Knut Andreas Bergsvik

University Professor
Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion
University of Bergen, Norway

Fields of interest:

He has been engaged in discussing the development of a sedentary settlement pattern during the late Mesolithic and Neolithic periods in western Norway, and in the implications of this development in terms of landscape perceptions, and for the introduction of agriculture.

  • subsistence-settlement patterns among coastal hunter-fishers,
  • regions and regionalisation during the Stone Age and early Iron Age,
  • the human use of caves and rockshelters.

Recent publications:

Bergsvik, K.A. and Skeates, R. (eds.) 2012.
Caves in Context. The Cultural Significance of Caves and Rockshelters in Europe.
Oxford, Oxbow Books.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2011.
The last hunter-fishers of western Norway.
In Glørstad, H. and Prescott, C. (eds.)
Becoming European? The Transformation of the third Millennium Europe and the Trajectory into the second Millennium BC, pp. 100-114.
Oxbow books, Oxford.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2011.
East is east and west is west: on regional differences in Neolithic Norway.
In Olofsson, A. (ed.)
Archaeology of indigenous peoples in the north. Archaeology and Environment 27.
University of Umeå, pp. 133-160.

Bergsvik, K.A., Johannessen, O.-J., Losnedahl, K. G., Sveen, H.K. and Ågotnes, H.-J. (eds.) 2007.
Humaniora i Nasjonen, Nasjonen i Humaniora. Det historisk-filosofiske fakultets bidrag til hundreårsmarkeringen Norge 1905-2005.
Bergen, University of Bergen.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2006.
Ethnic Boundaries in Neolithic Norway.
BAR International Series 1554. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Bergsvik, K.A. and Engevik, jr. A., (eds.) 2005.
Fra funn til samfunn. Jernalderstudier tilegnet Bergljot Solberg på 70-årsdagen. UBAS Nordisk 1.
Department of Archaeology, University Bergen.

Bergsvik, K.A. 2002.
Arkeologiske undersøkelser ved Skatestraumen.
Bind 1. Arkeologiske avhandlinger og rapporter fra Universitetet i Bergen. Bergen Museum, Universitetet i Bergen.