September 3, 2013
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The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America, Ca. A.D. 1000-1500 by Kirsten A. Seaver. Examines the history of medieval Greenland.
Last Kings of Thule: With the Polar Eskimos, As They Face Their Destiny by Jean Malaurie. Written by an outsider who observed the native culture of Greenland's Inuit people in 1950. He watched as their way of life began to come to an end with the construction of an American military base in the midst. Out of print, but available at Alibris.
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga by William W. Fitzhugh, National Museum of Natural History U.S., Elisabeth I. Ward. Scholars examine the archaeological evidence of Viking presence in the New World and how they interacted with the peoples of northeastern North America. Oversized and heavily illustrated. (Review © Amazon.com)
The Vikings and America by Erik Wahlgren. Did Vinland, that mysterious "land of grapevines" that Leif Eriksson discovered almost a thousand years ago, ever exist? This book examines the history of Vinland in ancient manuscripts and the archaeological evidence. Out of print, but available from Alibris.
The Viking Discovery of America by Helge Ingstad and Anne Stine Ingstad. From 1961 to 1968, the authors conducted archaeological expeditions to L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, exploring the mystery of the first European settlement in North America. Sometimes available from Alibris.
These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences.
Ancient Mysteries: Vikings in North America. TV documentary.
In Search of History: Viking Explorers. This documentary investigates the oft-repeated claim that the Vikings landed on America's shores 1,000 years ago. Includes interviews with historians and archaeologist Helge Ingstad, who recalls her discovery of a Viking settlement in North America.
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