Study of local subsistence and trans-Atlantic regional trading economy in medieval Iceland


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Parent Project Details
  
Parent Project Title:Gásir Hinterlands Project
Sub Projects: Midden in Möđruvellir
Myrkárdalur
Möđruvellir í Hórgárdal
Oddstađir
Skuggi

Project Details

Title:Study of local subsistence and trans-Atlantic regional trading economy in medieval Iceland
Permalink:http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=9
Abstract:Goal of this project is to gain a better understanding of the interaction of local subsistence and trans-Atlantic regional trading economy in medieval Iceland by collecting faunal materials and other environmental data from deeply stratified middens associated with archaeological sites in Eyjafjörđur in the Northeast of Iceland. The Gásir hinterlands project (GHP) aims at the integration of documentary sources, site-focused environmental archaeology, and an integrative regional landscape approach to better understand economic and environmental relationships of farms within the Eyjafjörđur region that played an integral part in the food supply and exchange net connected with activities at the Gásir market place.
Keywords:Trade,Exchange,Zooarchaeology,Gásir,midden,excavations
Sponsors/Funders: National Science Foundation
CUNY NORSEC
NABO
Fornleifasjóđur
Iceland
Icelandic Archaeological Institute (FSÍ)
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2006

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: Ţóra Pétursdóttir
Institution: Institute of Archaeology, Iceland
Address: Hafnarstrćti 82, Akureyri
Postcode: 600
Country: Iceland
Email: thora@instarch.is
Website: http://www.instarch.is
 
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 Content

PDF File
[2.18 MB]
This official FSÍ/NORSEC/IPY report covers the Gásir Hinterlands Project´s 2008 field season , directed by Howell M. Roberts (FSÍ) and Ramona Harrison (CUNY).


PDF File
[2.95 MB]
This report presents the results from the 2009 field season and some initial finds reports by specialists. Data registers and matrices are appended.




Project extent

North East Coordinates: 65.83203°N, 18.078°W
South West Coordinates: 65.50841°N, 18.89099°W