Sustainability and resilience in the Norse              North Atlantic     An example from the Faroe Islands           HER...
Source: http://mapsof.net/map/map-of-faroe-islands-in-europe
“Sheep Letter” (Seyðabrævið) (1298)            Source: Lund University Library; http://laurentius.ub.lu.se/volumes/Mh_15/1...
Source: Ian LawsonSource: http://www.maps-of-the-world.com/mappages/Faroe_Islands_map.htm
UJF excavation: 2003 – 2006 seasons                          Photos: S Brewington
Undir Junkarinsfløtti (UJF) archaeofauna                                   UJF 0         UJF 1         UJF 2         UJF 3...
Total UJF Archaeofauna         100%         90%                                                      Mollusk         80%  ...
Relative proportion of wild resources               Norway                  Iceland                             Iceland   ...
Total UJF Archaeofauna         100%         90%                                                      Mollusk         80%  ...
ArgisbrekkaSource: http://www.maps-of-the-world.com/mappages/Faroe_Islands_map.htm
AcknowledgementsSímun Arge (Føroya Fornminnissavn)Dr Thomas McGovern (Hunter College, CUNY)Dr Sophia Perdikaris (Brooklyn ...
Seth Brewington (CUNY) Sustainability and Resilience in the Norse North Atlantic: an Example from the Faroe Islands
Seth Brewington (CUNY) Sustainability and Resilience in the Norse North Atlantic: an Example from the Faroe Islands
Seth Brewington (CUNY) Sustainability and Resilience in the Norse North Atlantic: an Example from the Faroe Islands
Seth Brewington (CUNY) Sustainability and Resilience in the Norse North Atlantic: an Example from the Faroe Islands
Seth Brewington (CUNY) Sustainability and Resilience in the Norse North Atlantic: an Example from the Faroe Islands
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Seth Brewington (CUNY) Sustainability and Resilience in the Norse North Atlantic: an Example from the Faroe Islands

  1. 1. Sustainability and resilience in the Norse North Atlantic An example from the Faroe Islands HERC Open Workshop 2012 The Graduate Center, New York 15 October 2012 Seth D. Brewington ___________________________________________________________________________________ HERC __________________________________________ Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, New York
  2. 2. Source: http://mapsof.net/map/map-of-faroe-islands-in-europe
  3. 3. “Sheep Letter” (Seyðabrævið) (1298) Source: Lund University Library; http://laurentius.ub.lu.se/volumes/Mh_15/14.html
  4. 4. Source: Ian LawsonSource: http://www.maps-of-the-world.com/mappages/Faroe_Islands_map.htm
  5. 5. UJF excavation: 2003 – 2006 seasons Photos: S Brewington
  6. 6. Undir Junkarinsfløtti (UJF) archaeofauna UJF 0 UJF 1 UJF 2 UJF 3 TotalDomestic Mammals 20 144 362 761 1,287Whales 5 6 89 14 114Seals 0 1 13 9 23Birds 194 3,192 7,600 14,497 25,483Fish 492 6,473 1,190 2,718 10,873Shellfish 678 1,212 7,864 12,151 21,905 NISP 1,389 11,028 17,118 30,150 59,685Medium Terrestrial Mammal 60 280 914 2,207 3,461Large Terrestrial Mammal 5 28 35 119 187Unidentified Fragments 368 1,586 3,109 6,645 11,708 TNF 1,822 12,922 21,176 39,121 75,041
  7. 7. Total UJF Archaeofauna 100% 90% Mollusk 80% 70% Fish 60%% NISP 50% 40% 30% Seabird 20% 10% Domesticates 0% UJF 0 UJF 1 UJF 2 UJF 3 Domestic Mammals Whales Seals Birds Fish Shellfish
  8. 8. Relative proportion of wild resources Norway Iceland Iceland Greenland Faroes Faroes Faroes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60%% NISP 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Domestic Mammals Cetacea Seals Birds Fish Mollusca Caribou Other Mammals
  9. 9. Total UJF Archaeofauna 100% 90% Mollusk 80% 70% Fish 60%% NISP 50% 40% 30% Seabird 20% 10% Domesticates 0% UJF 0 UJF 1 UJF 2 UJF 3 Domestic Mammals Whales Seals Birds Fish Shellfish
  10. 10. ArgisbrekkaSource: http://www.maps-of-the-world.com/mappages/Faroe_Islands_map.htm
  11. 11. AcknowledgementsSímun Arge (Føroya Fornminnissavn)Dr Thomas McGovern (Hunter College, CUNY)Dr Sophia Perdikaris (Brooklyn College, CUNY)Dr Andrew Dugmore (University of Edinburgh)Dr Mike Church (Durham University)Dr Julie Bond (University of Bradford)Stephen Dockrill (University of Bradford)Helgi Michelsen (Føroya Fornminnissavn)Dorete Bloch (Føroya Náttúrugripasavn)Special thanks are also due the people of Sandur for their enthusiastic support of the excavations at Undir JunkarinsfløttiThis research was made possible by the generous support of the National Science Foundation’s “Arctic Social Sciences Program,” the Leverhulme Trust’s “Landscapes Circum Landnám” project, the “Heart of the Atlantic” project, and the PSC-CUNY grants program.

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