The first excavations of the area was done in 1867 by Nicolay Nicolaysen. Most archaeologists believe it was the first urban settlement of some significance in Norway. Excavations and studies have found that Kaupang was a handcraft and commercial center, with around 1,000 inhabitants. Commodities traded included iron, soapstone and perhaps fish.
ON OUTOOORS; Lake effect Carving water, one lake at a time; Tony Kaupang is trying to make a full-time career of carving images of lakes into wood.(SPORTS)
Mar 24, 2010; Byline: DOUG SMITH; STAFF WRITER Tory Kaupang carves water. The 30-year-old North Branch man makes three-dimensional...