The Viking Age colonization of islands: “Utopian” experiments?
Paper by James Barrett
Given at the Scotland in Early Medieval Europe conference, held on February 22-24, 2013
Excerpt: Today I’m going to talk about the character of the Scandinavian colonization of Orkney, to a degree in comparative perspective, particularly talking about the Isle of Man and Iceland briefly at the end.
See also: DNA samples reveal Viking Age fish trade