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Title:GufuskŠlar
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Abstract:The focus of investigations at GufuskŠlar, a well known fishing station in Snśfellsnes, were three badly eroded mounds close to the shore line. The aim was to clean the profiles and cast light on the nature of the remains, preservation etc.
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2008

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

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FornleifakŲnnun Š verbķūarleifum Š GufuskŠlum, Snśfellsnesi - BrŠūabirgūaskżrsla [3.43 MB]
In 2008 the focus of investigations at GufuskŠlar, a well known fishing station, were three badly eroded mounds close to the shore line. The aim was to clean the profiles and cast light on the nature of the remains, preservation etc. Four profiles were cleaned and recorded. It is clear from the results that all three mounds contain substantial cultural remains. Many finds were retrieved although none were useful in the dating process - except a chess pice, retrieved from the bottom of one section, dated roughly to the 14th-15th centuries. Tephras were not of any help as can be expected for this part of the country. Faunal remains are in excellent condition.


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2011 Archaeological investigations on the fishing station at GufuskŠlar, Snśfellsnes [11.12 MB]
Following assessment in 2008, when four erosion scars were cleaned back and sections drawn, an archaeological excavation took place in 2011. The focus within the site was on the two main mounds by the sea which are under threat by active marine and wind erosion. Based on work done in 2008, four trenches (Tr. Nr. 5,6,7 and 8) were placed in the most eroded areas of the two mounds. A new topographic survey was done on the two mounds but also on other visible structures such as the farm mounds and alleged Ģurrabķūs. In total, an area of about 7.2 hectares was covered and around 47 structures mapped in.





Project Location

Latitude: 64.904°N Longitude: 23.936°W