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2003 Skalholt Field Report (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

2003 Skalholt Excavation Report


30005-30010REP C14 SUERC (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

Hofstadir Midden excavation reports


Akurvík NORSEC 15 1 A 15 th c Archaeofauna from Akurvík, an early Fishing Station in NW Iceland (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Colin Amundsen. Sophia Perdikaris. Thomas McGovern. Matthew Matthew Brown. Yekaterina Krivogorskaya. Salina Modugno. Konrad Śmiarowski. Shaye Storm. Malgorzata Frik. Monica Koczela. Thomas McGovern.

This is a report of analysis of 15th c bone materials from the site of Akurvík in NW Iceland excavated in 1990. A small international project in Árneshreppur district recovered a series of stratified midden deposits associated with small turf structures on an eroding beachfront. Radiocarbon dates identify at least two major phases of occupation and use, one extending into the mid 13th century, and the other dating to the mid 15th century. This report documents the animal bone collection...


all tooth wear HST (2009)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

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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...


Archaeofauna from Vatnsfjörður, Westfjords, Iceland lab (lab report) (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Albína Hulda Pálsdóttir. Marjorie Gorsline. Thomas H. McGovern.

The Vatnsfjörður archaeological project started in 2003. This report contains results of analysis of bones from 2003-2007. Analysis has been completed on the material from 2003 and 2004 but is only partially complete on bones from 2005-2007. This is the second preliminary report of the archaeofauna from the Vatnsfjörður excavation. Analysis is still ongoing and the results presented here are by no means final. The Vatnsfjörður material dates to two time periods, the Viking Age component and...


Archaeological investigations in Mývatnssveit 2007 (Field Report) (2008)
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In 2006 a campaign of major archaeological excavations in Mývatnssveit, the area around Lake Mývatn in NE-Iceland, wound to a close with the completion of fieldwork at Hrísheimar and Sveigakot. Together with the excavation of Hofstaðir, which was completed in 2002, these formed the backbone of extensive archaeological fieldwork focused on the Lake Mývatn area which had begun in 1991, and which became subsequently known as the Landscapes of Settlements project. In addition to the three large...


Astrid AEGIR summary (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

Hofstadir Midden excavation reports


Aug 09 HST Final Pub (2007)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

HST spreadsheets


Birds and fish HST May 07 (2011)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

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The Bishop's Beef: Improved Cattle in Eighteenth Century Skalholt, Iceland (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

Skalholt archaeofauna publication


BJORN Gudmundsson trans (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

Hofstadir Midden excavation reports


Bloody Slaughter (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text 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 Thomas McGovern.

Bovid spreadsheet


Caprine element dist G I (2007)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

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Caprine element dist G II (2007)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

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Caprine eruption and wear May 07 HST (2009)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

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caprine stature and wt reconst (2007)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

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caprine tooth erupt and wear check may 07 (2007)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

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Cats mice and dogs HST may 07 (2007)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

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Cattle Skull Report for Monograph (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

HST Monograph reports and article


Copy of 1996 skull report (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas McGovern.

HST Monograph reports and article


Copy of Midden_gr 5114_finds (2013)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

Hofstadir Midden excavation reports


Copy of Posthole finds (2007)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

HST spreadsheets


Current Skalholt Database (2011)
DATASET Thomas McGovern.

Archaeofaunal database