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Polar Field Services Blog: Looking in the Margins for Clues About Economic Inequality and Environmental Change in Medieval Iceland

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KatKathryn “Kat” Catlin has a wonderful write up in the Polar Field Services Newsletter about her NSF funded dissertation work.    Polar Field Services (a subcontractor to the giant CH2M HILL) provides logistical support to NSF funded projects in the Arctic.  They do not currently support our work in Iceland, but they do support a lot of interesting archaeology. The author, Alicia Clark has done a lot of very good articles about arctic field research and also works for NOAA.

Here is the link:

Looking in the Margins for Clues About Economic Inequality and Environmental Change in Medieval Iceland

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he is a co-PI on the the Skagafjordur Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS). SCASS is a multi-year project in Northern Iceland to understand the formation of social stratification and property rights during the Viking Age and after (AD 874-1700). For this work in Iceland, as well as other projects, John and his colleagues have received over $1,000,000 in research grants, mostly from the National Science Foundation. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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