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May 16, 2019
by John Steinberg
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Lauren Welch O’Connor defends her thesis entitled “ENVIRONMENTS EXPLORED: AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF SOIL MOVEMENT IN NORTHERN ICELAND”

Lauren Welch O’Connor defends her Master’s thesis in Historical Archaeology at UMass Boston in March 2019,  It was an outstanding presentation. Here is a draft of her Abstract ENVIRONMENTS EXPLORED: AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF SOIL MOVEMENT IN NORTHERN ICELAND The … Continue reading

August 6, 2018
by John Schoenfelder
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Flying Over Hegranesþing

Among the results of the recently-concluded 2018 SCASS season were some interesting new findings at Hegranesþing, the local Viking- and medieval-era assembly site.   I’ll leave it to others to describe what they’ve found this year (I wasn’t there myself), … Continue reading

July 18, 2018
by John Steinberg
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Hegranesþing: Geophysical Prospection, Coring and Excavation — Interim Report 2017

The 2017 Hegranesþing (Hegranesthing) Geophysical Prospection, Coring and Excavation Interim Report 2017 is now uploaded.  The report describes the new geophysical results with the CMD-Mini Explorer, the follow-up coring and two test pits.  Again, this work builds on previous work … Continue reading

June 30, 2018
by John Steinberg
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Lower Keflavík: Excavation, Geophysical Prospection, and Coring – Interim Report 2017

The Lower Keflavík report is now up on the web.  In this report, we describe a early longhouse about 150 east of the Keflavík main farm mound. This report builds on previous work.  While there are a few bumps in the … Continue reading

June 29, 2018
by John Steinberg
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Keflavík on Hegranes: Cemetery Excavation Interim Report 2017

The Keflavík Cemetery Excavation Interim Report 2017 is now up on the web.  In this report Guðný Zoëga & Douglas Bolender describe the final year of excavations, including descriptions of a smithy and the “rock pit.”  The report also details much about … Continue reading

April 27, 2018
by John Steinberg
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Fornbýli Landscape and Archaeological Survey on Hegranes (FLASH) Interim Report 2017

The first of several reports from the 2017 work is now ready for distribution.  Entitled “Fornbýli Landscape and Archaeological Survey on Hegranes (FLASH): Interim Report 2017,”  This report contains some of the data and results of Kathryn Catlin’s PhD dissertation … Continue reading

July 30, 2017
by John Steinberg
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Fornleifarannsóknir í Skagafirði Opið Hús — Open House Photos

Yesterday we held an open house where members of the SCASS team presented some of the archaeological methods, techniques, and finds from the last three years. We had a great time and we hope our guests did as well.  

July 25, 2017
by John Steinberg
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Fornleifarannsóknir í Skagafirði Opið Hús – Verknámshús FNV, Sauðárkróki Laugardagur 29. júlí 12-16: 30

Starfsmenn og nemar Skagfirsku kirkju- og byggðasögurannsóknarinnar bjóða öllum sem áhuga hafa að koma og kynna sér fornleifarannsóknirnar sem við höfum staðið að sl. þrjú ár í Hegranesi • Hver erum við • Hvað erum við að gera • Hvaða … Continue reading

July 25, 2017
by John Steinberg
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Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey Archaeology Open House – Saturday 29 July 2017 Noon to 4:30 PM in Sauðárkrókur

Archaeologists from the Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey invite all who are interested to come and learn about the archaeological research that they have been carrying out for the last three years on Hegranes. • Who they are • What … Continue reading

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