tDAR Logo tDAR digital antiquity

Mammal Consumption at the Medieval Fishing Station at Gufuskálar A Preliminary Zooarchaeology Report from the 2011 Excavation

Author(s): Frank Feeley

Year: 2012

» Downloads & Basic Metadata

Summary

This report details the analysis of mammal bones recovered from one of the four trenches excavated at the medieval fishing station of Gufuskálar during the summer of 2011. During excavation it was noted that there seemed to be a high proportion of mammal bones recovered which correspond with high quality cuts of meat. This was counter to our assumptions regarding the economic status of fishermen during the medieval era as these cuts of meat would be rather expensive. The preliminary zooarchaeological analysis from Trench 8 confirms that at least the people dumping their food waste in the area of Trench 8 were eating well.


This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Cite this Record

Mammal Consumption at the Medieval Fishing Station at Gufuskálar A Preliminary Zooarchaeology Report from the 2011 Excavation. Frank Feeley. 2012 ( tDAR id: 396286) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8DF6SBR


Spatial Coverage

min long: -23.972; min lat: 64.853 ; max long: -23.681; max lat: 64.93 ;

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
GFS11-Mammal-Bones-from-Trench-8-draft.pdf 259.81kb Apr 9, 2015 11:20:49 AM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America