On Tuesday, September 5, Dr Jen Harland and Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon, from the UHI Archaeology Institute, were joined by Associate Professor Mark Gardiner, from Lincoln University, to deliver three papers at the six-day event in Fredrikstad:
- Produce from the isles: the production and export of later medieval and post-medieval foodstuffs in Orkney and Shetland.
- Foreign strangers, merchants and others: identifying Orkney’s 17th century trading landscape.
- From seasonal shore market to town: the emergence of Lerwick in Shetland (Scotland) in the seventeenth to eighteenth century.
LIFTE is investigating Orkney and Shetland’s place in 15-18th century European trade networks. The international project involves the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, the University of Lincoln and the German Maritime Museum, in Bremerhaven.