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Title:Útskálar
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Abstract:Archaeological evaluation took place at the site of the farm mound in Útskálar due to building construction plans. Later limited excavation was carried out in the farm mound. Post ex work is still in progress.
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2005
Projected End Year:2006

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

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Fornleifakönnun ađ Útskálum, Garđi [0.30 MB]
Archaeological evaluation took place at the site of the farm mound in Útskálar due to building construction plans. An old truncation (ca. 3 x 4 m) was cleaned and cultural remains recorded. Several structural remains were uncovered, belonging to at least three different building phases. Dating for the different phases was not established but pottery retrieved from the fill dated to the 18th-19th centuries. It was recommended that a larger area would be excavated prior to the construction of a new house.


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Fornleifakönnun ađ Útskálum [1.43 MB]
Investigations in the area in and around the farm mound in Útskálar continued due to more construction work. Three areas were investigated by trenching and all had some cultural layers, different in extent. The earliest finds retrieved date to the 18th or 19th centuries.





Project Location

Latitude: 64.078409°N Longitude: 22.667134°W