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Aerial photography at Stora Seyla


Here are some of the aerial photos from Seyla.  The first two were taken with a camera on a pole on July 2: 

Kate and Laura working, while Pete holds the pole.

Kate looks up as Kelly wanders through.


This is a test image from the kite on July 1.  At the top are the group flying the kite and and the GPR team, people clearing the site in the middle, and at the bottom you can see the stone lines of the building we’re excavating.

Last night after our Fourth of July dinner (hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries – it was delicious) we took a group photo:

The 2009 SASS team in Iceland.

Author: Kathryn Catlin

Kathryn Catlin is an alumna of UMass Boston's Historical Archaeology MA program and a current PhD student in Anthropology at Northwestern University. Kathryn's research interests include the social and economic dimensions of settlement and colonization in Iceland, medieval England, and the colonial US. She is interested in developing survey techniques, including geophysical survey as well as more traditional archaeological methods, to describe relationships between the development of social inequality and the causes and consequences of environmental change. She has participated in numerous Fiske Center projects, including seasons in Iceland, Greenland, the Caribbean, and across New England.


  1. Pingback: » Blog Archive » Bandaríska Langholtsrannsóknin heldur áfram

  2. Regards from Keldudalur,
    Hope to see you here!

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