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The Viking discovery of America

the excavation of a Norse settlement in L"Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland

by Helge Ingstad

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Published by Breakwater in St. John"s, NF .
Written in English

    Places:
  • L"Anse aux Meadows (N.L.),
  • America,
  • Newfoundland and Labrador,
  • L"Anse aux Meadows.
    • Subjects:
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- L"Anse aux Meadows.,
    • L"Anse aux Meadows (N.L.) -- Antiquities.,
    • America -- Discovery and exploration -- Norse.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[Helge Ingstad & Anne Stine Ingstad].
      ContributionsIngstad, Anne Stine, 1918-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1124.5.L36 I55 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 194 p. :
      Number of Pages194
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3532751M
      ISBN 101550811584
      LC Control Number2001431219
      OCLC/WorldCa44795884

      These people did not land in North America, but they were the first to make it out. A few days later, the Vikings found an even better territory. Leif recounted his journey to the Norwegian king. The Vikings briefly settled in Newfoundland but were ultimately driven out by the natives. It was my privilege to have been of some small assistance to the author in his research Warren According to the sagas, Erik eventually set up a farmstead on the west coast of Greenland.

      But most of the Norse men and women of the period were farmers, craftsmen, housewives, or slaves. To my knowledge, this hypothesis has occurred to no one else who has been professionally involved in Norse research in eastern Canada. The order of the books in this list runs roughly from the most newbie-friendly to the most advanced. Settled and organized though they might have been, the Vikings were also some of the toughest warriors who ever lived. How could they face an Iroquois unit, when French and British troops, armed with fire guns, had problems with them years later?

      While Leif Eriksson is the Viking name most familiar to Americans, the sagas devote as much space to Thorfinn and his voyage. But a pregnant Freydis stands her ground, shouting: "Why do you flee from such pitiful wretches, brave men like you? On the other hand, the Greenland colony faced huge problems: the climate got colder the Medieval "Little Ice Age"the colons could no longer make agriculture and sustain themselves and they completely vanished: the last sign of them dates back to a wedding from Thorvald was killed by an arrow when his camp was attacked by a war party seeking revenge for an earlier attack.


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The Viking discovery of America book

Voyage to a new land The story of the Viking exploration is contained in the sagas that passed by word-of-mouth from one generation to another before being committed to paper. Excavation reveals the remains of what appear to be turf walls and an iron-working hearth.

The book retells no less than 34 epic Norse myths, more than any other book of its kind. Perhaps there were too few of them to sustain a settlement. But who? We join Leif Ericsson as he leads his crew from Labrador - which he named "Woodland" - to Newfoundland.

Instead, they cut large stone blocks, beveled at one end to roughly conform to the shape of the hull, and laid them between the ribs. They sailed now into the open sea, and had a fair wind until they saw Greenland, and the mountains below the glaciers Several explanations have been advanced for the Vikings' abandonment of North America.

Sure, there have been some artifacts discovered within the United States that suggest a pre-Columbian Viking presence, but all of those are considered big fat phonies by most experts. No Norse artifacts have been found in that area except the ballast stones.

The settlement dates back to approximately AD. McGovern says the Norse ate their livestock and dogs before turning to whatever else they could find in their final winter there. Warren According to the sagas, Erik eventually set up a farmstead on the west coast of Greenland.

A wealthy merchant notorious for his cleverness, Thorfinn was also a good leader. The first to hear of this tale was Leif Erikson, son of Erik the Red thus: Eriksonwho was respected throughout Greenland since he had only committed some minor assaults and kept clear of all the temptations of manslaughter.

Hostilities broke out between the Viking settlers and the Native American Indians. He quickly gathered a crew and set sail in a southwestern direction, where the temperature went from blisteringly cold to just blistering cold.

Although no long-term colonization occurred at this time as other Europeans would conceitedly graciously do years laterthis initial journey remains a remarkable feat of Norse ingenuity, curiosity, and insatiability of the desire to find more heads of lob off with their axes.

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Early Icelandic society in some ways replicated the social and political structures of the lands from which the first settlers came, but in other ways created its own institutions that were better-adapted to the local conditions.

When the danger had passed, Thorfinn came over to her and praised her courage. The Vikings briefly settled in Newfoundland but were ultimately driven out by the natives. Archaeologists have found arrowheads with the remains of buried Norse explorers. However, there is essentially no material evidence of the Thule among Norse artifacts.

Metal nails held their ships together as they sailed west—expanding their realm across the North Atlantic—and south, establishing trade routes throughout Europe and the Far East.

He points to a green layer that marks a volcanic eruption ina blue layer from one in and a thick, yellow layer from yet another in Their contents are an intriguing blend of history and legend.

But so much did they desire to land that they did not give themselves time to wait until the water again rose under their ship, but ran at once on shore at a place where a river flows out of a lake. But traces of charcoal and 28 pounds of slag found in the pit suggest to the archaeologists that this hearth was used for roasting ore.

This serves to really bring his material to life and to humanize the Vikings in a way that very few other authors have succeeded in doing. The Viking Spirit is intended to be the ideal introduction to Norse mythology and religion for the total beginner.Mar 20,  · How Did The Vikings Discover America?

The first discovery of America. a Danish researcher found in southern Newfoundland a well-polished stone piece coming from a Author: Stefan Anitei. Get this from a library!

Vikings: the Norse discovery of America. [Andrea Hopkins] -- Explains the mystery of the Vikings and their discovery of North America more than years before Christopher Columbus.

Aug 31,  · Vikings Discovered America First! Today it is an accepted fact that the Vikings predated Columbus’ discovery of America by over years! Artifacts and archaeological evidence of Viking artifacts and their presence in the Americas from not only Newfoundland, but also in Minnesota, the Great Lakes area and New York have been found in.

Dec 21,  · The Mystery of Maine’s Viking Penny made between and —evidence for Viking contact with North America centuries before Columbus. In Holand’s book. The main sources to Viking presence on North American soil before Columbus' discovery of America are the Greenlanders' Saga and Erik's Saga as well as archaeological evidence at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, which is likely Straumfjoðr, the northern camp of Vinland described in Erik's Saga.

The Flatey Book and Recently Discovered Vatican Manuscripts, Concerning America as Early as the Tenth Century (based on the Norraena Society publication) (HTML at sylvaindez.com) The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen, With Translations from the Icelandic Sagas (second edition; Albany, NY: J.

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