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The Archaeology of a Viking Age Chieftain’s Power Center in Mosfell Valley, Iceland

April 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm CDT Central Time

Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103 United States


AIA Society: Rockford

Lecturer: Davide Marco Zori

This lecture examines the Viking Age in Iceland through the discoveries and excavations of the Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP) in Iceland’s Mosfell Valley. Our work brings together the disciplines of archaeology, history, saga studies, osteology, zoology, paleobotany, genetics, isotope studies, place-names studies, environmental science, and historical architecture. The decade-long research of MAP has led to the discovery of an exceptionally well-preserved Viking chieftain’s farmstead, including a longhouse, a pagan cremation site, a conversion-era stave church, and a Christian graveyard.

 

Short bibliography and/or website on lecture topic:

http://www.viking.ucla.edu/mosfell_project/

Forsyth Lecture

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Date:
April 26, 2022
Time:
7:30 pm CDT
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Sherrilyn Martin
Email:
Sherrilyn.Martin@keithschool.net

Venue

Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103 United States
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