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June 10, 2017
by John Steinberg
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Egg on Hegranes 2016 Report Available

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 [105] –  A piece of barley.  The date was 1145 ±15 … Continue reading

June 9, 2017
by John Steinberg
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2016 Keflavík Cemetery Report Available.

Guðný Zoëga and Doug Bolender have put up the report on the 2016 Keflavík Cemetery excavations.  One of the most interesting parts of the report is Feature 153, which is a series of spade marks up against the eastern cemetery wall.  More … Continue reading

December 31, 2016
by John Steinberg
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Over 45,000 visitors to Glaumbaer In 2016

The Glaumbær turf house museum has welcomed over 45,000 visitors this year.  You can see the full Icelandic article at http://www.glaumbaer.is/is/safnid/frettir/mikil-fjolgun-safngesta. Below is a Google English translation. That number is more than 10% of the population of Iceland (324,000), but only a little … Continue reading

July 27, 2016
by John Steinberg
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Feykir Newspaper article about SCASS work in Icealnd

There is an article in the local online paper today (Feykir.is) about some of our work and in particular some of the finds.   This is an awkward google translation of the article, but it gives some idea: Rare Finds … Continue reading

July 21, 2016
by John Steinberg
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2015 SCASS Reports now online

There are five new reports available that describe the 2015 field season of SCASS. Additional reports can be found on the reports page for the Skagafjordur Heritage Museum. The Cemetery Report describes the detailed excavations of the cemetery.     http://www.fiskecenter.umb.edu/Pdfs/Iceland_PDFs/2015/BSK-2015-157_Keflavik_Cem_Report.pdf     The Survey … Continue reading

July 14, 2016
by John Steinberg
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Skagafjordur Heritage Museum wins Award for Excellence

The  Byggðasafns Skagfirðinga (Skagafjordur Heritage Museum) has won an award for excellence.  The news article in the Morgunblaðið, the paper of record in Iceland, is effusive.    Below is a google translation of the article.  It is not great, but you … Continue reading

April 7, 2016
by John Steinberg
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Brown Bag Talk (Tues April 12@12:30) Sigríður Sigurðardóttir – From Text to Trowel: how a local rural heritage museum thrives in the 21st century

Sigríður Sigurðardóttir, Director of the Skagafjörður Heritage Museum will give a Brown Bag talk on  Tuesday, April 12 at 12:30 t UMass Boston in McCormack 1/503. The talk is  titled “From Text to Trowel:  how a local rural heritage museum … Continue reading

April 2, 2016
by John Steinberg
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Doug Bolender stars on Vikings Unearthed

There have been more than 80 articles about the upcoming PBS/BBC/Nova special:  Vikings Unearthed.  A two-hour program premiering online Monday, April 4 at 3:30 pm EDT. The show will air Wednesday, April 6 on PBS.  Doug Bolender, a research assistant … Continue reading

March 1, 2016
by John Steinberg
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Af hverju Hegranes? Fyrirlestur um Skagfirsku kirkju- og byggðasögurannsóknina í félagsheimilinu, Hegranesi fimmtudaginn 3. mars kl. 20:00

Skagfirska kirkju- og byggðasögurannsóknin og Byggðasafn Skagfirðinga bjóða íbúum Hegraness og öðrum áhugasömum á fyrirlestur og umræðufund um fornleifarannsóknirnar sem nú fara fram í Nesinu. Sigríður Sigurðardóttir, safnstjóri, John Steinberg og Guðný Zoëga, fornleifafræðingar munu segja frá aðdraganda rannsóknanna og fyrstu … Continue reading

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