History of Marine Ventures

History of Marine Ventures


2011 – 2014 (the Research Council of Norway, Latin America program):

Comparative perspectives on the dynamics of early human approaches to the seascapes of Tierra del Fuego and Norway

Landscape photo from bay

Marine Ventures focuses on the similarities and differences in the cultural developments in the two coastal areas, on different sides of the world, but also with many common features: Seascapes of Patagonia and Scandinavia. The lack of cultural relations between these distant areas implies two completely independent trajectories towards seascapes and marine adaptations, which display a cultural dynamism that is of global archaeological interest.

The emergence and development of marine adaptations is a central academic focus – interaction between social structure, dwellings and boats, the structure of dwelling sites and logistics. The project includes field trips and archaeological investigations in Norway and Tierra del Fuego, specifically Cambaceres, Estancia Haberton at the Canal Beagle. One of the four work packages in the project is a comparison of how cultural heritage provided and managed in Argentina and Norway, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego and the Vega World Heritage site in Nordland, Norway.

The project is owned by the NTNU University Museum and was funded with support from the Research Council of Norway, Latin America program (Project no 208828). The project period was April 1 2011 – March 31 2014.