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Date of this Version

2004

Document Type

Article

Citation

NORSEC 23 (2004)

Sondum 2000

A product of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO) Research Cooperative and the Leverhulme Trust “Landscapes circum Landnám” Project

Comments

Copyright 2004, the authors. Used by permission.

Abstract

Introduction

This paper reports on analysis of animal bones collect in 2000 by the Faroese Museum from a stratified but eroding beach front cliff in on the island of Sandoy. The site designation is Sondum, 27012 and the bone materials have been kindly sent to the CUNY laboratories for analysis by the excavator Simun Arge. While conditions of bone preservation are not as good as at the Undir Junkarinsfløtti locality to the SW across the embayment, and sample size is much smaller, a substantial amount of bone was recovered from datable which adds to our understanding of early economic patterns on Sandoy.

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