For the first time, the location of the chieftain´s house could be precisely located. The excavations showed that first came a 67-metre long building in the 500´s, which was rebuilt a couple of times, and by the beginning fo the Viking Age, measured 83 meters. 

There are several foundation walls in the vicinity that indicates habitation before the chieftain´s hall was raised and after it was demolished. When the excavation began, some of the subsided turf walls were just visible in the terrain. The excavation uncovered the floor-plan. Traces were found of the outside walls, entrances, partitions, floors, hearths and the internal load-bearing posts. The 83-metre house had been divided into 5 main rooms, as shown in the reconstructed building today:

The living quarters with a central hearth. Outside of the northern wall was the midden, where many fine finds were made. 

The lobby with two entrances - one southern, probably the main entrance, and one northern, out to the midden. 

The Great hall, with a large central hearth. The High Seat was at the north-east corner, where gold-leaf amulets, drinking glasses and tankards were found - the latter two used for greats feasts. 

The byre, with two southern entrances. The chieftains and his lady kept large flocks and herd; there was surely a stable here, too. 

Afte the excavation the foundation-walls were marked out, to show where the house stood. This is very visible for our visitors today, and is located close to the reconstructed chieftain´s house. 

 

 

Etter utgravningen ble tuften markert i terrenget på det stedet langhuset stod. Litt nord for dette stedet har man bygget opp høvdinghuset, slik du kan se det i dag.