The Case of the Greenlandic Assembly Sites

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Abstract

This is the first article to discuss the evidence of Norse assembly sites in Greenland, drawing together archaeological evidence, mainly collected in the first half of the 20th century, and which has not been considered by archaeologists since. In addition, the sparse and complex written sources are integrated into the argument and final discussion of the location of the assembly sites. In this article a list of 'assembly characteristics' has been compiled, detailing which archaeological features can be used in order to identify a Norse assembly site.

The article is published in the Journal of the North Atlantic (JONA), an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed archaeology and environmental history journal. This journal has very quickly gained a very high standing among scholars of a variety of disciplines who are researching the archaeology and history of the peoples of the North Atlantic region. This is a full-featured online-only journal, and articles published here therefore reach the scholarly community very quickly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178
Number of pages192
JournalJournal of the North Atlantic
VolumeSpecial Volume 2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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