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Was it for walrus? Viking Age settlement and medieval walrus ivory trade in Iceland and Greenland

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Was it for walrus? Viking Age settlement and medieval walrus ivory trade in Iceland and Greenland. / Frei, Karin M.; Coutu, Ashley N.; Smiarowski, Konrad et al.

I: World Archaeology, Bind 47, Nr. 3, 2015, s. 439-466.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Frei, KM, Coutu, AN, Smiarowski, K, Harrison, R, Madsen, KK, Arneborg, J, Frei, R, Gudmundsson, G, Sindbæk, SM, Woollett, J, Hartman, S, Hicks, M & McGovern, TH 2015, 'Was it for walrus? Viking Age settlement and medieval walrus ivory trade in Iceland and Greenland', World Archaeology, bind 47, nr. 3, s. 439-466.

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Frei, K. M., Coutu, A. N., Smiarowski, K., Harrison, R., Madsen, K. K., Arneborg, J., Frei, R., Gudmundsson, G., Sindbæk, S. M., Woollett, J., Hartman, S., Hicks, M., & McGovern, T. H. (2015). Was it for walrus? Viking Age settlement and medieval walrus ivory trade in Iceland and Greenland. World Archaeology, 47(3), 439-466.

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Frei KM, Coutu AN, Smiarowski K, Harrison R, Madsen KK, Arneborg J, Frei R, Gudmundsson G, Sindbæk SM, Woollett J, et al. 2015. Was it for walrus? Viking Age settlement and medieval walrus ivory trade in Iceland and Greenland. World Archaeology. 47(3):439-466.

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Frei KM, Coutu AN, Smiarowski K, Harrison R, Madsen KK, Arneborg J et al. Was it for walrus? Viking Age settlement and medieval walrus ivory trade in Iceland and Greenland. World Archaeology. 2015;47(3):439-466.

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Frei, Karin M. ; Coutu, Ashley N. ; Smiarowski, Konrad et al. / Was it for walrus? Viking Age settlement and medieval walrus ivory trade in Iceland and Greenland. I: World Archaeology. 2015 ; Bind 47, Nr. 3. s. 439-466.

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RIS

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AU - Smiarowski, Konrad

AU - Harrison, Ramona

AU - Madsen, Kristian K.

AU - Arneborg, Jette

AU - Frei, Robert

AU - Gudmundsson, Gardar

AU - Sindbæk, Søren Michael

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