Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seminar series: Viking-Age Environmental Change, Friday Nov. 6

Dr. James Murton writes:
The History Department Seminar Series, in conjunction with James Abbott of the Geography Department, will feature archeologist Dr Kristj√°n Ahronson, speaking on "Viking-Age Environmental Change: The First Centuries of Human Settlement in Iceland."

Dr. Ahronson is a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and is a Lecturer at the University of Wales (Bangor). He will discuss the way in which his work is providing a better understanding of the process of cultural diffusion in the North Atlantic through a new use of volcanic deposits to more accurately date changes in vegetative cover as a result of the Norse settlement of Iceland.

Friday, Nov 6, 2:30 pm, Rm A226.

Everyone Welcome. Refreshments will be served!