Medieval fishing hut excavated in Iceland

Archaeologists are racing against erosion to excavate a 15th century fishing hut in Iceland. While people in the area have been known for centuries to use temporary huts during the fishing season, this one shows signs of longer occupation.

The hut was found under a sand dune, which surprised researchers who thought the dunes were caused entirely by natural processes.

Along with fishing equiptment, medieval knitting needles and dice have been found.