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Archaeology

Shellfish and plastic can save Viking ships

Many of the 1,000-year-old Viking treasures are pretty fragile. New conservation techniques are being tested that include the use of prawn and crab shells.

Low carb diets rocked in the Stone Age

The Neolithic population of Northern Europe maintained a diet based mainly on hunting and fishing even after agriculture became well established.

A powerful statement from the Middle Ages

750 years ago King Haakon IV wanted to make a statement about the power of Norway. So he built Haakon's Hall.

Enigmatic vertebra

A thousand-year-old human vertebra with a mysterious square puncture was found among 30 skeletons beneath a Norwegian cathedral. Scientists have no explanation for how the hole was made.