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|Parent name:||Gásir Hinterlands Project|
|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.
|Project Start Year:||2008|
|Projected End Year:||2009|
|Institution:||Hunter College, CUNY|
|Postal Address:||695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
|Name:||Elín Ó. Hreiđarsdóttir|
|Institution:||Institute of Archaeology, Iceland|
|Address:||Bárugata 3 , Reykjavík|
|Name:||Howell M. Roberts|
|Institution:||Icelandic Institute of Archaeology, Iceland, FSÍ|
|Address:||Bárugata 3, Reykjavík|