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Faculty Emeriti Lecture Series

“Coming to America" the Norwegian Viking Exploration and Settlement of North America

Dr. Clarence Geier

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
JMU Ice House, 127 W. Bruce St, Harrisonburg 
Rm 117

The presentation will review existing evidence for the move of Norwegian Vikings across the North Atlantic including the Leif Ericson exploration of the Canadian Coast and the establishment of the settlement of L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. The discussion will look at the findings of archaeologist Anne Stine Ingstad and more recent research by Sarah Parcak at Point Rosee.  The nature of the settlement, explorations from it, and possible causes of its abandonment will be considered. Snow/Ice date will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Co-sponsored by the JMU Faculty Emeriti Association and JMU Outreach & Engagement.

The Faculty Emeriti Lecture Series is a free event, open to all members of the JMU and Harrisonburg community.

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