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Vinland

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Alexis Blakey

on 23 October 2014

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Transcript of Vinland

Resources! Exploitation of the lands.
Norway, Iceland, Greenland
Lack of resources? Wood, grapes, rich farmland..
Profit: "Wealth and honour"
Freydis
Society - family and honour. "A seeker of wealth.."
Some seek fortune and short term exploitations, others want to set up farms (Porvaldr Eiriksson.)"

Why travel to Vinland?
Gustav Storm (1887)
Nova Scotia
Maryland
Labrador
Newfoundland
L'anse aux Meadows (1960)
Where is Vinland?
Named after its grapes
Plentitude (wheat, timber, etc.)
Native inhabitants
Different "lands": Markland, Helluland, Bear Island
Vinland today


What is Vinland?
Eirik the Red
Vinland
Thorvald
Eirik
Thorvald
Eirik
Thjodhild
Jæren to Iceland
Thorvald
Eirik
Leif
Thorstein
Thorvald
Freydis
Thjodhild
?
Leif's Journeys
Thorvald's Journeys
?
Thorstein's Journeys
Eirik
Leif
Thorstein
Thorvald
Freydis
Thjodhild
Thorvard
Warrior Kings
Oleif the White
Thorstein the Red
Aud, Oleif's Wife
Thorgeir Vifilsson
Arnora
Einar of Laugarbrekka
Hallveig
Thorbjorn Vifilsson
Gudrid
Thorbjorn Vifilsson
Eirik
Leif
Thorstein
Thorvald
Freydis
Thjodhild
Thorgunna
Thorgils
?
Thorgils' Journeys
Eirik
Leif
Thorstein
Thorvald
Freydis
Thjodhild
Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir
Snorri Thorbrandsson
Eirik
Leif
Thorstein
Thorvald
Freydis
Thjodhild
Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir
Karlsefni
Thorfinn Karlsefni
Other Travelers
Other Travelers
Freydis' Journeys
?
Thorhall Gamlason
Bjarni Grimolfsson
?
Thorfinn Karlsefni
Snorri Thorbrandsson
?
?
Bjarni Grimolfsson
Snorri Thorbrandsson
Thorfinn Karlsefni
?
X
X
Snorri Thorfinnsson
Thorfinn Karlsefni
Snorri Thorfinnsson
Gudrid
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