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Landscapes of Settlement in Northern Iceland: Historical Ecology of Human Impact and Climate Fluctuation on the Millennial Scale

Citation
McGovern TH, Vésteinsson O, Friđriksson A, Church MJ, Lawson I, Simpson I, Einarsson A, Dugmore AJ, Cook G, Perdikaris S, Edwards KJ, Thomson AM, Adderley WP, Newton A, Lucas G, Edvardsson R, Aldred O & Dunbar E (2007) Landscapes of Settlement in Northern Iceland: Historical Ecology of Human Impact and Climate Fluctuation on the Millennial Scale. American Anthropologist, 109 (1), pp. 27-51. https://doi.org/10.1525/AA.2007.109.1.27

Abstract
Early settlement in the North Atlantic produced complex interactions of culture and nature. A sustained program of interdisciplinary collaboration focused on ninth- to 13th-century sites and landscapes in the highland interior lake basin of Myvatn in Iceland and to contribute a long-term perspective to larger issues of sustainable resource use, soil erosion, and the historical ecology of global change.

Keywords
Iceland; sustainability; historical ecology; paleoecology

Journal
American Anthropologist: Volume 109, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)McGovern, Thomas H; Vésteinsson, Orri; Friđriksson, Adolf; Church, Mike J; Lawson, Ian; Simpson, Ian; Einarsson, Arni; Dugmore, Andrew J; Cook, Gordon; Perdikaris, Sophia; Edwards, Kevin J; Thomson, Amanda M; Adderley, W Paul; Newton, Anthony; Lucas, Gavin; Edvardsson, Ragnar; Aldred, Oscar; Dunbar, Elaine
Publication date31/03/2007
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/582
PublisherAmerican Anthropological Association
ISSN0002-7294
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