Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey


SCASS on the UMass Boston homepage


UMass Boston WebpageUMass Boston has put a photo of some of the crew up in their rotating front page photo.  it is   It looks like it is the 3rd or 4th picture in the rotation.  The photo was taken after climbing  up to a pagan grave on the farm of Hróarsdalur after coring.  The picture has, from Left to right, Ramona Steel (Historical Archaeology Graduate Student, UMass Boston) Collen Lenfest (incoming Freshmen, UMass Boston), Shala Carter (Recent Graduate, UMass Boston), Allison Carlton (Historical Archaeology Graduate Student, UMass Boston) and Grace Cesario (CUNY Graduate School).

The test pit at Hróarsdalur suggests that the farm is very old.

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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