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This report outlines the 2022 work at Neðri Ás, Kálfsstaðir, Hlíð (formally called both Hrappsstaðir and Hrafnsstaðir), Hrafnhóll, Hvammur, Reykir, and Víðines (including Grófarstekkur) in Hjaltadal as part of the Hjaltadalur Archaeological Survey Project (HASP). This is the second year of a scheduled three-year project. The purpose of the project is to outline the settlement sequence and regional development in Hólar and around Hjaltadal and compare them with similar studies that have been carried out in Skagafjörður. The eight farms investigated in 2022 all seem to have been established well before the Hekla 1104 (H1104) tephra fell. Neðri Ás, Kálfsstaðir, and Víðines have continuous sequences that indicate long-term stability. Hrafnhóll, Hvammur, and Reykir seem to have experienced substantial landslides but were resilient and farmstead settlement continues. The farmsteads at Reykir and Hlíð seem to relocate slightly over the sequence of their settlement. At Reykir, the relocation can be directly attributed to landslides. Grófarstekkur seems to be the only 2022 investigated farm that is abandoned early as a farmstead.

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