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Preliminary Report of the Archaeofauna at Skálholt, Iceland

Author(s): George Hambrecht

Year: 2007

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Summary

This report presents results of a preliminary analysis of the archaeofauna at the

Episcopal farm of Skálholt, Arnessyslá, southern Iceland. This report presents

the preliminary analysis of group 634. Group 634 was a 3X5 meter trench

oriented lengthwise north to south opened up on June 28th of 2004 by Birna

Lárusdóttir. Further excavation of this group was conducted by George

Hambrecht during June of 2005, and a 1x3 meter extension was opened up off of

the north end of the initial trench. This work was conducted in conjunction with

the FSI excavations of the early modern phases of Skálholt. A total of 11,176

bone fragments were recovered from group 634. An analysis of faunal remains

from other contexts is on-going. Previous reports (Hambrecht et al. 2004, 2005)

have covered the analysis of a large midden of cattle bones (unit 454) as well as

some other finished contexts. Total number of bone fragments analyzed from the

Skálholt archaeofauna to date is 48,674. All sediments were dry sieved through

4mm mesh to standardize recovery of bones following usual NABO

recommendations.


Cite this Record

Preliminary Report of the Archaeofauna at Skálholt, Iceland. George Hambrecht. 2007 ( tDAR id: 392659) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8PK0HGZ


Keywords

Culture
Norse

Material
Fauna

Site Name
Skalholt

Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation

Geographic Keywords
Iceland


Spatial Coverage

min long: -20.614; min lat: 64.083 ; max long: -20.414; max lat: 64.163 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Thomas McGovern

Principal Investigator(s): George Hambrecht


File Information

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Skalholt-2006-interim-zooarch-report_Hambrecht.pdf 160.61kb May 22, 2007 Apr 13, 2014 5:14:47 PM Public
2006 Skalholt Zooarch Report
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America