23 results for projects related to 'midden'

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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: 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: 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: 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: K˙vÝkur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=74
Country: Iceland
Description: The project in K˙vÝkur, a trading site established after the monopoly in 1602, was focussed on a midden which was heavily eroded on one side. A trench was excavated, revealing extensive midden layers dating back to the 18th century....[More]
 
Project Title: Midden in M÷­ruvellir
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=89
Country: Iceland
Description: The key aim of this effort was to locate and recover animal bones, artefacts, and environmental samples from a well stratified midden sequence at M÷­ruvellir, in connection with ongoing archaeological work investigating local subsistence strategies i...[More]
 
Project Title: Midden in Sk˙tusta­ir
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=109
Country: Iceland
Description: This project aims to gather archaeofauna and other comparative data from a midden dating back to medieval times in Sk˙tusta­ir, south of lake Mřvatn. Please note this record will not be updated further and up to date details about Sk˙tust...[More]
 
Project Title: Myrkßrdalur
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=22
Country: Iceland
Description: The highland site at Myrkßrdalur 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: H÷rgßrdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation-processes
 
Project Title: M÷­ruvellir Ý Hˇrgßrdal
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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: Oddsta­ir
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Country: Iceland
Description: The site of Oddsta­ir farm ruins nowadays belong to the land owned by Íxnhˇll 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: H÷rgßrdalur,local-resources,archaeofauna,environment,site-formation
 
Project Title: RAPID Gar­ar Collaborative Rescue Project - 2012
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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: Seaview
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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: 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: Steinbogi
Permalink: http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=59
Country: Iceland
Description: The site Steinbogi in Mřvatnssveit 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: CUNY Strandasysla Historical Ecology Project 1988-90
Strandasysla Historical Ecology Project 1988-90
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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
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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: 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: Sveigakot
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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: 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: 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: ě68 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. ě68 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: ┌tskalar
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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