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Journal Published on Icelandic Archeological Findings

The findings and conclusions of the Icelandic Institute of Archaeology on a Viking settlement at the farm Hofstadir in the region near lake Mývatn in northeast Iceland have now been published in a 500-page journal in English, including more than 200 drawings and photographs.

The publishing of the journal, Hofstadir – Excavation of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland is said to mark a turning point in Icelandic archeology, reports.

The journal’s editor is Dr. Gavin Lucas but a total of 45 scientists from various fields participated in the project. It sheds new light on the history of Hofstadir, the progress of the settlement at the end of the Settlement Era, people’s adaptation and their impact on the environment.

The Hofstadir relics are among the best known archeological relics in Iceland. From 1992 to 2002 an international group of scientists conducted extensive research in the area.

After the excavation was completed, eight years of processing and specialized research followed—and the results have now been published.

The project was backed by Rannís, the Icelandic Center for Research and National Geographic, among others.

Email the Institute of Archaeology for further information: [email protected].

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