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Project Title: Barbuda Historical Ecology Project
Barbuda Historical Ecology Project
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Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Region: Barbuda
Description: This project is a multi-disciplinary longitudinal research effort focusing on the island of Barbuda from first human settlement through to the present day. The goal of the project is to investigate human/environment interactions on the island of Barb...[More]
Keywords: Caribbean, Longitudinal Research, Community Outreach, Paleoclimatology, Paleobotany, Zooarchaeology
 
Project Title: Breišafjöršur Islands
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=108
Country: Iceland
Description: The islands of Breišafjöršur are unique, geographically bounded spaces, but often maintained, organized and owned from the mainland. Living on islands was a balance between surviving and living through farming and fishing. However, the communication ...[More]
 
Project Title: Communication, Settlements and Landscape – Social Dimensions in Norse Societies in the Viking and Early Medieval periods (c. 800-1200 AD)
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=118
Country: Other
Region: The project includes areas in Scotland, Iceland, South Greenland and Canada.
Description: This four year PhD project focus on the dynamics between the physcial landscape, communication in various shapes, settlement structure and the society. Focus areas in the Orkneys, Iceland, Greenland and Canada provide the empirical base of the projec...[More]
Keywords: Communication,landscape,settlements,social,transport,cairn,cairns,ships,visual,analysis
 
Project Title: Fluorine poisoning in victims of the 1793-84 eruption of the Laki fissure
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=116
Country: Iceland
Description: The eruption of the Laki fissure was the greatest calamity to affect Iceland since its settlement. It is estimated that 20% of the population died from starvation and disease. The aim of this project is to investigate causes of death in people wh...[More]
 
Project Title: Gjogur Excavations 1990
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=6
Country: Iceland
Region: Strandir
Description: The site of Gjogur is a substantial farm mound now associated with a small boat landing. Gjogur is historically known to be an early settlement, and the deeply stratified midden deposits sampled in 1990 indicate a long period of occupation. The 1990 ...[More]
Keywords: Iceland,Strandasysla,Zooarchaeology,Fishing,Early,Modern,Medieval,NW,Iceland
 
Project Title: The Norse Settlement in the Vatnahverfi Region, South Greenland c. AD 985 - c. AD 1450
Greenland - The Vatnahverfi Project - Settlement, economy, and depopulation.
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=17
Country: Greenland
Description: The aim of the programme is to discuss landnam (landtaking) strategies and the later depopulation in the light of the interplay between the two economic spheres of the Norse Greenland Economy: subsistence based on the resources of the local, settled ...[More]
Keywords: Norse,Eastern,Settlement,Vatnahverfi,Settlement,Structure,Economy,Identity,Mobility,Communication
 
Project Title: Heart of the Atlantic
Heart of the Atlantic: cultural landscapes of Sandoy, Faroe Islands
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Country: Faroe Islands
Description: This inter-disciplinary project investigates the changing cultural and natural landscapes on the island of Sandoy, from first settlement to modern time. Archaeological investigations are focusing on the extensive excavations at Undir Junkarinsflötti,...[More]
Keywords: Faroes,archaeology
 
Project Title: Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project
Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=230
Country: Iceland
Region: Skagafjöršur
Description: This project focuses on the zooarchaeology of Hegranes, in Skagafjöršur. Partnered with the Skagafjöršur Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS, http://blogs.umb.edu/scass/) and the Fornbżli Landscape and Archaeological Survey on Hegranes (FLASH, http:/...[More]
Keywords: Iceland, zooarchaeology, marine adaptations, settlement patterns, abandonment
 
Project Title: Hofstašir
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Country: Iceland
Description: The Hofstašir project aimed at re-excavating and re-evaluating Viking Age remains previously investigated in 1908. This project was the flag-ship project for the Landscape of Settlements project....[More]
 
Project Title: Houses for the Living and the Dead
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=151
Country: Dominican Republic
Region: Altagracia, Dominican Republic, Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Description: This research combines archaeological and ethnohistorical research to study the organisation of settlement space and residence rules among the Late Ceramic Age (“Taino”) Indians during the Late Ceramic Age (AD 1000-1492). Collaborative...[More]
Keywords: Greater Antilles, Household archaeology, Taķno
 
Project Title: Hrķsheimar
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Country: Iceland
Description: The Hrķsheimar excavation is a part of the larger Landscape of settlements project. The site, dated to the Viking Age, is on the southwestern side of Mżvatn, in a barren and heavily eroded area. Among other things it has extensive iron working remai...[More]
 
Project Title: Höfšagerši
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=65
Country: Iceland
Description: The aims of the preliminary investigations at Höfšagerši were to shed light on the dating and nature of the settlement by trenching and intensive survey. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Dog Island Environmental Archeology
Landscape and Subsistence of Dog Island, Labrador
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Country: Canada
Description: This ongoing project has been conducted since 2005 and survey and excavations at six sites, Oakes Bay 1 (or Parngnertok HeCg-08, Koliktalik 6 (HdCg-23), Evilik Bay (HeCg-04), September Harbour (HdCg-15), and Itibliarsuk (HdCg-57). Field seasons in 2...[More]
Keywords: Labrador, Nunatsiavut, Dog Island, environmental archaeology, settlement patterns, sea ice
 
Project Title: Mżvatn Landscapes Project
Landscapes of Settlement and Change: Long term human ecodynamics in Mżvatnssveit
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Country: Iceland
Keywords: Iceland,ecodynamics,historical,ecology,Myvatn
 
Project Title: Medieval farm sites trenched in Mżvatnssveit
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Country: Iceland
Description: This part of the Landscapes of Settlement project aims to do prelimiary trenching in several sites in the Mżvatn area to acquire dates for settlements, both their establishment and abandonment....[More]
 
Project Title: Modelling changes in the coastal geomorphology of Unst, Shetland and the implications for understanding High to Late Medieval harbour changes in the Scandinavian North Atlantic
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=222
Country: Scotland
Region: Unst, Shetland Islands
Description: This sub-project is part of the SP5 Geomorphology section of the HaNoA project. The geomorphological setting of Norse harbours in the Atlantic is variable, with contrasting landform stability over short, medium and long time scales. Here we asses...[More]
Keywords: Geormorphology, Unst, Shetland, Coastal, Harbour, Landing site, Norse, Viking, Erosion, Beach,
 
Project Title: Norse Greenland dietary project
Norse Greenland dietary project - Norse Greenland isotope project
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=18
Country: Greenland
Description: An initial study of the d13 C values for human bone collagen of 27 Norse Greenlanders in the late 1990's suggested a change in the Norse diet from predominantly terrestrial food to predominantly marine food. The shift may indicate a change in diet;...[More]
Keywords: Greenland,Norse,diet,isotopes,
 
Project Title: RAPID Garšar Collaborative Rescue Project - 2012
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=161
Country: Greenland
Region: Quaqortoq municipality, Igaliku Fjord
Description: RAPID is an intensive international multi-disciplinary effort to salvage critical organic remains (zooarchaeological, archaeobotanical, artifactual, geoarchaeological, bioarchaeological, and archaeoentomological) from rapidly degrading cultural depos...[More]
Keywords: Greenland, Norse, Zooarchaeology, Climate, Subsistance, Eastern Settlement
 
Project Title: Saltvķk
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Country: Iceland
Description: Saltvķk is a site which holds three clusters of ancient looking ruins without homefield boundaries. The aims of the preliminary investigations in Saltvķk were to shed light on the dating and nature of the settlement by trenching. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Seaview
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=134
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Region: Barbuda
Description: Excavation of this early Saladoid site has been ongoing since 2008. What began as a salvaging effort to rescue midden deposits being eroded away by the sea has evolved into an open-area excavation of a large settlement. The 2011 excavation, aimed a...[More]
Keywords: Caribbean,Saladoid,Community,Outreach,Paleobotany,Zooarchaeology,Pottery
 
Project Title: Skįlholt
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Country: Iceland
Description: The project's overall aims encompass a full investigation and presentation of the latter centuries (17th-19th) of settlement at Skįlholt, as it was prior to its abandonment after an earthquake in 1784 and at the height of its cultural influence in Ic...[More]
 
Project Title: Skśtustašir Excavation
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Country: Iceland
Region: Mżvatnssveit
Description: Skśtustašir is an active farm and hotel center on the south side of Lake Myvatn. It figures in sagas as the home of "Killer Skuta", an early chieftain, and historically was one of two parish church centers in the Myvatn area and has remained one of t...[More]
Keywords: Skutustadir,Iceland,Zooarchaeology
 
Project Title: Snow, landscape and people: Fieldwork in Sweden
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Country: Sweden
Region: Abisko
Description: Fieldwork from project: Snow, landscape and people: Modelling variations in snow distribution and melt across the landscape and the implications for human activities. Method: Snow depth and density were measured in the pre-snow melt period from ...[More]
Keywords: snow,distribution,vegetation
 
Project Title: Snow, landscape and people: Modelling variations in snow distribution and melt across the landscape and the implications for human activities
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=130
Country: Greenland
Region: Arctic
Description: The quantity and distribution of snow across landscapes and timing of the spring snowmelt is key to a diverse range of processes, from the hydrological cycle and glaciation through to ecological and human-environment interactions. Many snow-covered...[More]
Keywords: Snow, modelling, Arctic populations
 
Project Title: Social-ecological Resilience in the Viking-Age to Early-Medieval Faroe Islands
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=136
Country: Faroe Islands
Region: Sandur, Sandoy
Description: This dissertation aims to evaluate the development and maintenance of social-ecological resilience during the settlement-period (ca. 9th through 11th centuries CE) in the Faroe Islands. In particular, the core objectives include the identification...[More]
Keywords: Faroe Islands, Norse, historical ecology, resilience, zooarchaeology
 
Project Title: Steinbogi
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=59
Country: Iceland
Description: The site Steinbogi in Mżvatnssveit was threatened by imminent roadworks and therefore the archaeological potential of the endangered parts of it had to be assessed. The site was also considered of possible value for the Landscape of settlements proj...[More]
 
Project Title: Tephrochronology and landscape change in Skaftartunga
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=129
Country: Iceland
Region: Skaftartunga
Description: This project used very high resolution sediment accumulation records to analyse the environmental impact of population changes in this region of Iceland since Landnam, and finished in 2011. The main results are in Richard Streeter's PhD thesis and in...[More]
Keywords: tephrochronology,little,ice,age,plague,geomorphology,population
 
Project Title: The Archaeology of Climate Change in the Caribbean
The Archaeology of Climate Change in the Caribbean
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=153
Country: Cuba
Region: Caribbean
Description: Pre-Colombian populations in the Caribbean, from 5000 BC to AD 1492, lived through more than five metres relative sea level rise, marked variation in annual rainfall and periodic intensification of hurricane activity. This Leverhulme funded project ...[More]
Keywords: Caribbean, Climate Variability, Environmental Change, Hazards,
 
Project Title: The Caves of Barbuda
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=150
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Region: Windward Coast of Barbuda
Description: Part of the Barbuda Historical Ecology Project - the caves on the windward side of Barbuda show evidence of occupation from earliest settlement through to the present day. These caves present a fascinating spectrum of activities from the many differe...[More]
Keywords: Caves,historical,archaeology,pre-Columbian,archaeology,post-Columbian,archaeology
 
Project Title: The Hvalsey Fjord farms - Excavations at the
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Country: Greenland
Description: The ruins at ruin site Ų83a were first recorded and excavated by Aage Roussell in 1935. Originally eight ruins and three cooking pits were recorded. To day four of the ruins have been removed owing to modern cultivation. Roussell's report on the 1...[More]
Keywords: Hvalsey,Fjord,farm,church,
 
Project Title: Zooarchaeology of the Skagafjöršur Archaeological Settlement Survey (SASS)
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=227
Country: Iceland
Region: Skagafjöršur
Description: The Skagafjöršur Archaeological Settlement Survey (SASS) examined the settlement pattern of Langholt, Skagafjöršur, northern Iceland. Later creation of smaller farms through subdivision of larger, earlier settlements seems to have aided in the creati...[More]
Keywords: zooarchaeology, Skagafjöršur
 
Project Title: Ų172 Tatsip Ataa Midden Excavation Project - Subsistence Strategies and Economy in Norse Vatnahverfi
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=159
Country: Greenland
Region: Quaqortoq municipality, Igaliku Fjord
Description: The Norse economy in Greenland was strongly dependent upon a balance of both marine resources (seals, sea birds, walruses) and terrestrial resources (pasture plants, woodland, fertilized soils, domestic mammals, reindeer) (McGovern 1985, 2000, McGove...[More]
Keywords: Greenland,Norse,Zooarchaeology,Climate,Subsistance,Eastern,Settlement
 
Project Title: Ų68 Timerliit Excavation Project - IPY - 2008
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=160
Country: Greenland
Region: Quaqortoq municipality, Igaliku Fjord
Description: Excavation of a midden at a Norse farm in inland area of Vatnahverfi, Eastern Settlement. Ų68 is a small size Norse farm in the inland district of Vatnahverfi. Even though the main goal to generate a large, well preserved and stratified zooarchae...[More]
Keywords: Greenland,Norse,Zooarchaeology,Climate,Subsistance,Eastern Settlement
 
Project Title: Žegjandadalur
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Country: Iceland
Description: Several settlement remains are visible in Žegjandadalur, S-Žingeyjarsżsla, which is believed to have been abandoned in the 15th century. The current project aims to do limited excavation to acquire dating evidence for both the establishment of settl...[More]