Faunal Analysis of the Early Modern Bishop's Farm at Skalholt, Arnessysla Iceland

Author(s): Thomas McGovern

Year: 2011


This dissertation presents the analysis of faunal material recovered from middens

outside the main complex of the Bishop of Southern Iceland´s Cathedral farm at

Skálholt, Arnessysla, Iceland. Issues of diet, deposition patterns, as well as participation in larger trade and intellectual networks addressed. All of these issues are examined in order to investigate larger issues centered around the early modern Atlantic world. The Skálholt material is also compared with the larger body of existing early modern Icelandic archaeofaunal data in order to investigate issues of adaptation and resilience in the face of harsh climatic as well as social and economic conditions.

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Faunal Analysis of the Early Modern Bishop's Farm at Skalholt, Arnessysla Iceland. Thomas McGovern. Doctoral Dissertation. City University of New York, The Graduate Center, Anthropology. 2011 ( tDAR id: 392654) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8X34ZSJ




Site Name

Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -20.683; min lat: 64.07 ; max long: -20.376; max lat: 64.184 ;

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Contact(s): Thomas McGovern

Contributor(s): Thomas McGovern

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