Vesturland (State / Territory) (Geographic Keyword)

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Aasivissuit - The Great Summer Camp. Archaeological, ethnographical and zooarchaeological studies of a caribou hunting site in West Greenland (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bjarne Grønnow. Morten Meldgaard. J B Nielsen.

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Ahnkuttie – Animating a hide-on-frame Greenland-style Qayaq (2008)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kiliii Yu.

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Animal Bones from Vígishellir Cave, W Iceland (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

In 2001 excavations by the Icelandic National Museum in the lava cave Vígishellir (also called Beinahellir, Surtshellir) documented the presence of defensive walls, a rock outline of a dwelling, and a bone rich midden deposit exposed on the cave floor. Traditional stories associated these features with a band of outlaws reputed to have raided the surrounding countryside during the 10th century from their fortified refuge within the cave (until they were eventually betrayed and killed). The...


Conduits of Dispersal. Dematerializing an early twentieth century village in Iceland. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gavin Lucas.

This paper explores the process of ruination in terms of networks and channels of dispersal; how the materiality of a whole village is stripped by various agencies which move things along. Drawing especially on recent work in human geography and new mobility and materiality turn, this study takes an industrial fishing village on an island in the bay of Reykjavík to examine the processes and conduits through which the village is de-materialized. The village was established at the beginning of the...


Deyr fé, deyr frændr. Re-animating mortuary remains from Viking Age Iceland (2007)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Þ Pétursdóttir.

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Foreign Whaling in Iceland, Archaeological Excavations at Strakatangi in Hveravik, Kaldrananeshreppi 2008 (field report) (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Magnus Rafnsson. Ragnar Edvardsson.

This is a report of the excavations at Strákatangi in Strandasýsla in 2008. Continuous excavations since 2005 have revealed extensive remains from foreign whalers in the area. The remains of four structures are visible at the Strákatangi site, three of them are clustered together and the fourth at some distance from the main cluster. The three structures that have been excavated from 2005 are tryworks, a large building with three rooms (habitation) and one smaller building...


Hearth and home of the Paleo-Eskimos (2003)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ulla Odgaard.

This article offers a methodological approach to study hearth features in general. The hearths of the Paleo-Eskimo tradition are often well preserved, which makes it possible to interpret which heating processes took place and their effects on the indoor climate of the dwelling. To obtain this type of information, recording of fire-cracked rocks within and in connection to hearths is of special importance. The Paleo-Eskimos made use of a versatile pyro-technology, adjustable to the most extreme...


Iceland (2018)
DATASET Shelley Waxman. Davide Zori.

Dataset of 31 statuses (positions) found in the archaeological and historical literature on the Iceland from settlement (ca. 920 AD) to the period of Christianity (ca. 1260 AD). For each status, the expected roles and actual behaviors are listed, as are the rank (relative position) and bases for legitimacy or anyone holding the given status. Additional information on the society or status-holders' roles/behaviors are given as are all references from which the information came.


Iceland and the Colonial Project (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gavin Lucas. Angelos Parigoris.

This paper revolves around a central dilemma: whether to see Iceland as colonizer or colonized. On the one hand, it was linked to the Danish project of colonialism outside Europe, benefitting from access to exotic goods and influenced by ideologies of race and whiteness. On the other hand, Iceland was itself a dependency of Denmark, and from the nineteenth century, developed a discourse of nationalism and independence. This paper will examine the tensions of Iceland as colonizer/colonized...


Ildstedet som livscentrum. Aspekter af arktiske ildsteders funktion og ideologi (2001)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ulla Odgaard.

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Interim Field Report, Gasir Hinterlands Project 2008, Midden Prospection (field report) (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ramona Harrison.

In June and August 2008 international teams cooperated in carrying out a program of survey, coring, and small scale test excavation on selected sites in the Eyjafjord region in Northern Iceland. This was the first season of a planned multi-season collaborative investigation of the hinterlands surrounding the medieval seasonal trading center at Gásir (Roberts 2004; Roberts et al, 2002- 2006; Harrison et al 2006 – 2008; Harrison, 2006-2008). Prior work at Gásir indicated that this...


Kitchen Things: Material Entanglement and Modernity in 19th- Century Iceland (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ágústa Edwald Maxwell.

This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This paper will look at the material culture of the kitchen in 19th-century Iceland through probate inventories and ceramic assemblages. It hypothesizes that changes in kitchen assemblages had an active role in the modernization process. Rather than simply being the effects of increased consumerism and global capitalism the things had an active influence on...


Mammal Consumption at the Medieval Fishing Station at Gufuskálar A Preliminary Zooarchaeology Report from the 2011 Excavation (2012)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Frank Feeley.

This report details the analysis of mammal bones recovered from one of the four trenches excavated at the medieval fishing station of Gufuskálar during the summer of 2011. During excavation it was noted that there seemed to be a high proportion of mammal bones recovered which correspond with high quality cuts of meat. This was counter to our assumptions regarding the economic status of fishermen during the medieval era as these cuts of meat would be rather expensive. The preliminary...


The most extreme Situation. Contextual experiment with an Arctic hearth performed at Lejre Experimental Center, Denmark, during work on Ph.D. dissertation "the fireplace as centre of life. Aspects of function and ideology of Arctic Hearths" (2005)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ulla Odgaard.

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North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO)
PROJECT CUNY Northern Science and Education Center. Thomas McGovern.

This project file contains NABO publications. NABO was founded over 20 years ago to attempt to cross-cut national and disciplinary boundaries and to help North Atlantic scholars make the most of the immense research potential of our damp and lovely research area. NABO has worked to aid in improving basic data comparability, in assisting practical fieldwork and interdisciplinary ventures, in promoting student training, and in better communicating our findings to other scholars, funding...


Preliminary Assessment of the faunal remains from the 2007 Midden Excavation in Eyri, Westfjords (lab report) (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ramona Harrison.

In 2007 area G of the Eyri site in Ísafjörður, NW Iceland was object of a midden assessment undertaken by the Archaeological Institute of Iceland. The midden mound in area G is associated with the farm mound at Eyri in downtown Ísafjörður. The farm mound was previously trenched for occupational layers in 2003 and 2004 (Taylor et al 2005), yielding an assortment of animal remains that were analyzed in 2005 (Krivogorskaya & McGovern 2005). Upon coring the midden mound to define its...


Preliminary Assessment of the faunal remains from the 2008 excavations at Gufuskálar, Snæfellsnes (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Frank Feeley. Sophia Perdikaris. Megan Hicks. Konrad Smiarowski.

This report is regarding the zooarchaeological remains excavated from Gufuskálar, on the north coast of Snæfellsnes in the west of Iceland, during the summer of 2008. The aim of this research was to investigate three mounds which are believed to be part of the long abandoned Gufuskálar fishing station. The inland farmstead at Gufuskálar has been documented as far back as 1274 and there were upwards of fourteen fishing booths along the coast during the 14th Century. The station was said to have...


A Preliminary Report of the 2008 Midden Excavation at Skutustadir, N Iceland (field report) (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Megan T. Hicks. Ramona Harrison.

In 2007, midden deposits associated with the 9th-19th c. archaeological site of Skutustadir in the Lake Myvatn District of N. Iceland were located. The remains were first noted by Arni Einarsson of the Myvatn Science Station and later, more extensively surveyed by CUNY archaeologists. In 2008, an international team lead by CUNY and FSI excavated three trenches and located midden deposits which are the subject of this preliminary zoooarchaeological report. The trenches exposed archaeological...


The reconstructed medieval farm in Þjórsárdalur and the development of the Icelandic Turf house (2003)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hörður Ágústsson. Guðmundur Ólafsson.

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Rekonstruktionen af Stöng (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hörður Ágústsson.

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Rekonstruktjonstegniger av gården Stöng. M:1/50 (1974)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hörður Ágústsson.

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Report of Archaeofauna from Undir Sandmúla and Undir Bálabrekku, Bárðdælahreppur, N Iceland (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern. Ramona Harrison. Seth Brewington. Peter Kuchar.

Small archaeofauna from two highland sites located above 400 m above sea level, over 100 km inland in the upper reaches of the Skjálfandafljót river valley indicate the early presence of human settlement in this far inland area. While heavily deflated, the site of Undir Sandmúla produced an archaeofauna from stratified context directly above the Landnam sequence tephra, probably dating to the late 9th or early 10th century. This collection is from a highly burnt ”fireplace cleaning” deposit...


Reykholt phasing (2005)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

Phasing for contexts from which Tom McGovern has analysed animal bones at Reykholt


Reykholt Zooarch (2003)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

Reykholt faunal spreadsheet


Reykholt Zooarch Database (2003)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

Reykholt zooarch database