Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project

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Parent Project Details
Parent Project Title:Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project

Project Details

Title:Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project
Abstract: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://kathrynacatlin.net/blog/), the Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project allows us to explore the economic strategies of the first settlers on Hegranes. Rather than focusing on a large-scale excavation at one site, this project has benefitted from smaller excavations at nearly every site on Hegranes.

This project has begun to illuminate local trade networks, specific resource specialization, early artisanal fishing, and social practices. The varied use of wild and domestic resources contribute to our knowledge of the changes in farm size over time as well as longevity of a site. By joining these three projects, we hope to gain a more holistic understanding of not just the settlement pattern of the region but of the activities taking place on the landscape and the factors that played into early decision-making.

Keywords:Iceland, zooarchaeology, marine adaptations, settlement patterns, abandonment
Sponsors/Funders: CUNY; University of Massachusetts
Boston; Byggðasafn Skagfirðinga
Project Start Year:2015

Account Owner

Contact: Grace Cesario
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Postal Address: 695 Park Avenue
Post Code: 10065
Website: https://gc-cuny.academia.edu/GraceCesario
Email: grace.cesario@gmail.com

Project Content

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Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey: Archaeofauna from the 2016 Field Season [17.21 MB]
This is a report on the archaeofauna recovered during the 2016 field season on Hegranes and includes data from multiple sites.

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Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey: Archaeofauna from Kotið, 2016 and 2017 [47.62 MB]
This report covers the archaeofauna recovered from Kotið during the 2016 and 2017 field seasons.

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Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey: Final Report on the Archaeofauna from Næfurstaðir on Hegranes, Skagafjörður [10.05 MB]
This is the final report on the Næfurstaðir archaeofauna from all years of excavation.

Project extent

North East Coordinates: 65.776°N, 19.359°W
South West Coordinates: 65.637°N, 19.569°W