Part of: Iceland

The excavations at Hrísheimar in Mývatnssveit in N Iceland are producing a very

large archaeofauna, which can now be dated through both radiocarbon and two

major volcanic tephra layers (the Landnám tephra of ca AD 871 and the

Veiðivötn 930 tephra). While much of the site has been destroyed by wind

erosion, substantial midden deposits (which overly earlier structures in some

cases) still remain along the NE edge of the site area.