Our project in Siglunes, at the very Northern end of Eyjafjörður is about to start.
Birna Lárusdóttir (FSÍ), Howell Roberts (FSÍ), Sigríður (Sirrý) Þorgeirsdóttir (FSí) and I will leave sunny and warm Reykjavík next Monday morning for the far north. The weather up there may be somewhat less friendly, but we are prepared and will make the best of whatever conditions we encounter.
Since we will only be there for two weeks this year, we have to plan very carefully to make the most out of this short season.
We hope to excavate at least one of the most endangered ruins on the ‘-nes´ or peninsula and sample a midden deposit from one of the eroding fishing structures planned and mapped last year. Plans depend on site conditions and are subject to change.
We are archaeologists at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Human Ecodynamics Research Center (HERC). Follow us as we head into the field to work at four sites in the North Atlantic. Living and working at each site presents its own challenges and we hope to offer stories of how archaeology gets done rather than just present the results of our research. click to read more
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