A Viking Landscape, Part 1: Introduction





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Published on Jun 6, 2007


This video is about Jesse Byock's interdisciplinary research in Iceland. The material discuss the use of sagas, history and archaeology in the Mosfell Valley in Iceland. The Mosfell Archaeological Project is an international research project directed by Jesse Byock. This research constructs a comprehensive picture of human adaptation and environmental change in the Mosfell region of southwestern Iceland and employs the tools of history, archaeology, anthropology, genetics, saga studies and environmental sciences.
Professor Jesse Byock of UCLA is the principal investigator of the Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP), an international research project employing the tools of archaeology, physical anthropology, saga studies, and environmental sciences. MAP works closely with the National Museum of Iceland and the town of Mosfellsbær. The goal of this interdisciplinary project is to construct a picture of human habitation and environmental change in the region of Mosfell in Iceland.

The film is made by Stephen Ross Productions and Jesse Byock

The project's website is at www.viking.ucla.edu/mosfell_project.


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