Skip to comments.Ancient Gold Necklace Found in West Fjords
Posted on 09/03/2011 10:36:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archeologists and university students recently discovered an ancient gold necklace during an excavation project in Vatnsfjördur in Ísafjardardjúp in the West Fjords, which has been ongoing for the past eight summers.
Scientists from different fields participate in the project, along with international university students, ruv.is reports.
Vatnsfjördur was settled early in the Settlement Era, which sources state began in the 9th century AD, and later became the site of a manor and a chieftain's residence.
Many beautiful objects have been excavated in the course of the project.
(Excerpt) Read more at icelandreview.com ...
Bet archeologists everywhere have pocketed plenty over time
So, that’s where I lost my gold necklace.
Further down the link, there’s a report of another Iceland earthquake. Lots of activity around the world.
You have wonder why all these ancient peoples were throwing all these gold necklaces and other trinkets away? A Bling Flinging psychotic episode?
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Lately I've been pinin' for the fjords.
You have wonder why all these ancient peoples were throwing all these gold necklaces and other trinkets away? ...Seriously, I can think of many people who lost rings, bracelets, ankle bracelets,..etc. The other day in the MSM was a dude who put his wife’s jewelery in a garbage bag to bury it for safekeeping, and GUESS WHAT? $50,000 is laying in the bottom of some landfill in Poughkipsi (or wherever). 2000 years from now, (if we last that long), people will wonder why did we throw this away in the middle of the worst depression the world had never known?
In a documentary I have laying around somewhere, one archaeologist working in Egypt referred to gold as “the g word” — said it only caused problems, and doesn’t tell you anything. :’)
Well, that settles that — I had exactly the same ‘reaction’ as blam, but he acted on it and I didn’t. ;’)
[another song pops in] down by the fee yord, down by the banks where there’s lots of gold...
Thanks. It’s been a shaky year in other ways as well. ;’)
Well said. Besides losing things by accident — and we all do this, not just gold stuff, but cell phones, keys, etc — and not being able to find it even after retracing steps — there’s also the occasional raid, sacking, pillaging, killing, burning...
Thousand-Year-Old Bones Discovered in North IcelandA recent archeological find of 1000-year-old human remains in Skagafjördur in north Iceland may shed a new light on a period of Iceland's history that is largely in the dark, the period around which Iceland converted to Christianity.
August 21, 2008
Archeologists have found bones that belonged to an infant and an old man under a layer of volcanic ash from 1104 during an ongoing excavation project at the farm Steinsstadir, Fréttabladid reports.
"It is a significant find because it educates us about the time when Iceland was converting to Christianity, which we don't know much about," said archeologist Gudn Zoëga. "It also confirms that there is a graveyard [at Steinsstadir] which isn't mentioned in any sources."
Zoëga said other bones had been discovered in the area about a decade ago, which led archeologists to believe that there were other important remains buried deeper underground and therefore an excavation project was launched this summer.
Zoëga said it was obvious that the first skeleton belonged to an infant, but since the bones were not well preserved the grave has not been disturbed yet. The bones that belonged to an old man were, however, well preserved and show that he suffered from arthritis.
"I'm an osteologist and I often consider skeletons the most significant sources of information that can be found during an excavation," Zoëga said, adding that bones can tell us a lot about the community.
"Graveyards can tell us whether the rate of infant mortality was high, whether people suffered from starvation or diseases and many other things," Zoëga explained.
Found at Fjords?
You know that somewhere, someone is pining.....
I figured that it was time to stop worrying so much about my health after I viewed the mummies on display at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. They all had athritis, gum disease, and varicose veins. So, what else is news? Might as well give up turning somersaults over those diseases. What will be has always been and will ever be.
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