Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey


Geophysical Survey at Hegranesþing (Hegranes thing)


Brian and Allison

Brian and Allison

Brian Damiata was surveying with the CMD Explorer at Hegranesþing on a beautiful summer day.  Hegranesþing is one of the Quarter Assemblies.  It was a huge survey grid, and Brian walked over 18 km.  Allison Carlton recorded the survey and the data should be forthcoming.

CMD survey

CMD survey

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 the 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 has been studying the settlement patterns of Viking Age Iceland. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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