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Project Details

Abstract:An erosion face was cleaned and recorded in ١rutˇftir northeast of Hofsj÷kull glacier.
Project Start Year:2005
Projected End Year:2005

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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١rutˇftir ß Laugafells÷rŠfum : Fornleifarannsˇkn 2005 [1.46 MB]
An erosion face was cleaned and recorded in ١rutˇftir, northeast of Hofsj÷kull glacier. The site has been the subject of all sorts of oral histories f.ex. about the temporary settlement of people from Eyjafj÷r­ur at the time of Black Death in the 15th century. Previosly charcoal and ash had been noted in the erosion. However no substantial cultural layers were seen in the section. ١rutˇftir is now thought to be a temporary camping site at most, judging by a cut seen under the 1477 AD tephra.

Project Location

Latitude: 65.02521°N
Longitude: 18.33326°W