Gjogur Excavations 1990


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Parent name: CUNY Strandasysla Historical Ecology Project 1988-90

Project Details

Title:Gjogur Excavations 1990
Permalink:http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=6
Abstract:The site of Gjogur is a substantial farm mound now associated with a small boat landing. Gjogur is historically known to be an early settlement, and the deeply stratified midden deposits sampled in 1990 indicate a long period of occupation. The 1990 season saw a cutting back of a profile exposed by a 1920\'s silage (surhey) pit, which had exposed over 2 m of stratified midden deposit. Note that the 2009 excavation did not reach the lowest layers due to water flooding and the lowest layers have not been sampled. This site would certainly repay more investigation, and additional lab work continues on the remainder of the 1990 archaeofauna. Gjogur appears as a farm heavily engaged in fishing and fish processing.
Keywords:Iceland,Strandasysla,Zooarchaeology,Fishing,Early,Modern,Medieval,NW,Iceland
Sponsors/Funders: US National Science Foundation
CUNY
National Museum of Iceland
Country:Iceland
Region:Strandir
Project Start Year:1990
Projected End Year:1990

Account Owner

Contact: Thomas H McGovern
Postal Address: Dept Anthropology

Hunter College CUNY

695 Park Ave

New York NY 10021

Post Code: 10021
Telephone: 001 2152970373
Email: thomas.h.mcgovern@gmail.com

Project Content

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Report on initial analysis of Gjogur archaeofauna. More work is continuing on this large collection, for updates contact Tom McGovern (nabo@voicenet.com) or Sophia Perdikaris (sophiap@brooklyn.cuny.edu)




Project Location

Latitude: 65.987675°N
Longitude: 21.35056°W