Frank Feeley (CUNY) Early "Industrial Scale" Fisheries at Gufuskálar Iceland

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Frank Feeley (CUNY) Early "Industrial Scale" Fisheries at Gufuskálar Iceland

  1. 1. Medieval Fishing at GufuskálarSnæfellsnes, Western Iceland Frank Feeley ffeeley@gc.cuny.edu CUNY Graduate Center October 2012
  2. 2. Gufuskálar
  3. 3. ~16m
  4. 4. 2mFish Drying Sheds
  5. 5. 2011 Excavations
  6. 6. 2012 Excavations
  7. 7. TrenchTrench 9 5
  8. 8. Trench 5
  9. 9. Trench 9
  10. 10. Trench 9
  11. 11. Cranial Elements and Vertebral Elements250.00200.00150.00100.00 HEADS TAILS 50.00 0.00 Cranial Axial2008, Trench 3 – 1701 Identified Elements NISP
  12. 12. 2% 1% Fish - 97% Sheep/Goat - 2% Birds - 1% 97% 1% 6% 2% Cod - 34% 5% Cod Family12% 34% Gadids - 40% Haddock - 12% Cusk - 5% 40%
  13. 13. Sheep/Goat Bone Element Distribution Feet VERY FEW FEET Lower Hindlimb Lower Forelimb Hindquarter Vert & Ribs Forequarter Mandible All Cranial NO HEADS 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 % MAU2011, Trench 8 – 284 Identified Elements
  14. 14. Fish Bones & Structural Stones Surface Eroded by Wind
  15. 15. Thanks!

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