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The first archaeological dig of the year in Iceland began today. At Hafnir in Reykjanes, southwest Iceland, archaeologist have returned to the site of a hut that may date to 770-880 CE. If accurate, this would date before the first known Viking settlement in 874 CE.
Excavations at this site, given the name Vogur, have been intermittent since 2003. The proposed date of the site was revealed last summer after carbon dating. No other structures have been found in the area.