The Viking Discovery of America: The Excavation of a Norse Settlement in L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Faced with harsh conditions in their Greenland home, a group of Vikings took the reins of fate into their own hands. With incredible luck, skill and fortitude, they discovered lands filled with a profusion of wood, wild game and fertile land. In the sagas that grew from this discovery, the lands were given names that resonated with hope and promise. Almost 1000 years later, a husband and wife team united their talents. Intrigued by allusions in the ancient sagas to fabled Vinland, they considered the scholarship on Viking culture and technology; they studied maps and they researched intensively the prominent theories on Vinland's location. And finally their efforts bore fruit when a remote Newfoundland peninsula yielded up a soapstone spindle-whorl, a Viking ring pin, and what had to be the overgrown remnants of over a dozen Viking buildings.
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Review: The Viking Discovery of America: The Excavation of a Norse Settlement in L'Anse Aux Meadows, NewfoundlandUser Review - Alex Telander - Goodreads
A lot of people think that America was literally an untapped resource when Christopher Columbus set foot on one of the islands near the continent in 1492. But it was really the Vikings who first set ... Read full review
Review: The Viking Discovery of America: The Excavation of a Norse Settlement in L'Anse Aux Meadows, NewfoundlandUser Review - Goodreads
Wasn't what I had hoped. Interesting subject but couldn't keep me inthe book.
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The Norse Community in Greenland
The Ancient Sources
The Grcenlendinga Saga 35
The Origin of Grcenlendinga Saga
Adam of Bremen