The Icelandic Saga Map is intended as a resource to guide specialists and non-specialists alike around the Islendingasogur from a spatial perspective. On it, places named in the sagas are hyperlinked to their occurrences in the saga texts. There are also links to images of places and to other sources of information concerning them (e.g., problems with respect to their identification in modern-day Icelandic landscapes, details about archaeological excavations).
Test NABONE data from Sveigakot in Northern Iceland.
Tephra (volcanic ash) layers are now an invaluable tool in palaeoenvironmental studies, as well a record of volcanic activity. The data produced by such research can be difficult to handle and disseminate. Tephrabase is a database of tephra layers found in Iceland, north-west and northern Europe, Russia and central Mexico. Details on the location, name, age and geochemistry of tephra layers are stored in the database, as well as information about relevant volcanoes and volcanic systems. A comprehensive reference database is also included.
Test archaeological faunal data from the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD) is a research infrastructure for storing, manipulating and analyzing proxy data from archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigations. The primary objectives of SEAD are to make environmental archaeology data available to the international research community and to provide online tools to assist in the analysis of these data.
This dataset includes cairns identified in satellite imagery for one region in northwest iceland.
Finds grouped by excavation unit. Correlates with other excavation data in the system. Data provided by Gisli Palsson.
Data from excavations in Iceland - initial sample
Archaeological data on stratigraphic units and the key finds within them
This is a test data-source which attempts to map concepts into the Eyrbyggja saga
Data provided by Gisli Palsson
This dataset was developed by Claire MacKay for her doctoral dissertation, supervised by Vicki Szabo.
Finds from each group of stratigraphic units. This data corresponds to other excavation data available through DataArc. Contributed by Gisli Palsson.
This dataset contains zooarchaeological data from NABO excavations, perpared for incorporation into SEAD.
Descriptions of excavation units. Data contributed by Gisli Palsson.
The project aims to make available the most detailed historical documents describing the way land was used in late medieval to early modern Iceland, roughly 1500-1860. The central document is the early 18th century land census Jardabok Arna Magnussonar og Pals Vidalin, widely regarded as one of the most important documents ever produced about Icelandic agriculture. The data include information about every main farm (e.g., 'logbyli') recorded in the land census and contains a large amount of categorical and quantitative data. In addition, several networks of interaction show the interconnectedness of farms at the time. These connecting lines are sometimes reciprocal, sometimes a manifestation of material and political inequality, but all of them indicate the entangled character of Iceland's agricultural communities.