Zooarchaeology of Aðalstræti 14-16, 2001 Assessment Report of the Post-Medieval Contexts
Part of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO) project
Small samples of post-Medieval animal bone were collected during the excavations of the Aðalstræti 14-16 site in 2001. This second stage assessment presents an overview of these Zooarchaeological materials and may indicate the value of further analysis of some of these contexts in future. The major contexts could be divided stratigraphically into four major phases (modern, 19th c., post- 1764 , and pre -1764 fire horizon). Only the two 18th century phases produced partially quantifiable sample sizes, but all phases showed the same general mix of domestic mammal (cattle, caprines, a few pig and horse), bird, mollusca, and fish (including at least some Atlantic cod and Haddock). While the collections can only be quantified in a limited way, their overall patterning closely resembles the much larger Early Modern collections from nearby Tjarnargata 3 C (Perdikaris et al. 2002).
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Zooarchaeology of Aðalstræti 14-16, 2001 Assessment Report of the Post-Medieval Contexts. Clayton Tinsley, Thomas McGovern. NORSEC Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reports ,3. New York: NORSEC. 2002 ( tDAR id: 394056) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SF2X4Z
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