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Project Details

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

Account Owner

Contact: Fornleifastofnun Íslands
Postal Address: Bárugata 3, 101 Reykjavík, ICELAND
Post Code: 101
Telephone: 00354-5511033

Project Content

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Fornleifakönnun á framkvæmdasvæği fyrirhugağs Dettifossvegar: Tóveggjarstekkur, Hræreksstağir og Maríugerği [5.15 MB]
26 evaluation trenches were excavated in three alleged farm sites in N-Şingeyjarsısla in advance of road construction planning. The sites are: Hræreksstekkur, Tóveggjarstekkur and Maríugerği. A few trenches revealed no occupational layers but many were dug through boundaries predating tephra from 1477 or even 1300. An oblong structure in Maríugerği requires further excavation.

Project Location

Latitude: 65.815°N
Longitude: 16.391°W