Viking Era

Food preservation in Viking Era

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Ever wondered how Vikings preserved food? Jesse Byock, in his book Viking Age Iceland, gives us insight. Lots of great stuff in the book, of which I’ll highlight a few items that caught my eye. Posts in this series: Self governance and estimates of population Homespun cloth as medium of exchange, or money Food preservation […]

Viking Era

Background on Viking Age Iceland

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Detailed description of settlement of Iceland can be found in Viking Age Iceland by Jesse Byock. Lots of great stuff in the book, of which I’ll highlight a few items that caught my eye. Posts in this series: Self governance and estimates of population Homespun cloth as medium of exchange, or money Food preservation Self […]

Viking Era

Tidbits on money and fighting in the Viking Age

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Fun article on Viking coinage and more tidbits on fighting techniques. Coins in the Viking Era Some background on striking coins during the Viking era can be found at The Viking Network. Article dated 6/21/15 explained Vikings in Norway make their own Coins. First silver coins flowing into Scandinavia were Arabic dirhems. Later pennies from […]