Yale Archaia Trip Iceland & Greenland Summer 2018

The Yale Archaia short summer course this year was to Iceland and Greenland, and led by Joe Manning (History & Classics) Anders Winroth (History (Johanna Fridriksdottir (Humanities and Medieval Studies). We weer based at Geocamp, in Kevlavik, a wonderful place run by Ólafur Arnbjörnsson. The graduate students were Christina Carolus (Anthropology), Constantin Cless (History), Danny Eastman (Religious Studies), Jennifer Weintritt (Classics), and Joe Morgan (History & Classics). We had lectures in Paleoclimatology and climate change, the history of settlement of the North Atlantic, the icelandic saga tradition, the global impact of icelandic volcanic eruptions, climate change and Greenlandic fishing industry, Norse settlement of Greenland and the history of early settlement in Iceland.

Listening to a great lecture on lake sediment cores and the climate history of Iceland
Out on our adventurous drive toward the Laki craters
A real highlight was our trip to Nuuk, Greenland, where we met scientists at the Greenland Institute for Natural Resources, and an archaeologist and curator at the Settlement Museum.
Another amazing highlight was our boat trip into a Fjord near Nuuk. Stunning views all along the way.
The nature of Iceland makes it the most perfect Geophysics lab in the world
Enjoying a seminar led by Anders Winroth on the history of settlement in the North Atlantic

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