We have put up the report on the 2016 coring, geophysics and test excavations at the Farm of Egg. Recently we received a AMS date from Test Pit 1, context  – A piece of barley. The date was 1145 ±15 calendar years before present, which calibrates to AD 777-790, AD 827-841, and AD 865-971 (in the 2 sigma range). The report will be updated with this new information.
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.