University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Columbus was not first: European exploration in the Atlantic and the 'Americas', pre-1492

Instructor:
Daire O Lochlainn


Instructor's Kingdom: Avacal, Time Zone: MST
University Session:
UA108-9/18 September 18, 2021
Crs #:
607
Date:
Sat Sep 18
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
24/98
Room:
Cloister
Course Category:
History
Track:
No track assigned
Description
Looking at Leif Eriksson, and beyond, to lesser known Atlantic explorers (Phoenicians? Romans? King Arthur? St. Brendan? The Bristol Sailors?), this session will examine SCA period literature to gain an understanding of the Medieval Atlantic world-view. Archaeological ‘evidence’ will be introduced to ‘clarify and verify’. Maps and text will be presented to give context and add some ‘pretties’. Class will not be recorded.