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Legendary Viking town unearthed
ScienceNordic ^ | July 2, 2012 | Niels Ebdrup

Posted on 07/03/2012 7:16:38 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

Danish archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the fabled Viking town Sliasthorp by the Schlei bay in northern Germany, near the Danish border.

According to texts from the 8th century, the town served as the centre of power for the first Scandinavian kings.

But historians have doubted whether Sliasthorp even existed. This doubt is now starting to falter, as archaeologists from Aarhus University are making one amazing discovery after the other in the German soil.

"This is huge. Wherever we dig, we find houses – we reckon there are around 200 of them,” says Andres Dobat, a lecturer in prehistoric archaeology at Aarhus University.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencenordic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aarhus; andresdobat; archaeology; germany; godsgravesglyphs; sliasthorp; viking; vikings
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1 posted on 07/03/2012 7:16:44 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

“This is huge. Wherever we dig, we find houses – we reckon there are around 200 of them,” says Andres Dobat, a lecturer in prehistoric archaeology at Aarhus University...
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“Reckon”? This guy must be from SOUTH Denmark.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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This utterly pedestrian and quite commonly used word in the Midwest is apparently identified by some parties as being typical of the South, and without any literary use.

I think they are nuts.

Can't imagine talking without using this word.

4 posted on 07/03/2012 7:39:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fidelis

We are talking about Schleiswig, which is so far south in Denmark, that it’s been German since the 1864.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 7:42:20 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: fidelis
This utterly pedestrian and quite commonly used word in the Midwest is apparently identified by some parties as being typical of the South, and without any literary use.

I think they are nuts.

Can't imagine talking without using this word.

6 posted on 07/03/2012 7:43:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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“Reckon”? This guy must be from SOUTH Denmark.

Only if he had said, “ Sh*t I reckon.”


7 posted on 07/03/2012 7:47:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: fidelis

I reckon.

8 posted on 07/03/2012 7:47:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fidelis

It’s English. The use of “reckon” came to be regarded as archaic and fell out of usage in other areas of the country, but it remains in the south and midwest. Whether that’s attributable to migratory patterns or not, well, I’d say I reckon so, lol. An English usage regarded as archaic elsewhere in the country becoming common parlance amongst midwesterners has to be attributed to an outside source, since the population has a far more continental European heritage. That source was southerners, largely of English heritage, who also struck out for the west, particularly during and after the Civil War.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 7:55:35 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: muawiyah
we reckon there are around 200 of them

Yes, the word is used quite properly, in its basic sense of "estimate."

10 posted on 07/03/2012 7:55:49 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RegulatorCountry
It’s English. The use of “reckon” came to be regarded as archaic and fell out of usage in other areas of the country, but it remains in the south and midwest.

It's just slang for , or an abbreviated form of 'reckoning'.

11 posted on 07/03/2012 8:02:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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It’s not slang at all. You’ll hear very proper, even posh accented English speakers using the word today.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 8:05:24 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: muawiyah

“Can’t imagine talking without using this word”. yours must be an intellect to be reckoned with


13 posted on 07/03/2012 8:09:45 PM PDT by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: Cicero

The more common use of it in my area is a substitute for “guess”.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 8:27:43 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Archaeologists are digging up a legendary Viking town in northern Germany.

Incredibaly enough, the main topic of discussion on this thread is the use of the word, “reckon”.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 8:59:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: RegulatorCountry
It’s not slang at all.

That's why I said, "or..."

What is interesting is that it has somehow become associated with or thought of as 'redneck' slang. Perhaps because of TV and Movies ? Perhaps it's just me.

: )

16 posted on 07/03/2012 9:47:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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Incredibaly enough, the main topic of discussion on this thread is the use of the word, “reckon”.

True... but if we can figger out why the Archaeologist used the word 'reckon', then we will know why the Vikings would go to all the trouble to bury an entire town over in Germany.

17 posted on 07/03/2012 9:53:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Rural people use it most frquently. Rednecks tend rural. It sounds quaint or even backward to ears unaccustomed to hearing it, so movie and television scripts seem to contain it more often than not.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 9:56:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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“..then we will know why the Vikings would go to all the trouble to bury an entire town over in Germany.”

I think their guide was lousy in his “dead reckoning” and they were lost.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 10:05:07 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

BFL - thanks


20 posted on 07/03/2012 10:12:34 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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