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The Vikings

The Vikings

by Louise James, John James
     
 

The How We Know About series explores past civilizations with an emphasis on archaeological record. In The Vikings, each double-page spread looks at an important part of the Vikings' way of life and illustrates key evidence - artifacts, arts, crafts and written sources - that enables us to reconstruct and understand their ships, buildings, clothes,

Overview

The How We Know About series explores past civilizations with an emphasis on archaeological record. In The Vikings, each double-page spread looks at an important part of the Vikings' way of life and illustrates key evidence - artifacts, arts, crafts and written sources - that enables us to reconstruct and understand their ships, buildings, clothes, jewelry, and everyday life:

•Watch a sleek dragon ship raiding deep into foreign lands.

•Visit a bustling Viking longhouse and a master smith's workshop.

•Learn how the Vikings landed in North America 400 years before Columbus.

•Witness the last battle of a fierce Viking chieftain.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5Entertaining and attractive, these overviews of the everyday lives of ancient Romans and Vikings discuss aspects of these cultures and how this knowledge was pieced together. Each topic is treated in a double-page spread. Colorful illustrations, full-color reproductions, and succinct, well-written texts provide basic facts. Also examined are artifacts; scientific tools and methods used by archaeologists; backgrounds on specific digs or sites; and the importance of written sourcesjournals, military records, church records, etc.that were used to reconstruct how these people lived. Much of the information is available in other sources, but the added emphasis on the contributions of archaeology offers a different slant. Hazel Martell's Everyday Life in Viking Times (1994) and Mike Corbishley's Everyday Life in Roman Times (1994, both Watts) cover similar ground and include some of the archaeological background. Martell's The Vikings and Jorvik (Dillon, 1993) concentrates on one archaeological site and what it contributed to the knowledge of Viking life.Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872265356
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
How We Know About Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
9 - 18 Years

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