…and Back Again: A Viking Family Returns from Vinland

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on March 6, 2013 in Archaeology |

Buffer  While looking into the subject of Vikings in the New World, I came across a magazine article on an often untold part of the Vinland story, comprising an afterword about what happened next. The Vikings of the Vinland sagas are said to have stayed at most about three years and then returned home. Eleventh […]

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Vikings in the New World: A New Phase of Investigation

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on February 28, 2013 in Archaeology |

BufferIt seems to me that there are several phases in the reporting and investigation of Viking sojourns in North America. The first phase (in the 19th and early 20th centuries) focused on interpreting the Icelandic sagas involving Leif Ericson and others. These accounts led to speculation concerning where along the east coast Leif or his […]

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Interesting Paper on Ancient Irish Sea-Faring Presented at the NYSAA Meeting

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on April 28, 2011 in Archaeology |

On April 16, 2010, during the annual meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA), Denis Foley presented a paper on medieval Irish sea-faring that I found very interesting, since I recently had done some reading on the subject of North Atlantic exploration. During the middle of the just-passed, long, cold, snowy winter, I […]

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