Background and activities

My Ph.D. project in archaeology concerns the appropriation and use of Insular artefacts after they arrived in Viking-Age Norway. Drawing on perspectives concerning materiality, the project examines how the significance of certain Insular items might be seen in relation to their biographical references, as objects connected with stories, events or people, which were used and exposed in a range of social, political and also religious situations.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Pettersen, Aina Margrethe Heen; Ystgaard, Ingrid. (2015) Fant Levangers eldste bosetning. Levangeravisa [Avis]. 2015-03-31.
  • Ystgaard, Ingrid; Pettersen, Aina Margrethe Heen. (2015) Historiske utgravninger på Ørlandet. NRK Trøndelag: God ettermiddag Trøndelag [Radio]. 2015-08-05.
  • Eivindsen, Tove; Pettersen, Aina Margrethe Heen. (2014) Mid-Norway Vikings among the first to sail to British Isles. [Internett]. 2014-12-30.
  • Eivindsen, Tove; Pettersen, Aina Margrethe Heen. (2014) Trønderske vikinger tidlig på langferd. [Internett]. 2014-12-18.
  • Haug, Anne; Pettersen, Aina Margrethe Heen. (2014) Historien må omskrives. Ferdselsåre trolig i bruk alt for 4000 år siden. Romsdals Budstikke [Avis]. 2014-07-24.
  • Pettersen, Aina Margrethe Heen; Grønnesby, Geir. (2014) Nå kartlegges funnene fra vikingetiden på Ranheim. Bydelsavisa Strinda [Avis]. 2014-03-26.