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Reviews of the authors Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies Jesse B
- Title: Viking Archaeology in Iceland
- Autor: Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies Jesse B
- Editor: Brepols N.V.
- Relaese Date: 13 May 2014
- ISBN: 2503544002
- EAN: 9782503544007
- Language: English
- Age of Range: 15 years
- Edition: allinonedrucker.net
- Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
- Number of page: 278 pages
- File Size: 10MB
- Rating: ★★★★★
Description Viking Archaeology in Iceland by Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies Jesse B
The Viking North Atlantic differs significantly from the popular image of violent raids and destruction characterizing the Viking Age in Northern Europe. In Iceland, Scandinavian seafarers discovered and settled a large uninhabited island. In order to survive and succeed, they adapted lifestyles and social strategies to a new environment. The result was a new society, the Icelandic Free State. This volume examines the Viking Age in Iceland through the discoveries and excavations of the Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP) in Iceland'
s Mosfell Valley. Directed by Professor Jesse Byock, with Field Director Davide Zori, MAP brings together scholars and researchers from Iceland, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and the United States. The Project incorporates the disciplines of archaeology, history, saga studies, osteology, zoology, paleobotany, genetics, isotope studies, place names studies, environmental science, and historical architecture. The decade-long research of MAP has led to the discovery of an exceptionally well-preserved Viking chieftain'