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2016 Keflavík Cemetery Report Available.

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Guðný Zoëga and Doug Bolender have put up the report on the 2016 Keflavík Cemetery excavations.  One of the most interesting parts of the report is Feature 153, which is a series of spade marks up against the eastern cemetery wall.  More about that strange feature can be found on page 9 of the report.

http://www.fiskecenter.umb.edu/Pdfs/Iceland_PDFs/2016/BSK-2016-172_Keflavik_Cem_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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