author={{\'A}. J{\'u}l{\'i}usson and Birna L{\'a}rusd{\'o}ttir and G. Lucas and G. Palsson},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of History},
  pages={120 - 95}
It has been common to view the Icelandic economy either from the perspective of the individual farm in terms of its productivity or at the national scale in terms of trade and the role of imports/exports. Given the fact that the economy was largely a tenant-based system with a small number of landowners, there is an important middle ground between the household economics of individual farms and the state-sanctioned trade structures that needs to be explored. The objective of this paper is to… Expand
Tenancy, finance, and access to commercial goods: Interpreting impoverished assemblages in Skagafjörður, Iceland, CE 1300–1900
Abstract Imported durable goods are relatively rare in non-elite Icelandic household assemblages, presenting a common difficulty for archaeologists studying impoverished assemblages. Test excavationsExpand
Cutting the Network, Knotting the Line: a Linaeological Approach to Network Analysis
It is argued that a key step in allowing networks to reformulate from initial, data-driven network schemata is the introduction of a more symmetrical agency between the node and the edge, and is called network linaeology. Expand
The terrain of thingworlds: Central objects and asymmetry in material culture systems
Material culture forms a relational system of distributed reality – a thingworld. But how do we get beyond simply saying that all material culture is meaningful and entangled to understanding theExpand


The world of consumption
Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production' - Adam Smith Commodities are in love with money but the course of true love never did run smooth ' - Karl Marx For some theorists theExpand
Singularizing the past: The history and archaeology of the small and ordinary
Recently a fierce criticism has been aimed at social history and how it has been directed by various forms of grand narratives. Some microhistorians have lent this critique a voice from where a newExpand
Storied Lines: Network Perspectives on Land Use in Early Modern Iceland
It is a truism nowadays to say that an archaeological site is embedded in extensive networks of relations. Connectivity has played a role in archaeological thinking for a considerable amount of time,Expand
The mystery of plague in medieval Iceland
ABSTRACT This article is aimed at encouraging scholars to continue to take critical, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the cause and scale of historic plague outbreaks. It does this byExpand
Changes in food consumption in Iceland, 1770–1940
Abstract The history of food consumption in Iceland differs in many fundamental ways from that in the rest of Europe. The prominence of domestically produced dairy products, fish, meat and suet, andExpand
Plague without rats: The case of fifteenth-century Iceland
In the fifteenth century Iceland was ravaged by two epidemics which usually have been identified as plague. It is shown here that these epidemics were no less lethal than the Black Death in Europe.Expand
79 For instance, JÁM (II, p. 306) notes that Skálholt established a kid rearing operation at Helludalur some time before the 1709 survey and reduced the rent as a countermeasure
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Leitin að klaustrunum. Klausturhald á Íslandi í fimm aldir
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Íslendinga saga 1, 1956, p.234; Kristjánsdóttir, Leitin að klaustrunum
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