Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey


Test excavation among the cows


IMG_1615Eric and Cee Cee started a test pit at a midden at Garður.  They were joined by the livestock.

This farm is right next to the Hegranesþing (Hegranesþing is the land of  Garður).  This research is the complement to the geophysical survey at Hegranesþing.  Hopefully this excavation will give us some idea how old  farmstead is at Garður.

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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