The present volume focuses on problems concerning the medieval fire-chronology of Bryggen and Bergen in general. Eight medieval conflagrations and a couple of more restricted fires are known to have taken place at Bryggen, having major consequences for urban life and development. The fires have also given a unique opportunity of dating archaeological finds, but also raising important methodological challenges. Authors in this volume: A. Rory Dunlop: Project Manager, NIKU, Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research, Bergen. Gitte Hansen: Junior Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Bergen. Knut Helle:Professor of medieval history, Department of History, University of Bergen. Asbjørn E. Herteig: Former Senior Curator and leader of the Bryggen Excavations. Ingvild Øye: Professor of medieval archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Bergen. The Bryggen Papers (Ed. Ingvild Øye): The Bryggen Papers presents results based on the archaeological material from the excavations at Bryggen and other medieval sites in the town of Bergen. Starting out as a bishop's seat and regional royal administrative and residential centre, Bergen in the 12th and 13th centuries developed into the first truly international trading centre of Scandinavia and one of the most important ports of northern Europe, at the same time becoming the first capital of the Norwegian kingdom. The Supplementary Series of the Bryggen Papers contains studies on central subjects, preliminary results and thematic presentations. The aim is also to stimulate methodological and theoretical debate as well as interdisciplinary approaches.