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Title:A­alstrŠti 10
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Abstract:Trial trenches were excavated in advance of building construction on the western side of an upstanding house in A­alstrŠti 10, central ReykjavÝk. The aim was to see whether archaeological deposits were present in this area known to be rich of remains from both the 18th century and Viking Age.
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2005
Projected End Year:2005

Account Owner
Contact: Fornleifastofnun ═slands
Postal Address: Bßrugata 3, 101 ReykjavÝk, ICELAND
Post Code: 101
Telephone: 00354-5511033
Website: http://www.instarch.is
Email: fsi@instarch.is

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Fornleifak÷nnun vi­ A­alstrŠti 10 [0.82 MB]
Trial trenches were excavated in advance of building construction on the western side of an upstanding house in A­alstrŠti 10, central ReykjavÝk. The aim was to see whether archaeological deposits were present in this area known to be rich of remains from both the 18th century and Viking Age. Only brick and roof tile fragments were found, most likley deriving from the house present today. Most trenches showed signs of 20th century truncation. However some undisturbed midden layers were found in the western part of the area, the uppermost part dating to the 20th century judging from finds. It was recommended that these should be removed by archaeologists.





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