LikeI read somewhere, "Icelandic Viking Village" contains three fictional constructs.
Villages and national identities came later, and vikings were never really a thing.
@owl wouldn't that depend on one's definition of "viking"?
I.e. if a broad definition of "norse people living in the period 793-1066 CE" is used, then it seems there was a pretty significant presence - i.e. the people who founded the Althing.
@zatnosk But vikings were not an ethnic group. It's more like a job description. And if you look at the touristy stuff, that's the image they're trying to conjure.
@owl that's kinda what I mean; it depends on the definition used. But yeah, included the whole ethnic group under the name "viking" is a pretty modern twist.
@zatnosk Yeah, that's not what anyone means (AFAIK) when they talk about viking settlements or lack thereof. Would be kind of like calling everyone living in the Caribbean during 1650-1730 a pirate.
@owl Yeah ok. I see your point.
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