Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Revisions to the 'Norse Encampment'

Before Christmas, I started working on re-vamping the existing documentation for the Norse Encampment. The original information was placed on the Wareham Forge web site back in the late 1990's. Even at the time, it was primarily text, rather than graphics, based. As over the last two decades, Norse Living History and Replicas have become one of my unique specializations, I thought it was well past time to upgrade that section of the site (makes about 25% of the total).
Visitors need to bear with the ongoing changes, which will include new materials and inclusion of far more images. Most importantly, there is a new, hopefully easier to navigate index system, grouped by topic areas:

the Norse Encampment

Living History for the Viking Age


The 'Norse Encampment' is the collective name given to a series of living history programs, starting in the early 1990's, which illustrate daily life in the Viking Age. Historic interpreters, employing replica objects, bring the past to life through typical activities of the Norse. These interpreters speak as voices from the past, portraying historic styled characters. Throughout the series exceptional care was taken to ensure everything involved in a presentation was reflective of current archaeological research. One cornerstone of all the presentations was reference to the Vinland voyages by the Norse, circa 1000 AD.

The collected information within the Norse Encampment documentation has been grouped into a number of topic sections (as seen to the right).
Individual articles may be included in more than one section. Your location in the series is indicated by a pale blue outline for the topic section.

Latest Revision / Addition : December 2010

Visitors to this series may find some disruption to some of the content
until full revisions to this series are completed!

Encampment INDEX


L'Anse aux Meadows NHSC

Artifacts and Replicas

A Teachers Guide


Interpreting the Viking Age

Experimental Iron Smelting

Dark Ages Re-creation Company

from the Wareham Forge

1 comment:

Dawson said...

This looks good so far.


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