Archaeological sediments and site formation at Hofstaðir, Mývatn, NE Iceland

Ian A. Simpson, Karen Beatrice Milek, G. Guðmundsson

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In order to investigate site formation processes at Hofstaðir, archaeological sediments at the site were studied and described in the field and samples were collected for micromorphological and geochemical analyses. Results of these analyses will contribute to archaeological interpretations about building techniques, patterns of resource utilisation, the ways in which space was used on the farmstead and within buildings, and the living conditions within the buildings at Hofstaðir.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-142
Number of pages13
JournalArchaeologia Islandica
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Site formation processes
  • Micromorphology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Turf buildings
  • Floor deposits
  • Midden deposits


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