FREE Presentation: Dragons of the North: The World of Viking Longships
Category: Lectures & Discussions
Friday, March 16, 2012
Toledo Museum of Art Little Theatre
2445 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH 43620
Viking ships are among the most remarkable artifacts in the realm of archaeological discovery, dominating European history between 800 and 1100 AD. They were used as warships, trading craft and vessels of exploration and colonization. An ambitious project in the field of experimental archaeology has involved the reconstruction and sea trials of many Viking ship types. John R. Hale, director of liberal studies at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, traces the ancestry of Viking ships all the way back to sewn-plank canoes of the Scandinavian Bronze Age, and shows the links between these remarkable ships and the watercraft of the Pacific and central Africa. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Toledo Museum of Art and the Archaeological Institute of America–Toledo Society.
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