to the lives of these people have been found at several places
in Rogaland. One large settlement was found in 1998, when the
oil company Statoil began building an underground gas pipeline
to Kårstø. In a way, a circle thousands of years in the making
has been completed: today Rogaland is Norway’s oil and gas
region, and many of its residents work on the offshore oil
platforms, the "land" of the North Sea today.