Location: Iceland Length: 16 min
This video describes the Mosfell Archaeological Project, an interdisciplinary research project employing saga studies, archaeology, physical anthropology, and environmental sciences. The project's goal is to construct a picture of human habitation and environmental change in the Mosfell region of southwestern Iceland. Work at Kirkjuhll in 2002 revealed a conversion period wooden stave church and a Christian cemetery with skeletons. The Mosfell Project contributes to the larger study of Viking Age and later medieval Iceland.
A film by Steven Ross
Copyright 2004 by Steven Ross
Iceland (Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)
Iceland’s Unwritten Saga (Zach Zorich, Archaeology Magazine)
A Viking Age farm, church, and cemetery at Hrísbrú, Mosfell Valley, Iceland (Antiquity, Vol. 77, No. 297, September 2003)