Puffins, Pigs, Cod and Barley: Palaeoeconomy at Undir Junkarinsflotti, Sandoy, Faroe Islands

Mike J. Church*, Simun V. Arge, Seth Brewington, Thomas H. McGovern, Jim M. Woollett, Sophia Perdikaris, Ian T. Lawson, Gordon T. Cook, Colin Amundsen, Ramona Harrison, Yekaterina Krivogorskaya, Elaine Dunbar

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Abstract

This paper reports on the zooarchaeological and archaeobotanical remains from the initial season of excavations at the Norse period site at Undir Junkarinsflotti in the Faroe islands. These remains represent the first zooarchaeological analysis undertaken for the Faroes and only the third archaeobotanical assemblage published from the islands. The excavated deposits are described and the key findings from the palaeoenvironmental remains highlighted within the context of the wider North Atlantic environmental archaeology of the Norse period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-197
Number of pages19
JournalEnvironmental Archaeology
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • FAROES
  • NORTH ATLANTIC
  • LANDNAM
  • ZOOARCHAEOLOGY
  • ARCHAEOBOTANY

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