[OR_Archaeology] Dr. Jon Erlandson, OSMA Exec. Director, lectures on Vikings this Friday, Oct.30
susan.white at state.or.us
Wed Oct 28 15:01:25 PST 2009
The Vikings in Iceland : Archaeology Meets History in the Mosfell Valley
October 30, Room 110, 5:30 p.m. Free admission.
at Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Jon M. Erlandson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Viking peoples settled Iceland in AD 871, creating a unique society in the North Atlantic . In the Icelandic Sagas, the site of Hrisbru and the Mosfell Valley was the home of the famous Viking warrior-poet Egil Skallagrimsson. Erlandson will summarize seven seasons of excavation that revealed the secrets of a Viking longhouse, a small church, a unique cremation feature on
a mound shaped like a symbolic ship, and the historical foundations of the sagas.
For more information contact-
Judi (JP) Pruitt
Assistant Director of Visitor Services
UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History
P: (541) 346-1671 F: (541) 346-5334
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