Remote Sensing of Lakes in Telemark, Norway


In the summer of 2012, the research charity ProMare and its partners at the Norsk Maritimt Museum returned to Lake Bandak in the Telemark region of Norway to revisit the two-dozen new shipwrecks that were discovered during their 2010 field season. That year, sonar imaging revealed wrecks in excellent condition and from many periods – from what could be vessels as old as Bronze Age log-boats to more modern 19th-century trading ships nearly 100 feet in length.  Due to the lack of detail provided by sonar images, the team returned to the site in 2012 with video cameras to shed some light on the true nature of these vessels. This paper discusses their findings and what the new data reveals about trade and shipping on Norway’s interior lakes.

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Remote Sensing of Lakes in Telemark, Norway. Lindsey Thomas, Pal Nymoen, Fredrik Soreide, Brett Phaneuf. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428198)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 700