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Title:Hólsfjöll
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Abstract:Trenches were excavated at two alleged farmsites in Hólsfjöll, N-Þingeyjarsýsla. The area lies at about 350-450 m above sea level and is one of the highest inhabited areas in Iceland.
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2008
Projected End Year:2008

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 á Hólsfjöllum - Bakkastaðir og Þrælagerði [1.03 MB]
Trenches were excavated at two alleged farmsites in Hólsfjöll. The area lies at about 350-450 m above sea level and is one of the highest inhabited areas in Iceland. Regular stone foundations were found at the surface in Bakkastaðir but the site seems to be so badly eroded that it could not be dated and no substantial remains were found in the trench. Three trenches were dug at Þrælagerði which has four visible ruins. Those are possibly as early as 10th century according to tephra. These results are valuble and the area is promising for further research regarding the settlement history of the area.





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Latitude: 65.72814°N Longitude: 16.097481°W