The Midden at Möðruvellir, 2007, Preliminary Excavation Report (field report)

Author(s): Ramona Harrison

Year: 2007


Between July 31


and August 10th 2007, staff from Fornleifastofnun Íslands

continued excavation of an evaluation trench begun in the summer of 2006. This

aimed at investigating the nature and preservation of faunal remains at the so-called

Ash Hill (Öskuhóll) at Möðruvellir, in Hörgárbyggð, Eyjafjörður.

As in 2006, the key aim of this effort was to locate and recover animal bones,

artefacts, and environmental samples from a well stratified midden sequence at

Möðruvellir, in connection with ongoing archaeological work investigating local

subsistence strategies in late medieval Eyjafjord.

The trench was extended and deepened, chiefly addressing very deep early modern

deposits in the western part of the trench.

This work was initiated by Fornleifastofnun Íslands and funded by Fornleifasjóður.

The project was directed by Howell Roberts. Field work was supervised by Ramona

Harrison and Howell Roberts, assisted by Meghan Markey and Christine Forrestal.

This work was undertaken in collaboration with RALA (the Agricultural Research

Institute at Möðruvellir), and with Minjasafnið á Akureyri (the Akureyri Museum).

Cite this Record

The Midden at Möðruvellir, 2007, Preliminary Excavation Report (field report). Ramona Harrison. Fornleifastofnun Íslands. 2007 ( tDAR id: 3270) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SJ1J1W

Spatial Coverage

min long: -18.5; min lat: 64.5 ; max long: -18; max lat: 65.5 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): H.M. Roberts

Record Identifiers

Fornleifastofnun Íslands(s): FS365-06382

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