North Atlantic (Geographic Keyword)

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(Almost) Making it in the Margins: Medieval Norse Adaptation to the Arctic Fjord Environments (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christian K. Madsen. Jette Arneborg. Ian Simpson. Michael Nielsen. Cameron Turley.

The medieval Norse settlements in Greenland formed the westernmost frontier of Scandinavia, and the Old World, between ca. AD 980-1450. A Norse society of perhaps only some 2500 farmer-hunters settled two subarctic niches: the Eastern Settlement in South Greenland with ca. 550 sites and the smaller Western Settlement 500 km north in the inner parts of the Nuuk fjord region and with only some 90 sites. For still not completely understood reasons, the latter was completely abandoned by AD...


Fowling and Food Security in the Faroe Islands (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Seth Brewington.

Seabird fowling has long played an important role in the traditional domestic economy of the Faroe Islands, a small North Atlantic archipelago. Direct evidence for seabird exploitation in the earliest period of Faroese prehistory has been lacking, however. In this paper, I present new archaeofaunal evidence for substantial and sustained seabird exploitation in the Faroe Islands from the 9th through 13th centuries CE. The data suggest that seabirds represented a significant resource in the...


From Medieval Wool Tunics to Bone Powder: Rapid Degradation of Norse Middens in Southwest Greenland (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Konrad Smiarowski. Christian Madsen. Michael Nielsen.

This presentation is one of the products of a series of ongoing inter-connected, international, interdisciplinary fieldwork projects coordinated by the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO) research cooperative since 2005 in Greenland. The projects drew upon more than a century of prior field research, where four generations of archaeologists described and assessed organic preservation conditions at their sites in several regions of the Norse Eastern Settlement. This created a unique...


HRH03-1 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Cu Alloy Vessel Fragment


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IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Lead Sinker


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IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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HRH03-108 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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HRH03-111 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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HRH03-111 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Hook with Rivet


HRH03-112 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Fastener?


HRH03-114 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Whetstone


HRH03-116 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

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HRH03-12 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Manuport


HRH03-121 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Bone Pin


HRH03-121 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Bone Pin


HRH03-121 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Bone Pin


HRH03-122 (2016)
IMAGE Aaron Kendall. Aaron Kendall.

Manuport