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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Staff

Publication details for Professor Mike Church

Church, M J, Arge, S V, Brewington, S, McGovern, T H, Woollett, J, Perdikaris, S, Lawson, I T, Cook, G T, Amundsen, C, Harrison, R, Krivogorskaya, K & Dunbar, E (2005). Puffins, Pigs, Cod, and Barley: Palaeoeconomy at Undir Junkarinsfløtti, Sandoy, Faroe Islands. Environmental Archaeology 10(2): 179-197.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This paper reports on the zooarchaeological and archaeobotanical remains from the initial season of
excavations at the Norse period site at Undir Junkarinsfløtti in the Faroe islands. These remains represent
the first zooarchaeological analysis undertaken for the Faroes and only the third archaeobotanical assemblage published from the islands. The excavated deposits are described and the key findings from the palaeoenvironmental remains highlighted within the context of the wider North Atlantic environmental archaeology of the Norse period.