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AIA Lecture Series: Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

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Price: 
Free
Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Old Main Chapel
Description

This lecture will explore the little-known story of the dramatic Viking/Norse expansion across the North Atlantic from 850-1000 CE, and the explorations and settlement in Greenland and Northeastern North America. Dr. Fitzhugh will help to correct popular beliefs about "Vikings" in North America in contrast with new archaeological evidence from Arctic and Subarctic regions where Norse contacts occurred with Native Americans--both Inuit and Indian. In addition, the likely cases of failure of the western Norse colonies will be discussed along with the implications for future human arctic endeavors.

Reservation/Ticketing Information
All lectures are free and open to the public and no reservations are required unless otherwise noted.
Presenter(s)
William W. Fitzhugh, PhD. Director, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution