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The Far Traveler

Voyages of A Viking Woman

Brown, Nancy Marie

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Far Traveler
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Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed past the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, few believed that the details of Gudrid's story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman's last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be. Joining scientists with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid's steps on land and in the sagas, author Brown reconstructs a life that spanned--and expanded--the bounds of the then-known world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 015101440X
9780151014408
Branch Call Number: 970.013 B879f 2007
Characteristics: 306 p. :,map ;,24 cm

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Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed past the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say.

A Viking woman explorer? This book examines the evidence that at least one woman made the voyage to Vinland, in North America, and gives lots of great details about Viking life circa the year 1000. You'll never guess what Greenlanders made clubs out of... -Erika

Through archaeology and close reading of the sagas, Brown tells the story of Gudrid, who traveled far indeed - from Iceland, to Greenland, to North America, and in later life, to Rome.


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