Report of Animal Bones from Tjarnargata 3C, Reykjavík, Iceland


During rescue excavations in downtown Reykjavík in 1999 nearly 100 kg of well-preserved animal bone was recovered in investigations at Tjarnargata 3 C by Fornleifastofnun Islands (FSÍ) directed by Mjöll Snaesdóttir. This bone collection (or archaeofauna) was largely sieved (4 mm and 1 mm mesh wet screen) and represents one of the largest archaeofauna recovered from Iceland to date. Analysis was carried out at City University of New York’s Northern Science & Education Center’s two zooarchaeology laboratories at Brooklyn College and Hunter College in 2000-01. The analyzed bone materials were returned for long term curation at the National Museum of Iceland in January 2002.

Cite this Record

Report of Animal Bones from Tjarnargata 3C, Reykjavík, Iceland. Thomas McGovern, Sophia Perdikaris, Colin Amundsen. 2002 ( tDAR id: 394031) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8J38TJM


Icelandic Viking


Site Name
Southern Iceland

Spatial Coverage

min long: -22; min lat: 64.113 ; max long: -21.861; max lat: 64.165 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Ramona Harrison; Aaron Kendall; Frank Feeley

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas McGovern

Sponsor(s): CUNY Northern Science and Education Center

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