Vegaoyan The Vega Archipelago
Year of Research
- the island is a place of ducks and fishes, in an unfriendly atmosphere.
- There are fishing villages, quays, warehouses, eider houses (built for eider ducks to nest in), undeveloped landscapes, lighthouses and beacons.
- There is proof of human settlement from the Stone Age onwards.
- By the 9th century, the islands had become an significant centre for the supply of down, which appears to have accounted for around a third of the islandersí income.
- The Vega Archipelago reflects the way fishermen/farmers have, over the past 1,500 years, maintained a sustainable living and the involvement of women to eiderdown harvesting.