Dr. Kathryn Catlin, a Voss Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environment and Society at Brown University, will be leading an archaeological excavation in Skagafjörður, North Iceland in the summers of 2021 and 2022. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the project will excavate one of the smallest Settlement-period (9th-10th century CE) dwelling sites so far discovered in Iceland to examine its role in the social organization of Iceland’s initial settlement and long-term trajectories of social and environmental transformation.
We’ll be adding more updates starting in 2021, so watch this space!
UPDATE: Alas, the project has been postponed. We intend to begin excavations in Summer 2022 and continue in Summer 2023. Please stay tuned!