Author: Terje Birkedal

Terje G. Birkedal was born in Stavanger, Norway, in 1946. He immigrated to the U.S. as child and grew up in Colorado. After earning a Ph.D. in Anthropology he served as an archeologist with the National Park Service for 36 years. He has conducted fieldwork in Alaska, the American South and Southwest, Canada, the Great Plains, Guam, and Norway. He served five years as President of Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge in Anchorage, Alaska, and he has always been passionate about Norwegian prehistory, history, and culture.
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Lake Ozette, Wash.

Terje Birkedal and Paul Gleeson write about Lake Ozette in Washington, the place where many Scandinavian immigrants settled in the late 1800s.

Men of Terror

Terje Birkedal reviews the book Men of Terror: A Comprehensive Analysis of Viking Combat that covers the variety of war methods and weapons used.

Vikings at War

Vikings at War

Terje Birkedal reviews the book Vikings
at War, which focuses on Vikings as warriors who fought and learned from many peoples of the world.

Viking love

Terje Birkedal uncovers evidence in sagas and poetry that Vikings were fierce warriors whose strong feelings and emotions included love.

A Viking Age set of leg shackles

Of war and woe

Terje Birkedal examines the institution of Viking Age slavery and explores its wider context in the history of the Vikings and the history of slavery.

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Egil Skallagrímsson

Through the story of Egil Skallagrímsson, Terje Birkedal seeks to expand popular ideas of the Vikings to see them as real humans with thoughts and emotions.