Medieval Building at Stóra Seyla



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Stóra Seyla is an archaeological site in northern Iceland which was excavated as a part of the Skagafjörður Archaeological Settlement Survey. The site contains both medieval and Viking age architecture. The two-roomed medieval building featured in this synth was probably a barn, with one room used for hay storage and the other to hold the cows. Since these photos were taken, the building has been removed in order to understand the Viking architecture beneath. The context 279 area is still being excavated; we still do not fully understand what is happening there.

Two of the highlighted synths were taken with a pole, and one with a kite; the kite photos were taken on July 29th, 2009, and the pole photos were taken on July 31st, 2009.

More about the Skagafjörður Archaeological Settlement Survey can be found at and at
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madeeds Over 1 year ago
I was wondering if these were taken by a helicopter or an aerostat. But: Aha! it's a pole camera.

Very cool. I love archeological synths. This is one of the densest point clouds I've seen from this many photos. Very cool.

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K Over 1 year ago
The kite photo showing the whole site really makes this. What kind of pole setup do you use?
synthfeatured Over 1 year ago
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