Closing out Week 1

Veiðivötn 1477 tephra exposed in Area E

Most of our efforts for the past few days have been on Area E, around the house.  With seven people on site we’ve managed to take out a significant amount of soil very quickly, now getting down to the Veiðivötn 1477 tephra, and at the end . . . → Read More: Closing out Week 1

Day 1 at Skutustaðir – Shovel:Check; Trowel:Check; Bug spray:D’oh!

Our first day on site was a success.  Having a few extra bodies certainly didn’t hurt, made the deturfing and shoveling go much more quickly; thank you Howell, Etel, Celine, Stefan, and Oscar.  The weather here has been pretty nice, warm and overcast mostly, and the flies only slightly menacing.  Lake Mývatn (midge lake) . . . → Read More: Day 1 at Skutustaðir – Shovel:Check; Trowel:Check; Bug spray:D’oh!

Archaeological Video Project in Iceland

This summer will mark my eighth consecutive season of fieldwork in northeast Iceland.  I have been a part of several projects over the years that have sought to survey and excavate Viking Age and Medieval farm sites from the region, in an attempt to discover more about Norse historical ecology, economy, trade, and migration, . . . → Read More: Archaeological Video Project in Iceland