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Vikings in Australia!

Derby| Archaeologists excavating on the site of some recently discovered ruins on the northern coast of Western Australia, may have just made the greatest find in the history of the country: the remains an 11th century Viking settlement. Reposted from: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/australia-archaeologists-unearth-ruins-of-viking-trade-center/ Vikings in Australia! is a post from: "Discoveries" of the Americas

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Second Viking Site in Canada!

For the past 50 years—since the discovery of a thousand-year-oldViking way station in Newfoundland—archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North America’s east coast searching for traces of Viking visitors. It has been a long, fruitless quest, littered with bizarre claims and embarrassing failures. But at a conference in Canada earlier this month, archaeologist Patricia Sutherland […] Continue reading

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Magellan’s Monsters

Article by Matt Simon, reblogged from Wired Magazine: When Magellan reached the New World, he reported seeing giant peoples, an account that was disputed quickly explorer Francis Drake. These sorts of accounts were common in earlier periods, from Pliny through the Middle Ages– what made these early explorers see what they hoped to see? Read about […] Continue reading

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Viking Navigation

Read here about the way that archeologists think that Vikings navigated without a compass on cloudy days. Used up through the 16th century!   ‘Sunstone’ Crystal From British Shipwreck May Be Vikings’ Legendary Navigation Aid Continue reading

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Santa Maria found!

  According BBC reporters, Columbus’ Santa Maria has been found! Continue reading

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MAPS

Jacques Cartier’s First and Second Voyage
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Pre-Viking travel

Vikings didn’t find Faroes first (they were 500 years late) By Josephine Lethbridge, The Conversation The Faroe Islands could have been inhabited 500 years earlier than was previously thought, according to a startling archaeological discovery. The islands had been thought to be originally colonised by the Vikings in the 9th century AD. However, dating of […] Continue reading

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Digital Pedagogies

We had a fantastic guest lecturer– Derek Bruff, from our own Center for Teaching. Quickly, some photos of what we did. Digital Pedagogies is a post from:

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Digital Growing Pains

In our Digital Humanities class we are working on our final class projects in earnest. I decided to work with a partner on a project mapping text from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville. While I anticipated a learning curve … Continue reading

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Ruminations from a DH Conference

I am very proud of our little group of budding Digital Humanists. I am not too sure if you all realize how far you have gone and what you know, at this point. I am presently at a DH “That … Continue reading

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