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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: 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: Brekka and Da­asta­ir in N˙pasveit
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=79
Country: Iceland
Description: Evaluation trenching took place prior to road construction in Da­asta­ir and Brekka, N˙pasveit (NE Iceland) in two sites, several kilometres apart. ...[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: Dettifoss
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=106
Country: Iceland
Description: In advance of road construction near Dettifoss, N-Iceland, some archaeological sites in Ůingeyjarsřsla had to be investigated....[More]
 
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 VÚronique 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: 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: 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: 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: H÷f­astr÷nd, Skagafj÷r­ur
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: Gufuskßlar
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=95
Country: Iceland
Region: SnŠfellsbŠr
Description: The farm of Gufuskßlar lies on the westernmost tip of the SnŠfellsnes peninsula under the glacier known as SnŠfellsj÷kull. 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: Hagrie's B÷d
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Country: Scotland
Description: From the early sixteenth century, perhaps even from the second decade of the fifteenth century, ships from north Germany made there way across the north Atlantic to Shetland. The main item of trade for the Hanseatic traders was dried fish which was o...[More]
Keywords: Hanseatic League,trade,fish,sitophilus,granarius
 
Project Title: Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project
Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=230
Country: Iceland
Region: Skagafj÷r­ur
Description: This project focuses on the zooarchaeology of Hegranes, in Skagafj÷r­ur. Partnered with the Skagafj÷r­ur Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS, http://blogs.umb.edu/scass/) and the Fornbřli Landscape and Archaeological Survey on Hegranes (FLASH, http:/...[More]
Keywords: Iceland, zooarchaeology, marine adaptations, settlement patterns, abandonment
 
Project Title: Hringsdalur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=99
Country: Iceland
Description: In 2006 human bones were found eroding in Hringsdalur W-Iceland. An excavation was conducted and two pagan burials uncovered....[More]
 
Project Title: Hˇlsfj÷ll
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=96
Country: Iceland
Description: Trenches were excavated at two alleged farmsites in Hˇlsfj÷ll, N-Ůingeyjarsřsla. The area lies at about 350-450 m above sea level and is one of the highest inhabited areas in Iceland. ...[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: Dog Island Environmental Archeology
Landscape and Subsistence of Dog Island, Labrador
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=16
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: Mřvatn Landscapes Project
Landscapes of Settlement and Change: Long term human ecodynamics in Mřvatnssveit
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=2
Country: Iceland
Keywords: Iceland,ecodynamics,historical,ecology,Myvatn
 
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: M÷­ruvellir Ý Hˇrgßrdal
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=23
Country: Iceland
Description: M÷­ruvellir is located in H÷rgßrdal, Eyjafj÷r­ur, Northern Iceland. The site lies on open lowland pasture, to the north of the river H÷rgß, some 13 kilometres north of the modern City of Akureyri. M÷­ruvellir is situated only a short distance from ...[More]
Keywords: Monastic site, long occupation, H÷rgßrdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation-
 
Project Title: Ne­ri ┴s
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=42
Country: Iceland
Description: The aim of the project was to excavate an alleged graveyard and church ruin in Ne­ri-┴s. According to written sources this is supposed to be one of the oldest churches in Iceland....[More]
 
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: Pagan burials
Pagan burials
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=70
Country: Iceland
Description: Although many pagan graves have been found in Iceland, organised search for such sites has hitherto not been conducted and most have been found by coincidence. In some cases bones and artefacts have been picked up without the site being investigated...[More]
 
Project Title: Palaeoanthropocene in Iceland
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=219
Country: Iceland
Description: This project used published and new records of vegetation change and soil erosion from all of Iceland to look at the timing, extent and rate of change in natural systems at Landnßm. This dataset was used to investigate the what extent it was possible...[More]
Keywords: Comparative Island Ecodynamics, anthropocene, pollen, tephra, soil erosion, Landnßm
 
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: Skßlholt
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=62
Country: Iceland
Description: The project's overall aims encompass a full investigation and presentation of the latter centuries (17th-19th) of settlement at Skßlholt, 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: Sk˙tusta­ir Excavation
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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: 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: 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: 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: Gßsir 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,Gßsir,midden,excavations
 
Project Title: Survey of archaeological remains at SvÝnanes, Iceland
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=157
Country: Iceland
Region: Reykhˇlahreppur
Keywords: Iceland, trading site
 
Project Title: Svalbar­ revisited
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=102
Country: Iceland
Description: In 1986 and 1988 midden excavations took place in Svalbar­, N-Ůingeyjarsřsla, revealing one of the largest faunal collections up to that point in Iceland. The results were instrumental in the development of methods and models for reconstructing pala...[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 Assembly Project - Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500
The Assembly Project - Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=126
Country: Other
Description: The Assembly Project – Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500 (TAP) is an international collaborative research project. TAP aims to investigate the role of assemblies (things) in the creation of collective identities and emergent kingdom...[More]
Keywords: thing, assembly, Norse, Iceland, Shetland, Norway
 
Project Title: OITIS
The Operation of International Trade in Iceland and Shetland c. 1400-1700
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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: VÝg­alaug
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=40
Country: Iceland
Region: ┴rnessřsla
Description: Archaeological investigation was requested before VÝg­alaug (consecrated pool) was repaired before the celebration of the 1000 year anniversary of Christianity in Iceland....[More]
 
Project Title: Zooarchaeology of the Skagafj÷r­ur Archaeological Settlement Survey (SASS)
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=227
Country: Iceland
Region: Skagafj÷r­ur
Description: The Skagafj÷r­ur Archaeological Settlement Survey (SASS) examined the settlement pattern of Langholt, Skagafj÷r­ur, northern Iceland. Later creation of smaller farms through subdivision of larger, earlier settlements seems to have aided in the creati...[More]
Keywords: zooarchaeology, Skagafj÷r­ur
 
Project Title: ě172 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: ┌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
 
Project Title: Ůjˇrsßrdalur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=56
Country: Iceland
Description: One of the aims of the project "Vestnordisk byggeskik i vikingtid og middelalder" was to revaluate the archaeology of Ůjˇrßrdalur which has held a central place in Icelandic archaeology for one and a half century. Knowledge is hitherto based on surv...[More]