The Midden at Möðruvellir, 2006, Preliminary Excavation Report (field report)

Author(s): Ramona Harrison

Year: 2006


Between July 31


and August 9th 2006, Fornleifastofnun Íslands carried out an

exploratory trenching exercise in the area of the so-called Ash Hill (Öskuhóll) at

Möðruvellir, in Högárbyggð, Eyjafjörður. 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.

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

The project was directed by Howell Roberts and Orri Vésteinsson. Field work was

supervised was by Ramona Harrison, assisted by Oddgeir Hansson, Norie Manigault

and Sebastien Martel.

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, 2006, Preliminary Excavation Report (field report). Ramona Harrison. Fornleifastofnun Íslands. 2006 ( tDAR id: 3351) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NS0SSK


Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): H.M. Roberts

Record Identifiers

Fornleifastofnun Íslands(s): FS338-06381

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