Albína Hulda Pálsdóttir

PhD Candidate

Background

I am a zooarchaeologist from Iceland and joined CEES as a PhD student in December 2016. My advisers are Dr Sanne Boessenkool & Dr Nils Chr. Stenseth, CEES, University of Oslo, Dr Jón Hallsteinn Hallsson, Agricultural University of Iceland and Dr Juha Kantanen, Natural Resources Institute Finland. The project I am working on is “The Sheep and Horses of the Vikings: Archaeogenomics of Domesticates in the North Atlantic” and it is very interdisciplinary in nature and will use both traditional zooarchaeology and ancient DNA analysis. I am interested in understanding the origin of the horse- and sheep breeds of the North Atlantic as well as the impact of climate and cultural adaptation on their genetic makeup. For the project I will be selecting Viking Age sheep and horse bones from Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, the British Isles and more.

I have a husband and young daughter in Iceland so I will be based at the Agricultural University in Reykjavík during my PhD. I will be staying at CEES from January 2017 training in lab work and I will be at CEES regularly over the next years for lab work, data analysis and courses.

I completed my MA in zooarchaeology at Hunter College, The City University of New York in 2008 and before that a BA in Archaeology from the University of Iceland in 2005.

Tags: Zooarchaeology, Ancient DNA, aDNA, Viking Age, North Atlantic, Domestic mammals, Nordic, Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Denmark

Publications

  • Fages, Antoine; Hanghøy, Kristian, ..., ...,; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Star, Bastiaan; ..., ..., Librado, Pablo & Orlando, Ludovic (2019). Tracking Five Millennia of Horse Management with Extensive Ancient Genome Time Series. Cell.  ISSN 0092-8674.  177(6), s 1419- 1435 . doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.03.049 Show summary
  • Lucas, Gavin; Ólafsson, Guðmundur; Palsdottir, Albina Hulda & Skarphéðinsson, Indriði (2019). From fisherman’s cottage to summerhouse towards an archaeology of poverty and affluence in early twentieth century Iceland.. Arcaeologia Islandica.  ISSN 1560-8026.  13, s 95- 132 Show summary
  • Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Star, Bastiaan; Leifsson, Rúnar; Gondek, Agata Teresa; Orlando, Ludovic; Barrett, James H.; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn & Boessenkool, Sanne (2019). Sexing Viking Age horses from burial and non-burial sites in Iceland using ancient DNA. Journal of Archaeological Science.  ISSN 0305-4403.  101, s 115- 122 . doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2018.11.007 Show summary

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  • Leifsson, Rúnar; Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2019, 05. januar). Horses buried with Icelandic Viking nobles were male, ancient DNA shows. [Internett].  CBC news.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2019, 15. februar). Reindeer Cyclones Are Real, and You Definitely Don't Want to Get Caught in One. [Internett].  LiveScience website.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2019, 19. februar). Wild Way of the Vikings by Marmedia. [TV].  Wild Way of the Vikings by Marmedia.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2019, 07. januar). Ancient DNA from Viking Graves Proves the Fierce Fighters Rode Male Horses. [Internett].  https://www.livescience.com/64432-vikings-buried-with-stalli.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2019, 10. januar). Burials Suggest Icelandic Vikings Had a Thing for Stallions. [Internett].  www.smithsonianmag.com.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2019, 07. januar). Lítið um hryss­ur í kuml­um vík­inga. [Internett].  mbl.is.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2019, 07. januar). Lítið um hryssur í kumlum víkinga.  Morgunblaðið.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2019, 07. januar). POWERFUL MALE VIKINGS WERE BURIED WITH THEIR POWERFUL MALE HORSES. [Internett].  Newsweek.com.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2019, 02. januar). Powerful Icelandic Vikings were buried with stallions. [Internett].  phys.org.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2019, 02. januar). Powerful Icelandic Vikings were buried with stallions. [Internett].  Heritage daily.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Boessenkool, Sanne; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Star, Bastiaan; Barrett, James H. & Leifsson, Rúnar (2019, 07. januar). Ancient Horse DNA From Burial Sites In Iceland Suggests That Viking Age Warriors Preferred Male Horses. [Internett].  www.inquisitr.com.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Leifsson, Rúnar; Orlando, Ludovic; Barrett, James H.; Star, Bastiaan; Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn & Boessenkool, Sanne (2019, 07. mars). Fornleifarannsóknir: Hryssur ekki valdar í kuml.  Austurglugginn.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Star, Bastiaan; Leifsson, Rúnar; Gondek, Agata Teresa; Orlando, Ludovic; Barrett, James H. & Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn (2019). Which horse should we sacrifice? Sex as a determining factor for the selection of horses in Viking Age burials in Iceland.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Star, Bastiaan; Leifsson, Rúnar; Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa; Orlando, Ludovic; Barrett, James H.; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn & Boessenkool, Sanne (2019). Kyngreining á hrossum úr kumlum með fornDNA. Show summary
  • Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Star, Bastiaan; Leifsson, Rúnar; Gondek, Agata Teresa; Orlando, Ludovic; Barrett, James H.; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn & Boessenkool, Sanne (2018). Sexing Viking Age horses from burial and non-burial sites in Iceland using ancient DNA.
  • Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Star, Bastiaan; Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Gondek, Agata; Leifsson, Rúnar; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Bill, Jan; Svensson, Emma; Hufthammer, Anne Karin; Barrett, James; Orlando, Ludovic & Boessenkool, Sanne (2018). Viking Horses of the North Atlantic.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2018, 12. juli). Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal. [Internett].  AP news, Associated Press.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2018, 12. juli). Insides of ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal. [Internett].  NBC Newa.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2018). Sauðkindin og dýrabeinafornleifafræði (The Zooarchaeology of the Icelandic Sheep).
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2018, 06. november). Sheep vs Goats - Ep04 https://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/animals/04. [Internett].  ArchaeoAnimals podcast.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2018, 01. juni). The origins of Viking sheep. York Archaeological Trust website. https://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/get-involved/investing-in-people/albina-hulda-palsdottir/. [Internett].
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2018). Voru hrafnar á Íslandi fyrir landnám eða er íslenski hrafninn afkomandi hrafna Hrafna-Flóka? (Were there ravens in Iceland before settlement or are Icelandic ravens the descendants of the ravens of Hrafna-Flóki?). Icelandic Web of Science.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Barrett, James H.; Boessenkool, Sanne; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2018, 17. desember). Folum fórnað. [Internett].  Bændablaðið online.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Blauer, Auli & Rannamäe, Eva (2018). Sample now or save for later? Destructive sampling of archaeological animal remains.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Boessenkool, Sanne; Barrett, James H.; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan & Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa (2018, 12. desember). Mektige islandske vikinger fikk hingster med seg i graven. [Internett].  Titan.no.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Boessenkool, Sanne; Barrett, James H.; Leifsson, Rúnar; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Orlando, Ludovic; Star, Bastiaan; Wyrozemska, Agata Teresa & Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn (2018, 19. desember). Powerful Icelandic Vikings were buried with stallions. [Internett].  Titan.no.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Boessenkool, Sanne & Star, Bastiaan (2018). Ancient DNA sampling report Walrus bones from Alþingisreitur.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda & Joensen, Christina (ed.) (2018). Icelandic ZooArch laboratory website https://www.icelandiczooarch.is/.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Weldenegodguad, Melak; Kantanen, Juha; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn & Boessenkool, Sanne (2018). Archaeogenomics of Viking Age Sheep in the North Atlantic.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Nistelberger, Heidi Maria; Weldenegodguad, Melak; Kantanen, Juha; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn & Boessenkool, Sanne (2018). Viking Age Sheep in the North Atlantic.
  • Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn & Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2017). Viking origin of native breeds in the North Atlantic?. Show summary
  • Kool, Anneleen; Grønbech, Marit Elisabeth; Bøckman, Petter; Ekrem, Gry; Teixidor Toneu, Irene & Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2017). Vikingdagen i Botanisk Hage.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2017). Sample now or save for later? Destructive analysis of domesticate bones from archaeofaunal collections. Show summary
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2017, 12. april). THE ORIGINS OF ICELANDIC HORSES AND SHEEP WITH GRANDMA’S ICELANDIC LAMB SADDLE RECIPE. [Internett].  Cooking with Archaeologists. Show summary
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2017). The Archaeogenomics of Viking sheep: Project update.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2017). The Sheep and Horses of the Vikings: Archaeogenomics of Domesticates in the North Atlantic.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda & Arge, Símun V. (2017, 07. januar). Fornílegur hjá húsdjórum í útnorðri, ein verkætlan http://savn.fo/00006/01261/. [Internett].  Sovn landsins/Faroese National Heritage website.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2016). Hestar og sauðfé víkinganna: Fornerfðafræði húsdýra í Norður-Atlantshafi.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2016). Livestock movements in the North Atlantic.
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2016). Livestock movements in the North Atlantic. Show summary
  • Palsdottir, Albina Hulda (2016). The Sheep and Horses of the Vikings: Archaeogenomics of Domesticates in the North Atlantic.. Show summary

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Published Jan. 17, 2017 3:01 PM - Last modified Nov. 29, 2018 10:17 AM