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Rediscovering Vinland: Evidence of Ancient Viking Presence in America

Fred Brown III

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Rediscovering Vinland: Evidence of Ancient Viking Presence in America

For over 100 years, people have debated where Vinland is located. Thisbook describes what sagas said, where Vikings landed, what interactionthey had with Natives, and what legacy they left Indians and earlyEuropean colonists. Fred Brown uses 33 years of studying Viking accountsof journeys to America, genetic information, archaeological evidence, OldNorse language remnants, and sailing experience to pinpoint yet anotherViking incursion in New England. His detective work to find Vinland isbrilliant and masterful."While you and I play golf, Fred Brown spends his off-hours researchingour past. After reading about possible areas visited by the Vikings anddescriptions of America in Viking legends, in 1976 Fred ventured out byboat using Viking descriptions and archaeological finds in that theorizedarea. He investigated documents from English settlers in the 1600s aboutthe light-skinned Indians, metal and smelting use by early Indians, oddlinguistic similarities to northwestern Europeans, and a peculiar resistanceto tuberculosis among Indians, genetically common to Europeans. Heconcluded, and is not the only researcher to do so, that the Narragansettand Wampanoag Indians of the region encountered by early Englishsettlers were, in fact, descendants of mixed Indian/Viking populations."-Editor, Diane Holloway, Ph. D..

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Udgivet 10. juli 2007
ISBN13 9780595436804
Forlag iUniverse, Inc.
Antal sider 332
Mål 150 × 19 × 225 mm   ·   485 g
Sprog Engelsk