The Thing in the North

The Thing in the North (AD 800-1500) focused on the mercantile aspects of assembly sites and their effects, focusing on economic activities, such as trade, craft and exchange at, or near, thing sites.  These activities involved different ethnic and social groups and had implications both for local societies and foreign traders, whose businesses were regulated by the assembly.  Finally, the topographical relationship between assembly sites and trading sites has also been analysed. The work was carried out by Natascha Mehler.

Excavation and geophysical survey has taken place at assembly sites in Norway, Shetland and Iceland, together other members of the TAP team.