> Jim Cain wrote about:
> > the remains of habitations in the
> >appropriate saga about the settling of Greenland...was that
> It was in Iceland, not Greenland, that Norse settlers found traces of Irish
> habitation; this is recounted in _Islendingabok_ (_The Book of the
> Icelanders_), written by Ari Thorgillson in the twelfth century. (Irish
> monks were probably also in the Faeroes before the Norse.) Greenland, as
> far as I can recall, was completely uninhabited when Erik the Red explored
> and settled there in the late tenth century; this is recounted, I believe
> in _Erik's Saga_ and _The Saga of the Greenlanders_. For more detailed
> info., see _Cultural Atlas of the Viking World_ ed. James Graham-Campbell.
That's more believable!!
> > Thanks again for
> >the info on sweat lodges.
> My husband and I just subscribed to this list (we'll get around to posting
> an intro one of these days), so I'm jumping in here without knowing what's
> already been discussed. (Sorry!) But if you haven't seen it yet, there's
> an excellent section on sweat houses in _Ancient Inventions_ by Peter James
> and Nick Thorpe.
> Iechyd da!
> Kathryn Hinds