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The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America, ca. A.D. 1000-1500

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It is now generally accepted the Leif Eriksson sailed from Greenland across the Davis Strait and made landfalls on the North American continent almost a thousand years ago, but what happened in this vast area during the next five hundred years has long been a source of disagreement among scholars. Using new archeological, scientific, and documentary information (much of it ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Stanford University Press (first published December 1st 1995)
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This was a fascinating book. Ever since I read about the Viking voyages to Markland and Vínland in the 1950s-era children's encyclopedia that was at my grandmother's house, I've wanted to know more about that era of North American history. Equally intriguing was the fact that the Vikings had colonized Greenland and lived there for hundreds of years.

This book is one author's well-researched theory of what could have happened to those Greenland colonists -- and her conclusion is definitely a surp
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