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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: Bakki, Tjörnes
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=94
Country: Iceland
Description: In relation to construction work in the farm Bakki, subject to plans for building an aluminium factory, some machine digging took place and was supervised by an archaeologist. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Breiðafjörður Islands
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=108
Country: Iceland
Description: The islands of Breiðafjörður 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: Evaluation of Archaeoentomology for Reconstructing Rural Life-Ways and the Process of Modernisation in Iceland
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=180
Country: Iceland
Description: This project was initiated with Véronique Forbes's PhD dissertation at the University of Aberdeen 'Evaluation of Archaeoentomology for Reconstructing Rural Life-Ways and the Process of Modernisation in 19th and Early 20th-Century Iceland' (2013). The...[More]
Keywords: Archaeoentomology, Modernization, Iceland
 
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 Skutulsfjörður
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 Ísafjörður 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: Finnbogastadir Rescue Excavation 1990
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=5
Country: Iceland
Description: In 1990 construction work around the modern farm house at Finnbogastadir (Arneshreppur, Strandasysla, NW Iceland) hit a stratified midden deposit that produced substantial amounts of well preserved bone and artifacts dating to the 18th to early 19th ...[More]
Keywords: Iceland,Fishing,Zooarchaeology,Strandasysla,Finnbogastadir,Early,Modern
 
Project Title: From Iceland to New Iceland. The Archaeology of 19th-century Emigration
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=124
Country: Iceland
Region: Höfðaströnd, Skagafjörður
Description: The project is apart of Agusta Edwald's current PhD research project at the Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen. The project is supervised by Dr. Karen Milek and Dr. Jeff Oliver. It aims to shed light on the experience of Icelandic immi...[More]
Keywords: 19th-century,,emigration,,Iceland,,New,Iceland
 
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: Glerá
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=44
Country: Iceland
Description: The Glerá project started when human bones were accidentally uncovered in a gravel mine close to the farm mound in Glerá in 1998. Later members of the institute were asked to visit the site several times when a grave mound was demolished and more bo...[More]
 
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: Gufuskálar
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=95
Country: Iceland
Region: Snæfellsbær
Description: The farm of Gufuskálar lies on the westernmost tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula under the glacier known as Snæfellsjökull. While the farm likely dates to the Viking Age the site was home to a mysterious and intensive commercial fishing venture during...[More]
Keywords: medieval, commercial fishing, fishing, fishing station, cod
 
Project Title: Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project
Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=230
Country: Iceland
Region: Skagafjörður
Description: This project focuses on the zooarchaeology of Hegranes, in Skagafjörður. Partnered with the Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS, http://blogs.umb.edu/scass/) and the Fornbýli Landscape and Archaeological Survey on Hegranes (FLASH, http:/...[More]
Keywords: Iceland, zooarchaeology, marine adaptations, settlement patterns, abandonment
 
Project Title: Hásteinsvegur in Stokkseyri
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=114
Country: Iceland
Description: Prior to construction work two trial trenches were excavated in a mound in Stokkseyri, thought to be a possible farm mound. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Hólsfjöll
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=96
Country: Iceland
Description: 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. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Laufás
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 Laufás prior to the construction of new heating pipes under the floor. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Laugarnes
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=77
Country: Iceland
Description: In advance of road construction planning five trenches were excavated close to the old farm mound and graveyard in Laugarnes, Reykjavík, to verify the limits of the archaeology. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Leirvogstunga
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=88
Country: Iceland
Description: Excavations in the farm mound of Leirvogstunga, Mosfellsbær were carried out in advance of construction plans, first by trenching but later an open excavation was conducted....[More]
 
Project Title: Medieval farm sites trenched in Mývatnssveit
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=111
Country: Iceland
Description: This part of the Landscapes of Settlement project aims to do prelimiary trenching in several sites in the Mývatn area to acquire dates for settlements, both their establishment and abandonment....[More]
 
Project Title: Myrkárdalur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=22
Country: Iceland
Description: The highland site at Myrkárdalur contains several ruins, and the early farm ruin is clearly visible: several rooms are connected through a central corridor, reminiscent of medieval houses from Greenland. A landslide in the 14th Century destroyed par...[More]
Keywords: Hörgárdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation-processes
 
Project Title: Möðruvellir í Hórgárdal
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=23
Country: Iceland
Description: Möðruvellir is located in Hörgárdal, Eyjafjörður, Northern Iceland. The site lies on open lowland pasture, to the north of the river Hörgá, some 13 kilometres north of the modern City of Akureyri. Möðruvellir is situated only a short distance from ...[More]
Keywords: Monastic site, long occupation, Hörgárdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation-
 
Project Title: Nauthóll
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=91
Country: Iceland
Description: The excavations at the old farm site Nauthóll, Reykjavík, were conducted following on from an evaluation based on trial trenching in advance of a building development. An area of about 300 m2 was excavated. ...[More]
 
Project Title: Nes við Seltjörn
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=43
Country: Iceland
Description: In 1994 the Seltjarnarnes council decided to have archaeological evaluations carried out around the old farm of Nes in Seltjarnarnes. The old farm now houses museums and the area around it is an outdoor activity area for the public. Bones have previ...[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: Oddstaðir
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=21
Country: Iceland
Description: The site of Oddstaðir farm ruins nowadays belong to the land owned by Öxnhóll farm, once a church farm. The 2009 Midden excavation yielded well preserved animal bones and was sampled for environmental analyses. Tephra analysis and C14 data may co...[More]
Keywords: Hörgárdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation
 
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: Presthús, Akranesi
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=100
Country: Iceland
Description: Due to contstruction work machine digging up against the farm-mound Presthús, Akranes, was monitored by an archaeologist. A section was cleaned and recorded. ...[More]
 
Project Title: RAPID Garðar 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: Reykholt church
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=63
Country: Iceland
Description: The aim of the project is to fully excavate the remains of the old church in Reykholt. This is the first time the full development of a parish church in Iceland is investigated but most church foundations are not accessible for such research as mode...[More]
 
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 Hörgárdalur, Eyjafjörður and may have been a tenant farm in the earlier Middle Ages, as part of the Staðartunga landholdings. Staðardunga is assumed to have been connected to the medieval monastery at M...[More]
Keywords: Hörgárdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation-processes
 
Project Title: Skútustaðir Excavation
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=3
Country: Iceland
Region: Mývatnssveit
Description: Skútustaðir 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 Skaftártunga
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 Búland. 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: Snow, landscape and people: Fieldwork in Norway
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=132
Country: Norway
Region: Heidal
Description: Fieldwork from project: Snow, landscape and people: Modelling variations in snow distribution and melt across the landscape and the implications for human activities. Snow surveys were completed in Heidal valley, Oppland, along three discontinuous...[More]
Keywords: snow,melt,vegetation,climate
 
Project Title: Snow, landscape and people: Fieldwork in Sweden
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=131
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: Gásir Hinterlands Project
Study of local subsistence and trans-Atlantic regional trading economy in medieval Iceland
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=9
Country: Iceland
Description: Goal of this project is to gain a better understanding of the interaction of local subsistence and trans-Atlantic regional trading economy in medieval Iceland by collecting faunal materials and other environmental data from deeply stratified middens ...[More]
Keywords: Trade,Exchange,Zooarchaeology,Gásir,midden,excavations
 
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 Ø83a 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: The Siglunes Project: Long-term Investigations of Marine Economy in Eyjafjörður
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=179
Country: Iceland
Region: Eyjafjörður, Siglufjörður, 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 Eyjafjallajökull, 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: Eyjafjallajökull
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 Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland. This eruption offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a new unde...[More]
Keywords: Eruption,Eyjafjallajökull,Iceland,tephra,impacts,environment,
 
Project Title: Vatnsfjörður
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=47
Country: Iceland
Description: The excavation in Vatnsfjörður forms a part of a larger project called Vestfirðir á miðöldum/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: Where should I put this shieling?
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=224
Country: Greenland
Region: Vatnahverfi
Description: The project was part of the dissertation submitted for the completion of the course MSc GIS and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. The dissertation aimed to explore the theory of Norse pastoral subsistence system using GIS. The basic assumpt...[More]
Keywords: organised pastoral labour, exploit of pastoral resources, modelling communication routes
 
Project Title: Zooarchaeology of the Skagafjörður Archaeological Settlement Survey (SASS)
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=227
Country: Iceland
Region: Skagafjörður
Description: The Skagafjörður Archaeological Settlement Survey (SASS) examined the settlement pattern of Langholt, Skagafjörður, northern Iceland. Later creation of smaller farms through subdivision of larger, earlier settlements seems to have aided in the creati...[More]
Keywords: zooarchaeology, Skagafjörður
 
Project Title: Ø172 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: Ø68 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. Ø68 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: Útskálar
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=78
Country: Iceland
Description: Archaeological evaluation took place at the site of the farm mound in Útskálar due to building construction plans. Later limited excavation was carried out in the farm mound. Post ex work is still in progress. ...[More]