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Title: A Hypothesis-Based Approach to Landscape Change in Suduroy, Faroe Islands
Authors: Edwards, Kevin J
Borthwick, Douglas
Cook, Gordon
Dugmore, Andrew J
Mairs, Kerry-Ann
Church, Mike J
Simpson, Ian
Adderley, W Paul
Contact Email: w.p.adderley@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Norse
Viking
Faroe Islands
North Atlantic
Settlement
Landnam
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Edwards KJ, Borthwick D, Cook G, Dugmore AJ, Mairs K, Church MJ, Simpson I & Adderley WP (2005) A Hypothesis-Based Approach to Landscape Change in Suduroy, Faroe Islands, Human Ecology, 33 (5), pp. 621-650.
Abstract: Hovsdalur, an area delimited by the great cirques of upland central Suduroy, draining into the valley of the Hovs´a and terminating in the east at the coastal amphitheatre of Hovsfjørdur, is a microcosm of the Faroes. The area contains the physical and economic features which characterize the greater part of the island group—mountain, valley, and coast, and marine, cultivation, and grazing environments. Data comprising mainly geomorphological, palynological, and pedological evidence, covering the period prior to and subsequent to the initial Norse settlement (landnam), are used to test a series of hypotheses which exemplify the human ecology of the area. Not all the hypotheses, or aspects of them, proved acceptable—the Norse period clearly coincided with a number of vegetational and pedological changes, but this must be set partly against a backdrop of long-term geomorphological activity.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1507
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-005-4746-0
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Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
SUERC Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory
University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Environmental Sciences

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