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

Author(s): Thomas McGovern

Year: 2011

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Summary

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


Keywords

Culture
Norse

Material
Fauna

Site Name
Skalholt

Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation

Geographic Keywords
Iceland


Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Thomas McGovern

Contributor(s): Thomas McGovern


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Hambrecht Skalholt Thesis
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America