In this video, Árni Daníel Júlíusson from the University of Iceland talks about an archaeological survey in Svarfaðardalur valley (Northern Iceland) carried out within a research on medieval farming structures. The video shows archaeologists excavating the remains of turf houses, earth walls and shielings from the XI-XII century, once used in livestock farming and still visible under the lush grassy vegetation.
Árni Daníel Júlíusson is is a specialist at the Faculty of History and Philosophy. His research is focused on agricultural and environmental history.
Gylfi Helgason is an archaeologist at the same faculty and the Institute of Archaeology. His research centres around the early modern built heritage and medieval and post-medieval landscapes.
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