Geostatistical approach to a spatial, multi-element dataset from an archaeological site in Vatnsfjörður, Iceland

Lukasz Mikolajczyk, Karen Milek

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of geochemical mapping conducted in the coastal zone of a multi-period archaeological (farm) site in Vatnsfjörður, northwest Iceland. The main aim of the study was to test the efficiency of
geospatial analysis (based upon a principal component data fusion technique) in dealing with amulti-elemental dataset. The methodwas applied in order to distinguish between different zones of human activity across the site. The results enabled the site to be divided into discrete zones. In combination with previous studies, the new information enabled speculation about each zone's functional character, chronology and development history.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-585
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Volume9
Early online date1 Sep 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Iceland
  • Geochemistry
  • Geo-spatial analysis
  • Activity zone
  • Data fusion
  • Coastal archaeology
  • Early-modern
  • principal components analysis
  • Multi-element mapping

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