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Abstract:A trench was excavated in a ruin in Hvolsv÷llur, in a proposed development area, at the request of the National Heritage Agency.
Project Start Year:2004
Projected End Year:2004

Account Owner

Contact: Fornleifastofnun ═slands
Postal Address: Bßrugata 3, 101 ReykjavÝk, ICELAND
Post Code: 101
Telephone: 00354-5511033
Website: http://www.instarch.is
Email: fsi@instarch.is

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Fornleifak÷nnun Ý Hvolst˙ni [0.17 MB]
The ruin was discovered when archaeological survey was conducted due to development plans. It is round, some 32 m in diameter and has been leveled at some point. A trench, 5 x 1 m, was excavated through an alleged wall. No structure was revealed but a round negative feature has been dug at some point and has later filled up with soil. The earthworks visible on the surface show the edge of this trench. No dating was established and the function of the structure remains unclear. It is however pointed out that it is in some ways similar to other round structures that have been partly excavated in the homefield of Nes in Seltjarnarnes.

Project Location

Latitude: 63.751949°N
Longitude: 20.225414°W