Archeologists to Study Pre-Settlement Hut in Iceland

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Archeologists to Study Pre-Settlement Hut in Iceland

The first archeological research in Iceland this year will begin at Hafnir in Reykjanes, southwest Iceland, on Monday. Archeologists will continue their study of a hut which may originate from 770-880 AD, the latter part of the Iron Age, and predate the historical settlement of Iceland in 874.

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The remains of the hut at Hafnir. Photo: Bjarni F. Einarsson.

Excavation has been ongoing in the area around the hut, which has been given the name Vogur, with intermission since 2003, Fréttablaðið reports.

Last summer archeologist Bjarni F. Einarsson revealed that carbon age analysis indicated that the hut may have been constructed in the aforementioned period, which garnered considerable attention.

Archeologists now aim to complete research of the hut itself and search for other remains in the area that might date back to the same period.

Click here to read more about Bjarni’s conclusions.

ESA