Pollen, Plague & Protestants: The Medieval Monastery of Þingeyrar (Þingeyraklaustur) in Northern Iceland

  title={Pollen, Plague \& Protestants: The Medieval Monastery of Þingeyrar (Þingeyraklaustur) in Northern Iceland},
  author={Scott J. Riddell and Egill Erlendsson and Sigr{\'u}n D{\"o}gg Eddud{\'o}ttir and Guðr{\'u}n G{\'i}slad{\'o}ttir and Steinunn Kristj{\'a}nsd{\'o}ttir},
  journal={Environmental Archaeology},
  pages={193 - 210}
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