Viking Age Iceland: Limitations on a Chieftain’s Ambitions and Strategies of Feud and Law: Eyrbyggja saga

This 69 of our ongoing series about Viking Age Iceland. For centuries, this island country, unique in Medieval Europe, operated with no king, no great lords, no foreign policy, and no defense forces but which developed legal and judicial systems to limit the violence of bloodfeud and protect the rights of freemen. Far out in the North Atlantic, Iceland was where the famousContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Limitations on a Chieftain’s Ambitions and Strategies of Feud and Law: Eyrbyggja saga”

Eighteenth-Century Artifacts Uncovered in Michigan

To see more Viking articles, click here. MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN—UpNorthLive reports that excavators working at Mackinac State Historic Parks have uncovered a heart-shaped ring, a sleeve button made of glass or crystal, a gunflint, a plain pewter button, a plain brass button, and part of a bone knife handle at the site of a house atContinue reading “Eighteenth-Century Artifacts Uncovered in Michigan”

Viking Age Iceland: Íslendingabók vs. Landnámabók

This 68 of our ongoing series about Viking Age Iceland. For centuries, this island country, unique in Medieval Europe, operated with no king, no great lords, no foreign policy, and no defense forces but which developed legal and judicial systems to limit the violence of bloodfeud and protect the rights of freemen. Far out in the North Atlantic, Iceland was where the famousContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Íslendingabók vs. Landnámabók”

Amateur metal detectorist finds astonishing Bronze Age haul in Scotland

To see more Viking articles, click here. Written by Amy Woodyatt, CNN Aamateur metal detectorist has uncovered a haul of Bronze Age objects in a Scottish field, in what experts are calling a “nationally significant” discovery. The hoard, which dates from 1,000-900 BC and includes a complete horse harness and sword, was found by Mariusz Stepien as he searchedContinue reading “Amateur metal detectorist finds astonishing Bronze Age haul in Scotland”