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2015 SCASS Reports now online

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There are five new reports available that describe the 2015 field season of SCASS. Additional reports can be found on the reports page for the Skagafjordur Heritage Museum.

Keflavik_Cemetery_Excavation_ReportThe Cemetery Report describes the detailed excavations of the cemetery.

 

 

http://www.fiskecenter.umb.edu/Pdfs/Iceland_PDFs/2015/BSK-2015-157_Keflavik_Cem_Report.pdf

 

 

Survey_Report_2015The Survey Report describes the results of the coring and small test pits at 5 farms: Keflavík, Garður, Ás, Keldudalur, and Hróarsdalur.

 

http://www.fiskecenter.umb.edu/Pdfs/Iceland_PDFs/2015/BSK-2016-165_Survey_Report.pdf

 

 

Hegranesping_Geophysics_ReportThe Hegranesping Geophysics Report describes two years of work, mostly on the southern side, near the church

 

 

http://www.fiskecenter.umb.edu/Pdfs/Iceland_PDFs/2015/BSK-2016-164_Hegranesping_Geophysics_Report.pdf

 

 

Fornbyli_ReportThe Abandoned Farm Report describes Kathryn Catlin’s work on the small farms.  This is part of her dissertation work.

 

 

http://www.fiskecenter.umb.edu/Pdfs/Iceland_PDFs/2015/BSK-2016-163_Fornbyli_Report.pdf

 

 

Early_Modern_Test_Pits_ReportThe Early Modern Test Pit Report describes the upper portions of test pits at Keflavík and Ás.

 

 

http://www.fiskecenter.umb.edu/Pdfs/Iceland_PDFs/2015/BSK-2016-168_Early_Modern_Test_Pits_Report.pdf

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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