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Islande, Reykjavik, Musée national d'Islande. 1) FOOD PREPARATION: Implements used by the settlers in food preparation included quern stones, baking-slabs ans pots ans pans of soapstone, a soft type of stone which can easily be carved, ans is heat resistant. Soapstone is not found in Iceland, but is commun in Norway. 1. TRACES OF SOME DAIRY PRODUCTS, probably SKYR, a milk curd which is till a staple food today, were found in excavations at BERGPORSHVOLL, home of NJALLS SAGA.