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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.|
|Project Start Year:||2008|
|Projected End Year:||2008|
|Postal Address:||Bárugata 3, 101 Reykjavík, ICELAND|
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.