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Abstract:An archaeological evaluation was carried out at Sómastađagerđi and Hraun in Reyđarfjörđur 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 conditions of development constraints imposed by the Archaeological Heritage Agency of Iceland.
Project Start Year:2003
Projected End Year:2003

Account Owner

Contact: Fornleifastofnun Íslands
Postal Address: Bárugata 3, 101 Reykjavík, ICELAND
Post Code: 101
Telephone: 00354-5511033
Website: http://www.instarch.is
Email: fsi@instarch.is

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Land at Sómastađagerđi and Hraun, Reyđarfjörđur: An Archaeological Evaluation [2.96 MB]
Targeted trenching of two farm-mound sites revealed limited archaeological remains, mainly from the late 19th-20th centuries although at Sómastađgerđi possible Viking Age or high Middle Ages activity was detected. In addition trenching within the homefield of Sómastađagerđi revealed archaeological depositis at a single location. Further trenching close to the shoreline did not reveal additional sites. Further investigation of both farm mounds was seen necessary.

Project Location

Latitude: 65.03082°N
Longitude: 14.111403°W