Myrkárdalur


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Parent name: Gásir Hinterlands Project

Project Details

Title:Myrkárdalur
Permalink:http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=22
Abstract:The highland site at Myrkárdalur contains several ruins, and the early farm ruin is clearly visible: several rooms are connected through a central corridor, reminiscent of medieval houses from Greenland. A landslide in the 14th Century destroyed part of the farm and the occupants were forced to move further west, where several more recent ruins are located (sources cited in Hreiđarsd. 2008:178). Myrkárdalur was abandoned in 1955 and the land has since been used by the nearest farm, Myrkárbakki.

Midden trenching at different locations in 2008 and 2009 has resulted in a small amount of faunal remains and artefacts, dating the contents to the 17th/18th centuries in trench 1 and the 16th/17th centuries in trench 2.

Keywords:Hörgárdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation-processes
Sponsors/Funders: NSF
NABO
CUNY NORSEC
FSI
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2008
Projected End Year:2009

Account Owner

Contact: Ramona Harrison
Institution: Hunter College, CUNY
Postal Address: 695 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10065

Post Code: 10065
Email: ramona.harrison@gmail.com

Project Collaborators

Name: Elín Ó. Hreiđarsdóttir
Institution: Institute of Archaeology, Iceland
Address: Bárugata 3 , Reykjavík
Postcode: 101
Country: Iceland
Email: elin@instarch.is
Website: http://www.instarch.is/instarch/english/
 
Name: Howell M. Roberts
Institution: Icelandic Institute of Archaeology, Iceland, FSÍ
Address: Bárugata 3, Reykjavík
Postcode: 101
Country: Iceland
Email: howell@instarch.is
Website: http://www.instarch.is
 


Project Location

Latitude: 65.63075°N
Longitude: 18.581767°W