In Edvardsson & Rafnsson, 2006: "Archaeological escavations at Strákatangi strongly suggest that the site is a foreign whaling station from the 17th century, with many similarities with whaling stations from the 17th century in the North Atlantic region, especially Red Bay in Labrador. It is impossible to say from the archaeological material which nationality occupied the station but local tales suggest that the whalers at Strákatanga were Basques that came from the Basque regions in North Spain and South France. [...] These remains suggest that foreign whalers built stations on land and used them during the whaling season. The artifacts give us a relative date for the occupation of the site, which indicate a occupation in the period 1610 – 1650. No animal bones were recovered during the excavation and sieving of cultural deposits with a 5 mm sieve did neither produce animal nor fish bones." However, Magnús Rafnsson (personal comm, 18/11/2013): "A couple of skulls were found around the ruins and DNA research said they were from right whales."