Were Vikings Colonisers? Part 1 — Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

Were Vikings colonisers? I document my minor contribution to a social media controversy. This might seem to be just another bizarre social media dispute concerning ridiculously simplistic and misleading questions about groups that didn’t actually exist in the Early Middle Ages as popularly understood today (i.e. ‘Vikings’) and about vague terms for complex processes of […]

Were Vikings Colonisers? Part 1 — Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

History became legend, legend became myth — Logarithmic History

7.86 – 7.44 thousand years ago This has proven my most popular post! For more on the general topic, here’s Patrick Nunn with an article and a book, The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition, and the Post-Glacial World making the case that “some ancient narratives contain remarkably reliable records of real events.” And here’s an article on the […]

History became legend, legend became myth — Logarithmic History

Archaeology news: New AlUla discoveries to fill ‘missing links’ in Saudi Arabia’s history; Tom Fish; Daily Express — All About World Heritage Sites

ARCHAEOLOGISTS are beginning to unravel the mysteries of one of the Middle East’s most historically rich regions – AlUla. Source: Archaeology news: New AlUla discoveries to fill ‘missing links’ in Saudi Arabia’s history

Archaeology news: New AlUla discoveries to fill ‘missing links’ in Saudi Arabia’s history; Tom Fish; Daily Express — All About World Heritage Sites