre (Linköping University Electronic Press, 2019)
    This article explores how hurricanes are used in news media to exemplify the consequences of climate change. This is done by a close reading of Norwegian newspaper articles on the hurricanes Katrina (2005), Sandy (2012), ...
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  • The chronological, sedimentary and environmental context for the archaeological deposits at Blombos Cave, South Africa 

    Jacobs, Zenobia; Jones, B.G.; Cawthra, H.; Henshilwood, Christopher; Roberts, R.G. (Elsevier, 2019-08-01)
    The site of Blombos Cave (BBC) is well known for archaeological remains that have advanced our understanding of the development of modern human behaviour during the Middle Stone Age (MSA). Occupation of the cave occurred ...
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  • Om Magnus Erikssons kroninger og kildene til dem 

    Haug, Eldbjørg (Universitetsforlaget, 2018)
    Magnus Eriksson ble kronet i Stockholm sommeren 1336, ifølge en svensk annalnotis som konge over Sverige, Norge og Skåne. To islandske annalnotiser hevder at kroningen skjedde uten de norske biskopenes og riksrådets samtykke, ...
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  • At the threshold of the Viking Age: New dendrochronological dates for the Kvalsund ship and boat bog offerings (Norway) 

    Nordeide, Sæbjørg Walaker; Bonde, Niels; Thun, Terje (Elsevier, 2020)
    Kvalsund in the Herøy archipelago, Møre og Romsdal County, provides a sheltered harbour in a high-risk seascape along the west coast of Norway: the peninsula Stadlandet is considered the most dangerous part of the seaway ...
    Peer reviewedJournal article
  • Japan mellom eigenart og internasjonalisme 

    Lothe, Jon Anders Hvoslef (The University of Bergen, 2020-06-24)
    Master thesis
  • Engraved bones from the archaic hominin site of Lingjing,Henan Province 

    Li, Zhanyang; Doyon, Luc; Li, Hao; Wang, Quiang; Zhang, zhongqiang; Zhao, Qingpo; d'Errico, Francesco (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
    The production of abstract engravings is considered an indicator of modern human cognition and a means for the long-term recording and transmission of information. This article reports the discovery of two engraved bones ...
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  • Er Libya eit land? 

    Vikør, Knut S. (Babylon – Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier, 2018)
    Kva skal til for at eit territorium kan kallas for eit «land»? Libya er ein «stat», men har ei kort historie som «nasjon». Kan historia til den austlige provinsen Cyrenaica fortelle oss noe om territoriell identitet?
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  • Shellfish exploitation during the Oakhurst at Klipdrift Cave, southern Cape, South Africa 

    Ryano, Kokeli Peter; Van Niekerk, Karen Loise; Wurz, Sarah Jacoba Deborah; Henshilwood, Christopher (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2019-09-26)
    Klipdrift Cave in the southern Cape, South Africa, provides new insights into shellfish harvesting during the Later Stone Age (14–9 ka) period associated with the Oakhurst techno-complex. Two shellfish species dominate: ...
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  • Manganese and iron oxide use at Combe-Grenal (Dordogne, France): A proxy for cultural change in Neanderthal communities 

    Dayet, Laure; Faivre, Jean-Philippe; Le Bourdonnec, F.X.; Discamps, Emmanuel; Royer, Aurélien; Claud, Emilie; Lahaye, Christelle; cantin, Nadia; Tartar, Elise; Queffelec, Alain; Gravina, Brad; Turq, Alain; d'Errico, Francesco (Elsevier, 2019)
    Neanderthal material culture patterning in Western Europe has been primarily approached from retouched stone tools and associated flake production methods. While considerable effort has been devoted over the past decade ...
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  • Consecrated Virgins as Living Reliquaries in Late Antiquity 

    Undheim, Sissel; Ivanovici, Vladimir (RIHA, 2019-09-30)
    This article discusses the ways in which the physical presence of consecrated virgins was perceived, described, and subsequently altered in Late Antiquity. In the course of the fourth and fifth centuries CE, through codes ...
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  • Provenance, modification and use of manganese-rich rocks at Le Moustier (Dordogne, France) 

    Pitarch Marti, Africa; d'Errico, Francesco; Turq, Alain; Lebraud, E; Discamps, Emmanuel; Gravina, Brad (PLOS, 2019-07-17)
    The use of colouring materials by Neanderthals has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Here we present a taphonomic, technological, chemical-mineralogical and functional analysis of fifty-four manganese ...
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  • Optically stimulated luminescence dating of heat retainer hearths from the Sahara: Insights into signal accumulation and measurement 

    Armitage, Simon James; Krishna, A; Parker, Luke E; King, Georgina E (Elsevier, 2019)
    Heat retainer hearths are a prominent component of the Holocene archaeological record of a number of drylands. Rocks within these hearths were fired in antiquity, emptying the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) source ...
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