Irmelin Martens (born 1932) holds a Mag.art. in archaeology and is a former professor in Nordic Archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. She has carried out comprehensive fieldwork and research on iron extraction, house-sites and settlements, and have a wide experience in museum and fieldwork administration.
Eva Elisabeth Astrup (born 1940) holds a Dr. philos in chemistry and is former head of the Conservation department at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Astrup has been a lecturer on conservation of wood at UNESCO’s conservation courses in Rome. She has a vast experience in investigating objects of different materials and of production techniques, i.a. «Goldworking Techniques» in the publication The Hoen Hoard (Norske Oldfunn XX, 2006).
Kjetil Loftsgarden is an associate professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. His main area of expertise is the Late Iron Age – Early Middle Ages, focusing on iron and iron production, trade, meeting- and market places, as well as the consequences of climatic and environmental changes in Iron Age Scandinavia. Loftsgarden is chief editor of the journal Viking and chair of the editorial board of the international book series, Viking Special Volumes.
Vegard Vike is an archaeological conservator at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. He has 20 years of experience in the preservation and care of archaeological finds. Vike is specialised in the study of Viking Age weapons, as well as the use and experimental production of these, and is co-author of Vikings at war (Casemate Publishers, 2016).