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Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey Archaeology Open House – Saturday 29 July 2017 Noon to 4:30 PM in Sauðárkrókur

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Archaeologists from the Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey invite all who are interested to come and learn about the archaeological research that they have been carrying out for the last three years on Hegranes.

• Who they are
• What they have been doing
• What techniques and technology are used
• What has been found
• Q&A
• Light refreshments
• And much more!!

At 2:00 PM, there will be a guided tour of Hegranesþing. The tour will discuss new research while exploring the ruins.  The rest of the event will take place at Verknámshús FNV in Sauðárkrókur.

All are welcome!!

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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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