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The Resource The Vikings and America, Erik Wahlgren

The Vikings and America, Erik Wahlgren

Label
The Vikings and America
Title
The Vikings and America
Statement of responsibility
Erik Wahlgren
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the author draws upon the clues found in ancient manuscripts and a deep knowledge of the historical and archaeological evidence, to answer gnawing questions about Viking exploration of the Americas. Did Vinland, that mysterious "land of grapevines" that the Viking Leif Eriksson discovered and christened almost a thousand years ago, ever exist? Do the clues in the sagas of a North American location point to a specific place on a modern map? How much more of the New World may these pre-Columbian adventurers have explored? The author concludes that excavations at L'Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland show that the Vikings did indeed reach the North American continent around A.D.1000, presumably from their base in Southern Greenland. Other supposed Viking discoveries such as the Kensington Stone are dismissed as frauds, but legitimate finds from Arctic Canada to New England suggest Viking exploration far to the north and the south. Eventually, a worsening climate and attacks by native Eskimos ended the first European presence in the New World
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wahlgren, Erik
Dewey number
970.01/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E105
LC item number
.W125 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient peoples and places
Series volume
v. 102
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vikings
  • Discovery and exploration, Norse
  • Vikings
  • America
  • America
Label
The Vikings and America, Erik Wahlgren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The uttermost reach -- An expanding universe -- Ships and helmets, poets and kings -- The stepping stones -- The ultimate step -- Buckram Vikings -- Archaeology ascendant -- Grapes, gold, and whales -- Where was Vinland? -- The end and the beginning
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780500021095
Lccn
85051467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3106875
  • (OCoLC)13576870
  • (OCoLC)ocm13576870
  • 159478
  • 3106875
Label
The Vikings and America, Erik Wahlgren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The uttermost reach -- An expanding universe -- Ships and helmets, poets and kings -- The stepping stones -- The ultimate step -- Buckram Vikings -- Archaeology ascendant -- Grapes, gold, and whales -- Where was Vinland? -- The end and the beginning
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780500021095
Lccn
85051467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3106875
  • (OCoLC)13576870
  • (OCoLC)ocm13576870
  • 159478
  • 3106875

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