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Farming and maritime resources at Midbaer

Author(s): Thomas McGovern

Year: 2001

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The site of Miðbær on the island of Flatey in Breiðafjörður, NW Iceland was test excavated in 1989 by Thomas Amorosi and Thomas McGovern, producing a column sample from a deeply stratified midden deposit. The initial faunal analysis conducted by Amorosi and McGovern revealed a dominant maritime component with high concentrations of bird, fish, and sea mammal bones. This paper both summarizes this unpublished analysis and adds a more detailed examination of the bird and fish remains.

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Farming and maritime resources at Midbaer. Thomas McGovern. 2001 ( tDAR id: 392773) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8D50P25




Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -23.699; min lat: 65.006 ; max long: -22.183; max lat: 65.53 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Thomas McGovern

Lab Director(s): Thomas McGovern

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
mdbfinal1.DOC 63.50kb Oct 29, 2001 Apr 20, 2014 4:29:08 PM Public
Archaeofauna 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