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Project Details

Abstract:In advance of road construction near Dettifoss, N-Iceland, some archaeological sites in Žingeyjarsżsla had to be investigated.
Project Start Year:2008
Projected End Year:2009

Account Owner

Contact: Fornleifastofnun Ķslands
Postal Address: Bįrugata 3, 101 Reykjavķk, ICELAND
Post Code: 101
Telephone: 00354-5511033

Project Content

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Fornleifakönnun į framkvęmdasvęši fyrirhugašs Dettifossvegar: Tóveggjarstekkur, Hręreksstašir og Marķugerši [5.15 MB]
26 evaluation trenches were excavated in three alleged farm sites in N-Žingeyjarsżsla in advance of road construction planning. The sites are: Hręreksstekkur, Tóveggjarstekkur and Marķugerši. A few trenches revealed no occupational layers but many were dug through boundaries predating tephra from 1477 or even 1300. An oblong structure in Marķugerši requires further excavation.

Project Location

Latitude: 65.815°N
Longitude: 16.391°W