Building and keeping house in 19th-century Iceland: Domestic improvements at Hornbrekka, Skagafjörður

Agusta Edwald, Karen Beatrice Milek

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Abstract

This article looks at nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture and the material culture assemblages from the small farm of Hornbrekka in North Iceland. The discussion centres on the two interrelated processes of building and keeping house at the farm. An archaeological investigation into these activities provides a nuanced, bottom up investigation into the maerial conditiosn at a rural farm in Iceland during a period of improvement and modernization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-27
Number of pages18
JournalArchaeologia Islandica
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Later historical archaeology
  • Household archaeology
  • Material culture
  • Turf houses

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