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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

February 27, 2016
by John Steinberg
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Polar Field Services Blog: Looking in the Margins for Clues About Economic Inequality and Environmental Change in Medieval Iceland

Kathryn “Kat” Catlin has a wonderful write up in the Polar Field Services Newsletter about her NSF funded dissertation work.    Polar Field Services (a subcontractor to the giant CH2M HILL) provides logistical support to NSF funded projects in the … Continue reading

January 13, 2016
by John Steinberg
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Kathryn Catlin NSF award posted

Kathryn Catlin’s NSF award for work was recently posted on the NSF abstract list.   The title of her work is:  The Archaeological Investigation of Erosion and its Effect on Social Processes in the Arctic. She is a UMass Boston Historic … Continue reading

September 4, 2015
by John Steinberg
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Vettvangsvinnu Skagfirsku kirkju- og byggðasögurannsóknarinnar er nú lokið þetta sumarið 2015 Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey fieldwork end

Vettvangsvinnu Skagfirsku kirkju- og byggðasögurannsóknarinnar er nú lokið þetta sumarið. Við viljum þakka íbúum Hegraness fyrir að hafa tekið svona vel á móti okkur, Sveitarfélaginu Skagafirði fyrir allan stuðninginn, öllum sem veittu okkur leyfi, aðstoð eða fjárstuðning og svo auðvitað … Continue reading

August 10, 2015
by scass
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Excavating Graves at Keflavík

After several weeks of clearing fill, aeolian deposits, and more recent turf layers, the Keflavík cemetery excavation team finally began excavating. Investigating the burials has contributed to the project’s understanding of interment rituals over time, the eventual retiring of cemeteries. … Continue reading

August 8, 2015
by John Steinberg
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Test excavation among the cows

Eric 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 … Continue reading

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