Hofstaðir : Excavations of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland

Lucas, G., Batey, C., Gudmundsson, G., Lawson, I.T., McGovern, T.H. and Simpson, I.A. (2009) Hofstaðir : Excavations of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland. Series: Institute of Archaeology Monograh Series. Institute of Archaeology: Reykjavik, pp. 253-321. ISBN 9789979994602

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Abstract

This is the first output from a multi national collaborative project based in Iceland. The site is a substantial settlement or skali, which has been variously interepreted as a pagan temple or a ritualistic centre. It is clear it is a primary farmstead which played a major local and national role. The material culture (Batey) demonstrates the use of both the primary tool kit from Scandinavia and the modifications needed though life in a new country with different resources.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Batey, Dr Colleen
Authors: Lucas, G., Batey, C., Gudmundsson, G., Lawson, I.T., McGovern, T.H., and Simpson, I.A.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Institute of Archaeology
ISBN:9789979994602
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