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Vegaoyan The Vega Archipelago
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    Vegaoyan The Vega Archipelago
Location Nordland, Vega
   
Country Norway
   
Year of Research 2004
   
Culture
  • 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.


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