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"Some interesting tidbits on the early period of the Vikings, ca. 750-1000 A.D. Have fun!"
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The Vikings were perhaps the earliest culture to ice-skate. What material did they carve their skates primarily from?
The Vikings practiced early-forms of Landnam, due to a series of bad crops. What does this word, for raiding translate to?
The Vikings, sailing with their mighty Gokstads, invaded the aboriginee peoples of Newfoundland. What was the derogatory term, the Vikings, used to call these people?
The Vikings were good farmers, but also good at taming animals. What animal did they train to hunt ducks?
The first assembly (Althing) met ca. 930 AD in which place in Iceland?
The Beothuk Indians were the first aboriginee people to come in contact with the Vikings. Subsequently, they were wiped out. However, their descendants, continued trading with the Vikings. (Furs for steel-products.) What was the name of this tribe?
The Vinland Saga, contain the voyages and adventures of the Viking's travels. What are the 2 main tales called?
Greenlander, Erik the Red
What material, obtained at L'Anse aux Meadows, did the Vikings use to start their fires?
What were the homes, which resembled tent-houses, called?
Who was the person responsible for the Christian conversion of the Danish people, greatly influencing Gizur the White Tesson to make Christianity the main religion?
Thorvald the Red
Skallagrimson the Great
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