Dataset: Immigration and Mobility in Mediaeval and Post-Mediaeval Norway, 2016

Abstract

The aim of this project was to, through a multidisciplinary approach, to try to develop a better understanding of the population in mediaeval and post-mediaeval Norway with regard to its composition and the influence of immigration. The research drew on information from archaeological, osteological, molecular and historical sources. The material on which this study was based was the human skeletal material from four different graveyards. Both oxygen isotope and DNA analyses was used to identify immigrants in the population and to try and determine the geographic and genetic origin of these individuals. The information from the molecular analyses was complimented by information from the anthropological examination of the human remains as well as historical sources to develop a detailed picture of the population. Questions that were investigated were: How was the composition of the population? How large part of the population were immigrants? Where did they come from? What was the nature of the immigration? Was the immigrant population biased towards one sex or a particular age group? Did children or the elderly migrate? How were immigrants treated and what place did they take in society?  

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Immigration and Mobility in Mediaeval and Post-Mediaeval Norway, 2016

Identification Number

NSD2350

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Hamre, Stian Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Hamre, Stian Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen UiB Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2016 Stian Hamre, Faculty of Humanities, UiB

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 220821

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2016-10-13

Notes

Original data from Stian Hamre, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Immigration and Mobility in Mediaeval and Post-mediaeval Norway, 2016". Data collected by Stian Hamre, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen. First NSD edition, Bergen 2016.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2013 2016

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2013-01-01 2016-01-31

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Other

Universe

Human skeletal material from different archaeological sites.

Kind of Data

Other

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Hamre, Stian, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen  (UiB)

Sampling Procedure

Data was collected from human skeletal material from different archaeological sites. All samples retrieved in the framework of the project were subjected to the molecular genetic analyses of the sex. This was performed by "Genderplex", a molecular genetic tool. A total of 97 individuals were sampled from the archaeological sites, of which 41 date back to the medieval period. The material was selected with the idea of having an equal number of individuals from the medieval and post-medieval periods, as well as an equal number of males and females within each group.

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Location

Availability Status

Data from ”Immigration and Mobility in Mediaeval and Post-mediaeval Norway, 2016” are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Extent of Collection

62 data files; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Immigration and Mobility in Mediaeval and Post-mediaeval Norway, 2016" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Immigration and Mobility in Mediaeval and Post-mediaeval Norway, 2016". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Stian Hamre, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen (UiB) and prepared and made available by NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Stian Hamre,  Faculty of Humanities, UiB, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Stian Hamre, Faculty of Humanities, UiB, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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