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The Ancient Roots of Árbær – Animal bones: Interim report 2021

  • Albina Hulda Palsdottir



Íslenskar fornleifarannsóknir ehf og Icelandic ZooArch Reykjavík

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Publiseringsår: 2021
Antall sider: 25
ISBN: 978-9935-9641-1-3

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The Ancient Roots of Árbær – Animal bones: Interim report 2021


Most of the animal bones from archaeological excavations at Árbær 2019 field season have been identified. Bones from 2018, 2020 and 2021. The bones are from a peat ash midden heap from between 1500-1900. The animal bone collection from Árbær that has been analysed so far is not large, the total number of bones is 280 (TNF) and the total number of species-identified bones is 223 (NISP). The preservation of the bones is not very good and single teeth are a big portion of the collection. Most bones are from domestic animals, cattle (Bos taurus), sheep (Ovis aries), sheep / goats and then there are a number of fish bones from cod (Gadus morhua) and gadid species (Gadidae). There is one bone from a puffin (Fratercula arctica), one femur from a neonatal/juvenile harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) and three whale bones that have been worked into artefacts. A single human molar was also found among the animal bones.


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Albina Hulda Palsdottir

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved CEES ved Universitetet i Oslo
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