Episode 5: How Were Viking Houses Built? | Nordic Housing in the Viking Age

Sigurlaugur Ingólfsson
Have you ever wondered how Viking houses were really built? It turns out, even archeologists had it wrong for a very long time. In this episode, C.J. Adrien and Terri Barnes sit down with historian and archaeologist Sigurlaugur Ingólfsson, director of operations at the Árbæjarsafn Open Air Museum in Reykjavík, Iceland (link below), to discuss how Viking houses were built, why they were built that way, and what we can learn from modern reconstructions. As always, our conversation takes a couple of interesting detours.

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