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.