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The use of geothermal energy at a chieftan's farm in medieval Iceland

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Gudrun Sveinbjarnardottir

UCL Institute of Archaeology, GB
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Abstract

Archaeological investigations at the farm site of Reykholt, in the Reykholtsdalur valley in western Iceland (Fig. 1 ), have produced evidence of sophisticated use of geothermal energy in the medieval period that is unmatched by comparable finds elsewhere in this geothermally and volcanically active country.
Keywords: geothermal 
How to Cite: Sveinbjarnardottir, G., (2003). The use of geothermal energy at a chieftan's farm in medieval Iceland. Archaeology International. 7, pp.22–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ai.0707
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Published on 23 Oct 2003.
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