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I work with the geoarchaeology of old stone: quarries, monuments, rock art. And I try to figure out about their weathering, and conservation using traditional crafts. I also burn lime the traditional way. My domestic services are managed through FABRICA, a registered Norwegian company established with good partners. On this website I publish articles on many aspects of cultural heritage. For the joy of old stone! Per Storemyr
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When in Rome…
When in Rome… What else can you do than to discuss Norwegian archaeology!? So we did, at the beginning of this week, 30+ archaeologists and scientists at a workshop within the Norwegian Research Council’s network programme “Cooperative Research” (NO: Forskning … Continue reading
Posted in Archaeology, New projects, Norway, Old quarries Tagged marble, Norway, quarry, Rome Leave a comment
Good stone doesn’t change its location!
There have been few new posts on my blog recently. But there is a very good reason for this apparent laziness, since I’m now writing a book about stone. Or, to be more correct, a book about the cultural history … Continue reading
Posted in Archaeology, New projects, Norway, Old quarries Tagged european cathedrals, marble, Nidaros Cathedral, Nidarosdomen, Norway, quarry, soapstone, trondheim norway Leave a comment
Impressions from summer fieldwork in Norway
Over the last few weeks I’ve been back in Norway for projects on conservation of medieval castle ruins, as well as on provenance of medieval and more modern building stone. Here are some impressions!*
Posted in Archaeology, Monument conservation, New projects, Norway, Old quarries, Rock art, Ruins Tagged conservation, marble, Nidaros Cathedral, Nidarosdomen, Norway, quarry, rock art, Trondheim Leave a comment
Where does the stone at Nidaros Cathedral come from?
Stone to the northernmost of Europe’s great cathedrals was provided from no less than 50 different quarries across Norway and to some extent from elsewhere in Europe. But there are great differences between the medieval building period (11th to 14th … Continue reading
Posted in Archaeology, New projects, Norway, Old quarries Tagged marble, Nidaros Cathedral, Nidarosdomen, Norway, quarry, soapstone, Trondheim 6 Comments
New quarries discovered in Central Norway
This summer Tom Heldal (Geological Survey of Norway) and I went on one of our occasional trips to look for old quarries. The aim was to find a marble quarry by the farms Lenn and Fröset in Sparbu close to … Continue reading
Posted in Archaeology, Norway, Old quarries Tagged grinding stone, marble, Nidaros Cathedral, Nidarosdomen, Norway, quarry, soapstone, Sparbu Leave a comment
New publications 2009-2010
Though published some months ago, I would like to briefly present four of my most recent publications. Two derives from the EU QuarryScapes project, two from a conference last year in Trondheim about new research at Nidaros Cathedral.