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Title:Reykir in lafsfjrur
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Abstract:An archeological investigation was conducted in Reykir in lafsfjrur in advance of construction plans. Three ruins were fully excavated, a trench excavated through a boundary wall and one cairn investigated.
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2004
Projected End Year:2004

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

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Vegabtur Vegi Fr Reykjum lafsfiri Upp Lgheii - Fornleifarannsknir Reykjum lafsfiri og Lgheii [2.82 MB]
Archeological investigation was conducted in Reykir in lafsfjrur in advance of construction plans. Three ruins were fully excavated, a trench excavated through a boundary wall and one cairn investigated. The boundary, which encloses a large area, most likely predates tephra layers from both 1766 and 1300 although it could not be verified completely. Ruin 1 is built up against the boundary and clearly postdates it. It is divided in two. It predates tephra from the 18th century but is clearly younger than the 1300 tephra. The function is not clear but most liklely relates to agricultural activities. Another small ruin was fully excavated and contained very thin cultural layers. Turf in the walls contained tephra from 1300 so the ruin clearly postdates that. The third ruin excavated was located in a wet area, also dated by 1300 tephra in the wall turf and interpreted as a possible enclosure of some sort.





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Latitude: 65.96802°N Longitude: 18.812985°W