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Hofstaðir: Excavations of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland

Hofstaðir: Excavations of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland

Edited by Gavin Lucas
Institute of Archaeology (Iceland), 2009

An international group of 45 archaeologists provide an in-depth and detailed analysis and interpretation of the 1992-2002 investigations of this classic site. At about 500 pages with over 200 illustrations, the volume represents a landmark in Icelandic archaeology and will set a new standard for excavation monographs. The monograph is in English with an extended Icelandic summary.

Winner of the 2009 DV Cultural Award for Scholarly work. Jury comments: “In 1992 started a large scale archaeological excavation at Hofstaðir near Myvatn, NE-Iceland. The work continued for over a decade. The results have now been presented in a very detailed and elegantly presented monograph. This works offers many new insights into the Viking period in Iceland, the nature of the Settlement and the interplay between man and nature in 9th-11th century Iceland.”

The price for the book is 5990 ISK (30 £/ 48 $/ 35 € not incl. shipping costs abroad). The book can be ordered by contacting kristborg@instarch.is.

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