North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation GeoRSS A selection of the most recent projects added to the North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation which have a defined spatial extent. To see the geographical extent of the projects listed, click a project title. For more information on a specific project, click the hyperlink below the title. Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project For more information on this project, click here
]]>This project focuses on the zooarchaeology of Hegranes, in Skagafjörður. Partnered with the Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS, and the Fornbýli Landscape and Archaeological Survey on Hegranes (FLASH,, 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. 65.637 -19.569 65.637 -19.359 65.776 -19.359 65.776 -19.569 65.637 -19.569
Zooarchaeology of the Skagafjörður Archaeological Settlement Survey (SASS) For more information on this project, click here
]]>The Skagafjörður Archaeological Settlement Survey (SASS) examined the settlement pattern of Langholt, Skagafjörður, northern Iceland. Later creation of smaller farms through subdivision of larger, earlier settlements seems to have aided in the creation of social inequality in the late Norse and Medieval periods. For more information, see the SASS website ( or contact Principle Investigators John Steinberg and Douglas Bolender. The zooarchaeological analysis is being done at Hunter College and will provide more data for the project as a whole while also addressing other questions of interest. Current research topics include the exploration of status, wealth, and social inequality through food remains. 65.457 -19.67 65.457 -19.253 65.791 -19.253 65.791 -19.67 65.457 -19.67