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Project Title: Akurvik Excavations 1990
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=7
Country: Iceland
Region: Strandir
Description: The site of Akurvik was discovered by Haukur Johanneson in 1987 when beach erosion exposed a series of midden deposits and what proved to be a series of small turf walled booth structures superposed over an 18 m long erosion face at the small embayme...[More]
Keywords: Iceland,Fishing,Medieval,,Fishing,Station,Zooarchaeology,NW,Iceland,Strandasysla
 
Project Title: Arnˇrssta­am˙li
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=117
Country: Iceland
Description: A site close to Arnˇrssta­am˙li, E-Iceland, was threatened by imminent roadworks and a preliminary excavation demanded by the National Heritage Agency. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Assembly sites
Assembly sites
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=58
Country: Iceland
Description: The project Assembly sites (Ůinghald til forna) aims to revaluate all known assembly sites in Iceland, many of which had been mapped by antiquarians in the 19th and early 20th centuries . The purpose is to shed new light on the age, layout, and func...[More]
 
Project Title: A­alstrŠti 10
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=105
Country: Iceland
Description: Trial trenches were excavated in advance of building construction on the western side of an upstanding house in A­alstrŠti 10, central ReykjavÝk. The aim was to see whether archaeological deposits were present in this area known to be rich of remai...[More]
 
Project Title: A­alstrŠti 14-18
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=52
Country: Iceland
Description: This project aimed to fully excavate all archaeological remains in A­alstrŠti 14-18, ReykjavÝk in advance of proposed development. The area is historically known as an industrial area at the time of "the factories" (InnrÚttingarnar) in the 18th cent...[More]
 
Project Title: Barbuda Historical Ecology Project
Barbuda Historical Ecology Project
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=133
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: Brei­afj÷r­ur Islands
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=108
Country: Iceland
Description: The islands of Brei­afj÷r­ur 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: Everley Broch
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=13
Country: Scotland
Region: Caithness
Description: The site of Everley Broch, situated in Caithness, is composed of a Middle Iron Age broch and a Late Norse house. This project aimed to study the human/plant interaction on the site and see its evolution through time. The archaeobotanical assemblage s...[More]
Keywords: Archaeobotany,,Broch,,Iron,Age,,Norse
 
Project Title: Eyri in Skutulsfj÷r­ur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=69
Country: Iceland
Description: The investigation in Eyri farm mound was carried out on behalf of the Town of ═safj÷r­ur in connection with the project "The Westfjords in the Middle Ages". The aim was to understand and realise the research potential of the site by trenching....[More]
 
Project Title: Geophysical survey at Housa Voe, Papa Stour, Shetland
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=128
Country: Scotland
Region: Papa Stour, Shetland
Description: A geophysical survey at Housa Voe, Papa Stour, was undertaken in May 2010. The survey forms part of The Assembly Project. ...[More]
Keywords: thing, assembly, viking age, medieval
 
Project Title: Geophysical survey at Tingwall, Shetland
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=127
Country: Scotland
Region: Shetland
Description: The present report summarizes the geophysical survey at Tingwall, which is home of the most important assembly site of Shetland. The survey was undertaken in May 2010 and is part of The Assembly Project. ...[More]
Keywords: thing, assembly, viking age, medieval
 
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: Harbours of the North Atlantic AD 800-1300
Harbours of the North Atlantic (AD 800-1300) (HaNoA)
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=172
Country: Faroe Islands
Description: The core aims of the project are: to investigate possible port facilities and their functions by studying medieval written sources, to examine the topography of ports in relation to navigational aids (e.g. landmarks), ballast fields, the seabed a...[More]
Keywords: harbours,Viking,Medieval,trade
 
Project Title: Heart of the Atlantic
Heart of the Atlantic: cultural landscapes of Sandoy, Faroe Islands
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=14
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 Junkarinsfl÷tti,...[More]
Keywords: Faroes,archaeology
 
Project Title: Highland House
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=139
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Region: Antigua/Barbuda
Description: Highland House was a multi-purpose complex built in the highlands of Barbuda at the direction of William Codrington. The complex was started during the 1720's and it was in use into the early 19th century. This is a distinctive site in Caribbean hist...[More]
Keywords: Historical,Archaeology,,post-Medieval,Archaeology,,Historical,Ecology,,Barbuda,,Antigua
 
Project Title: Hofsta­ir
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=41
Country: Iceland
Description: The Hofsta­ir 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, TaÝno
 
Project Title: HrÝsheimar
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=104
Country: Iceland
Description: The HrÝsheimar excavation is a part of the larger Landscape of settlements project. The site, dated to the Viking Age, is on the southwestern side of Mřvatn, in a barren and heavily eroded area. Among other things it has extensive iron working remai...[More]
 
Project Title: Hvolst˙n
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=72
Country: Iceland
Description: A trench was excavated in a ruin in Hvolsv÷llur, in a proposed development area, at the request of the National Heritage Agency. ...[More]
 
Project Title: H÷f­ager­i
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Country: Iceland
Description: The aims of the preliminary investigations at H÷f­ager­i were to shed light on the dating and nature of the settlement by trenching and intensive survey. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Icelandic Freshwater Radiocarbon Reservoir Effects
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=135
Country: Iceland
Description: The radiocarbon levels in carbon from freshwater systems of lakes and rivers can be lower than in carbon from the terrestrial biosphere. This makes freshwater carbon appear anomalously old when it is radiocarbon dated. In Iceland, freshwater systems ...[More]
Keywords: Radiocarbon,Freshwater,Reservoir,Myvatn
 
Project Title: Investigations of the Long Term Sustainability of Human Ecodynamic Systems in Northern Iceland (MYCHANGE)
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=226
Country: Iceland
Region: Mřvatn
Description: This international, cross-disciplinary NSF-funded project focuses on change, the environment, and sustainability in Iceland during the period ca. AD 1700 to 1950. A major aim of the project is to establish developments in human and social ecodynamics...[More]
Keywords: Mřvatn, Iceland, hay, grazing, fodder, climate, ecodynamics, economy, resiliance, sustainability,
 
Project Title: Laufßs
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=46
Country: Iceland
Description: A trench was excavated along the passage floor in the upstanding farm of Laufßs prior to the construction of new heating pipes under the floor. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Los Buchillones Archaeology Project
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=154
Country: Cuba
Region: Caribbean, Cuba, Ciego de Avila
Description: The Los Buchillones Archaeology Project involves Cuban, Canadian, Mexican and British specialists in archaeological survey, excavation and material analyses from a number of newly identified sites in a case study area in northern Cuba. This case stud...[More]
Keywords: Cuba, Archaeology, Los Buchillones,
 
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: Naust
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=93
Country: Iceland
Description: The excavation at Naust in the town of Akureyri took place after evaluation trenches had been dug. The work was carried out in advance of building development. Two areas were excavated and some of the archaeology clearly dates to the Viking Age....[More]
 
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: Pagan Burial Maps
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=155
Country: Iceland
Region: all over Iceland
Description: Maps of Pagan Burials in Iceland developed through arcgis software and uploaded on Google Earth. In essence, the focus of this project was to create individual maps considerably zoomed in, showing not only the burials but also the landscape features...[More]
Keywords: burials,maps,pagan
 
Project Title: RAPID Gar­ar 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: Orkney: Gateway to the Atlantic
Rousay, Orkney: Gateway to the Atlantic
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=141
Country: Scotland
Region: Orkney
Description: This project forms part of the Orkney Gateway to the Atlantic project. The core aim of this research initiative is to inform on sustainability and reliance strategies in the past, investigating how people (and society) reacted and adapted to climatic...[More]
Keywords: sustainability, reliance, multiperiod, coastal erosion
 
Project Title: Skuggi
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=10
Country: Iceland
Description: Skuggi is an upland small sized farming site in H÷rgßrdalur, Eyjafj÷r­ur and may have been a tenant farm in the earlier Middle Ages, as part of the Sta­artunga landholdings. Sta­ardunga is assumed to have been connected to the medieval monastery at M...[More]
Keywords: H÷rgßrdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation-processes
 
Project Title: Sk˙tusta­ir Excavation
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=3
Country: Iceland
Region: Mřvatnssveit
Description: Sk˙tusta­ir 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 modelling H÷rgardalur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=218
Country: Iceland
Description: This is the northern Iceland field site for the snow modelling in Iceland project. Fieldwork in March 2014 collected measurements of snow depth and density near the archaeological site of Skuggi. These measurements along with LANDSAT imagery is us...[More]
Keywords: Comparative Island Ecodynamics, snow, Little Ice Age
 
Project Title: Snow modelling Skaftßrtunga
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=217
Country: Iceland
Description: This is the southern Iceland field site for the snow modelling in Iceland project. Fieldwork in March 2014 collected measurements of snow depth and density at the farms of Hrifunes and B˙land. These measurements along with LANDSAT imagery is used ...[More]
Keywords: Comparative Island Ecodynamics, snow, Little Ice Age
 
Project Title: Snow Modelling Iceland
Snow modelling to understand the impacts of Little Ice Age climate change
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=215
Country: Other
Description: This project aims to use an existing process based snow model to simulate changes in snow cover and distribution for sites in Iceland and in Greenland. Changes in the duration and depth of snow cover through periods of climatic deterioration may have...[More]
Keywords: Comparative Island Ecodynamics, modelling, LIttle Ice Age, snow
 
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: CUNY Strandasysla Historical Ecology Project 1988-90
Strandasysla Historical Ecology Project 1988-90
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=4
Country: Iceland
Description: This project was a joint collaboration between City University of NY (Tom McGovern) and the National Museum of Iceland (Gudmundur Olafsson) with active collaboration by the Icelandic Natural History Institute (Haukur Johanneson)and the kind support o...[More]
Keywords: West Fjords Iceland, Historical Ecology, Zooarchaeology, Fishing, Iceland
 
Project Title: Sveigakˇt
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=50
Country: Iceland
Description: The aim of the project was to fully excavate all structures and middens located at Sveigakot, south of lake Mřvatn. The site of Sveigakot was first surveyed in 1998 in an area now completely eroded. Only midden traces were visible on the surface. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Sˇmasta­ager­i
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=67
Country: Iceland
Description: An archaeological evaluation was carried out at Sˇmasta­ager­i and Hraun in Rey­arfj÷r­ur on behalf of Alcoa Primary Metals. This was done in advance of construction, and represents the first stage of a process of investigation required to meet the ...[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 Hvalsey Fjord farms - Excavations at the
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=8
Country: Greenland
Description: The ruins at ruin site ě83a 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: OITIS
The Operation of International Trade in Iceland and Shetland c. 1400-1700
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=12
Country: Iceland
Description: The project will examine the development, operation and impact of European trade in two areas in the north Atlantic - Iceland and Shetland. In the early 15th century both were part of the Danish kingdom but, with the pledging of Shetland in 1469, it ...[More]
Keywords: Hanseatic League,trade,fish,Middle Ages,post-medieval
 
Project Title: The Siglunes Project: Long-term Investigations of Marine Economy in Eyjafj÷r­ur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=179
Country: Iceland
Region: Eyjafj÷r­ur, Siglufj÷r­ur, Siglunes Peninsula
Description: The Siglunes site is characterized by a series of coastal remains associated with fishing-related activities on the peninsula itself, and an enormous farm mound and connected in-, and outfield complex on the mainland. Although heavily impacted by...[More]
Keywords: Iceland, terrestrial & marine resources, long-term occupation, subsistence vs. commercial fisheries
 
Project Title: Eyjafjallajokull 2010- the formations of an enduring record
The ash-fall from the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallaj÷kull, Iceland: The formation of an environmental record, natural and cultural impacts
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=125
Country: Iceland
Region: Eyjafjallaj÷kull
Description: This project will hold workshops to establish the best way to study the transformations and impacts of the volcanic ash fall from 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallaj÷kull, Iceland. This eruption offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a new unde...[More]
Keywords: Eruption,Eyjafjallaj÷kull,Iceland,tephra,impacts,environment,
 
Project Title: Vatnsfj÷r­ur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=47
Country: Iceland
Description: The excavation in Vatnsfj÷r­ur forms a part of a larger project called Vestfir­ir ß mi­÷ldum/The Westfjords in the middle ages. The Westfjords have somewhat been neglected in Icelandic archaeology up to this point. The overall aim of the project is...[More]
 
Project Title: ┌tskalar
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=225
Country: Iceland
Region: Southwest Iceland
Description: Between 2005 and 2006 archaeologists from Fornleifastofnun ═slands (Icelandic Institute of Archaeology) conducted excavations at the coastal site of ┌tskalar, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Southwest Iceland. The site's material remains are un...[More]
Keywords: Zooarcheology, faunal remains, ┌tskalar, Iceland