Is there anybody in there? Entomological evidence from a boat burial at Øksnes in Vesterålen, northern Norway

  title={Is there anybody in there? Entomological evidence from a boat burial at {\O}ksnes in Vester{\aa}len, northern Norway},
  author={Eva Panagiotakopulu and Paul C. Buckland and Stephen Wickler},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Although there are several well preserved Viking boat burials from Norway, until recently palaeoecological research on their context has often been limited. Research on fossil insect remains in particular can provide valuable forensic information even in the absence of an actual body. Here we present archaeoentomological information from a boat burial at Øksnes in Vesterålen, northeast Norway, an area where Norse and Sami traditions overlap. Excavated in 1934, organic preservation from the… 
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