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Abstract:Archaeological investigations were carried out in Búðarháls prior to the flooding of a stone-built enclosure. This included a measured DGPS survey, a

photographic survey, as well as the excavation of four trenches across the walls of the

upstanding and visible enclosure.

Project Start Year:2009
Projected End Year:2009

Account Owner
Contact: Fornleifastofnun Íslands
Postal Address: Bárugata 3, 101 Reykjavík, ICELAND
Post Code: 101
Telephone: 00354-5511033

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Rétt við Búðarhálsvirkjun: Archaeological Investigations [3.16 MB]
The main findings from the investigations were that the enclosure was built immediately after 1721, and that there is an earlier feature, located in the west stretch of the north wall, that probably dates to after 1636, and which has utilized ie built on and effected the wall construction of the north-west wall of the enclosure.

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Latitude: 64.232°N Longitude: 19.206°W