Part of: Iceland

In the summer 1990, an international interdisciplinary team directed by McGovern for CUNY and the National Museum of Iceland carried out survey, excavation, and paleoenvironmental research in Árneshreppur, Strandasysla, North-West Iceland (fig. 1). The investigations included two small-scale excavations, located at the end of the peninsula between Reykjarfjör∂ur and Nor∂urfjör∂ur, both of

which produced substantial archaeofauna dominated by fish. One excavation sampled an eroding 18 meter long profile at the coastal site of Akurvík with small turf structures and dense concentrations of fish bones (Amundsen, et al. 2004). The other excavation centered on the deeply stratified midden associated with the farm mound at Gjögur 3 km south-west of Akurvík, which had been sampled by a first stage survey team in 1988.