THE VIKING SERIES

by ORVAL FRIEDRICH

This series, begun in 1993 and concluded with the current 1997 issue, includes the following:
 

THE GREAT ICE SHEET AND EARLY VIKINGS IN MID AMERICA (1993)

projects a larger expanse of the Great Ice Sheet than commonly recognized, as well as uplift areas adjacent to the edge of the ice as it stalled temporarily in melting back. These uplift areas temporarily impounded melt water to form the Melt water Sea in its various stages. As the Melt Water Sea drained in stages, evidences indicate that Vikings occupied the accessible areas. The  Viking evidences presented here are in Minnesota, the Dakotas, northern Iowa, south-west Missouri, and eastern Oklahoma. The Viking era is here envisioned as extending from about 1000 A.D. to about 1400, perhaps terminated by the final drainage of the Melt Water Sea.
 

EARLY VIKINGS IN A NEW WORLD (1995)

emphasizes Viking evidences primarily in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, but with the most unexpected in southeast Iowa near Fairfield. m e first mooring stone with peg intact was found on the David Norman farm near redwood Falls, Minnesota. Oh e major role of the Appalachian Mountains as an uplift area impounding melt waters was studied in a trek across Tennessee where Viking type longhouses and ships were indicated in association with shorelines. Further, the Ouachita system was recognized as being part of the southern barrier impounding the melt waters. The face on St. Peter's Rock, one of the largest granite boulders in Iowa, was first recognized. These and other evidences discussed began to give the impression that the story is much bigger than anyone has previously thought.
 

VIKINGS HO! (1996)

concentrated on evidences extending from southern Minnesota and northern Iowa and into the sunken Ouachita area of central Texas. Evidences are reported further south even to Padre island where petrified food was found. Many evidences which correspond with those of Minnesota and Iowa were observed in central Texas. Some of the major finds reported include large livestock and granary facilities, complex food processing systems, ceremonial Viking graves in stockade cemeteries, and more. Perhaps the most important find reported is the site of a naval battle in which Zemarites attacked a Viking stronghold. Development of our electromagnetic sensing was crucial in identifying some of the evidences. An excursion into southeast Missouri provided evidences that correlated well with northern findings. me face engraved on St. Peter's Rock was never far from our considerations.
 

VIKINGS FAR & WIDE (1997)

opens with findings of biologist Jeffrey West of Columbia, South Carolina, as well as findings associated with science teacher Bill Brandt of south Texas. While these reported findings are often unique, they correlate well with those found further north. m e thought does occur that we may be dealing with Hanseatics and perhaps Atlantans as well as Vikings. Meanwhile, back in Iowa and Minnesota, other findings include "dinosaur" eggs (later identified as pterodactyl or ancient bird), as well as evidences that the Vikings may have been domesticating the giant birds. Other Viking evidences include two Viking throne chairs, several stones of various sizes used for grinding grain, another mooring stone with peg in place. Interesting observations were made in the study of their processed Per) foods. Major smelting compounds were studied that appear to have concentrated on gold and silver. Considerable progress is reported on St. Peter's Stone. Impressive evidences are reported regarding the use of camels and elephants in loading and unloading ships. Large areas are reported where a most devastating series of catastrophes destroyed everything, including Vikings and other peoples, all types of life from elephants and camels to dinosaurs and more. Perhaps the most important, but not the most sensational, is the development of maps showing possible entry places for the peoples to gain access into mid-America. Development of our indicator System of course, was vital in the Study of these and other findings.
 

SPECIAL PRICES ON THE SERIES

This series is now complete, with only brief updates on specific sites contemplated for the future. Single copy prices including S & H are as follows:
 

THE GREAT ICE SHEET . . . . . . . . (1993) . . . . $7.50

EARLY VIKINGS . . . . . . . . . . (1995 ) . . . . . . . $7.50

VIKINGS HO! . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . (1996) . . . . . . $7.50

VIKINGS FAR & WIDE! . . . . . . . . (1997) . . . . . $8.50

THE FOUR VOLUME SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00

We also have a very limited supply of the very brief early booklet entitled EARLY VIKINGS AND THE ICE AGE. This book helped much to open the doors for Viking research. For those interested, we will enclose a copy for  $5.00 extra with orders for the Four Volume go
 
 

ORVAL FRIEDRICH

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Elma, IA 50628

Phone: 515-393-2427