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Interview regarding archaeological work at Snorri’s farm in Iceland, Oct. 2007. dig Magazine. Two issues of this archaeology magazine for kids concentrate on the Vikings. Carus Publishing, in Portsmouth, NH, still carries back issues. Vol. 2 No. 5 and Vol. 8 No. 9, 2000 and 2006. Includes discussion of the work at L’ Anse aux Meadows and other Viking sites around the world. Fagan, Brian. The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300–1850. New York: Basic Books, 2002. Fagan’s well-known book has a lengthy introduction about the Medieval Warming Period and how it affected historical events around the year 1000.
They were intended to be permanent structures. Their thick walls were made of sod for special services. supported on the inside by lines of posts. The centers Not all slaves were of the walls were filled with gravel and sand. Roofs captives, however. had wooden frames covered with more sod. Many were poor people Parks Canada archaeologist Birgitta Wallace who agreed to become estimates it would have taken about 35,000 cubic slaves in exchange for feet (990 cubic meters) of sod to construct each of basic care.
The spindle whorl, most likely carved from a broken Norse The L’ Anse aux Meadows Site 39 soapstone pot, was found at the site. One side of the spindle whorl was flat and crusted with a burned substance. Stone tools called strikea-lights were used for starting Artifacts found include a spindle whorl (top left), a bone pin (top right), and a bone needle (bottom). fires. They were an important find at L’ Anse aux Meadows. The type of jasper stone used to make these tools came from Greenland. In the other two halls archaeologists found strike-a-lights made from a type of jasper found in Iceland.