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2003 Skalholt Field Report (2003)

DOCUMENT [ID: 392658] Thomas McGovern.

2003 Skalholt Excavation Report

Archaeological Cults: the Myth of Pre-Columbian Europeans in Maine (1982)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 116487] Robert L. Bradley.

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The Bishop's Beef: Improved Cattle in Eighteenth Century Skalholt, Iceland (2007)

DOCUMENT [ID: 392655] Thomas McGovern.

Skalholt archaeofauna publication

Bloody Slaughter (2007)

DOCUMENT [ID: 392435] Thomas McGovern.

This article attempts an interpretation of an unusual assemblage of cattle skulls recovered from recent excavations at the Viking Age monumental hall of Hofstaðir in Iceland. Osteological analysis of the skulls indicates ritual decapitation and display of cattle heads, and this article seeks to explore the meanings of this practice in relation to the context of the site and the wider historical and ethnographic literature. It is argued that the beheading of cattle and display of their heads was...

Bovid spreadsheet (1999)

DATASET [ID: 392601] Thomas McGovern.

Bovid spreadsheet

Current Skalholt Database (2011)

DATASET [ID: 392653] Thomas McGovern.

Archaeofaunal database

Farming and maritime resources at Midbaer (2001)

DOCUMENT [ID: 392773] Thomas McGovern.

The site of Miðbær on the island of Flatey in Breiðafjörður, NW Iceland was test excavated in 1989 by Thomas Amorosi and Thomas McGovern, producing a column sample from a deeply stratified midden deposit. The initial faunal analysis conducted by Amorosi and McGovern revealed a dominant maritime component with high concentrations of bird, fish, and sea mammal bones. This paper both summarizes this unpublished analysis and adds a more detailed examination of the bird and fish remains.

Faunal Analysis of the Early Modern Bishop's Farm at Skalholt, Arnessysla Iceland (2011)

DOCUMENT [ID: 392654] Thomas McGovern.

This dissertation presents the analysis of faunal material recovered from middens outside the main complex of the Bishop of Southern Iceland´s Cathedral farm at Skálholt, Arnessysla, Iceland. Issues of diet, deposition patterns, as well as participation in larger trade and intellectual networks addressed. All of these issues are examined in order to investigate larger issues centered around the early modern Atlantic world. The Skálholt material is also compared with the larger body of existing...

Hofstaðir Artifact Data (2016)

DATASET [ID: 401251] Aaron Kendall.

Excel spreadsheet with artifact data from Hofstaðir excavations from 1991 to 2002.

HRH03-1 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402613] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Iron Object

HRH03-10 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402608] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Iron Object

HRH03-100 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402635] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Iron Object

HRH03-101 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402636] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.


HRH03-102 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402643] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Cu Alloy Vessel Fragment

HRH03-103 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402641] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Lead Sinker

HRH03-103 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402642] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Lead Sinker

HRH03-104 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402640] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.


HRH03-105 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402639] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Iron Object

HRH03-107 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402638] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Steatite fragment

HRH03-108 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402637] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.


HRH03-11 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402615] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.


HRH03-111 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402645] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Hook with Rivet

HRH03-111 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402646] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Hook with Rivet

HRH03-112 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402654] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.


HRH03-114 (2016)

IMAGE [ID: 402652] Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.


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