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Icelandic medieval monastic sites

vegetation and flora, cultural plants and relict plants, contemporary plant-names

Larsson, Inger and Lundquist, Kjell (2010). Icelandic medieval monastic sites. Alnarp: (LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231), Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. LTJ-fakultetens faktablad ; 2010:18

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Were there monasteries in Iceland in the Middle Ages? How many were there? Where were they located, how were they built and, above all, were there any adjacent monastic gardens? The Nordic project “Icelandic medieval monastic sites – vegetation and flora, cultural plants and relict plants, contemporary plant-names” will try to contribute to answering these questions that can be summarized as follows: What cultivated plants and garden plants were known and used in the medieval Icelandic monastic context? Will new research into the relatively uninvestigated and largely untouched medieval Icelandic monastic sites modify our knowledge of the form and plant life of the Nordic monastic garden? The project has its starting point in the archaeobotanic findings of some medicinal plants, such as a species in the onion genus (Allium sp.), stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) and greater plantain (Plantago major), made during the excavation of an Augustinian monastery, Skriðuklaustur in Fljótsdalur, eastern Iceland (occupied 1493–1550) led by archaeologist Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir at the University of Iceland

Authors/Creators:Larsson, Inger and Lundquist, Kjell
Title:Icelandic medieval monastic sites
Subtitle:vegetation and flora, cultural plants and relict plants, contemporary plant-names
Series Name/Journal:LTJ-fakultetens faktablad
Year of publishing :2010
Number of Pages:4
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Fakulteten för landskapsplanering, trädgårds- och jordbruksvetenskap, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Additional Information:Facts from the Department of Landscape Architecture, Alnarp
Publication Type:Factsheet
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > HUMANITIES and RELIGION > History and philosophy ResearchSubjectCategories > Archaeology ResearchSubjectCategories
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Horticulture
Keywords:Iceland, medieval monasteries, monastic plants, relict plants, Asperugo procumbens
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ID Code:5110
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Deposited By: Lennart Wiborgh
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:31 Mar 2015 11:43

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