Eyri in Skutulsfjörður

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Project Details

Title:Eyri in Skutulsfjörður
Abstract:The investigation in Eyri farm mound was carried out on behalf of the Town of Ísafjörður in connection with the project "The Westfjords in the Middle Ages". The aim was to understand and realise the research potential of the site by trenching.
Project Start Year:2003
Projected End Year:2007

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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Fornleifarannsóknir á Eyri við Skutulsfjörð 2003 [0.79 MB]
Archaeological evaluation was carried out at the site of the farm mound in Eyri, Ísafjörður, abandoned in 1870. Three trenches were excavated. Extensive archaeological remains were revealed and represented a single phase of mid to late 19th century activity. The nature and date of the deposits found suggest excellent potential for preservation of earlier remains on the site. Further substantial excavations are therefore thought to be both possible ad desireable.

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Continued Excavations at the Farm Mound at Eyri, Ísafjörður [2.43 MB]
In 2003 trenching took place at the farm mound of Eyri in Ísafjörður. The aim was to evaluate the scientific potential of the site for possible further excavation. This was done by estimating the extent of the mound and the preservation of organic remains. Three trenches were excavated. The farm mound seems to be well preserved. Walls were located and a possible smithy on a smaller mound next to the farm mound. Finds retrieved date to the 19th century.

Project Location

Latitude: 66.07589°N
Longitude: 23.122306°W