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The Kensington rune-stone is genuine: Linguistic, practical, methodological considerations Paperback – January 1, 1982


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  • Paperback: 109 pages
  • Publisher: Hornbeam Press; 1st edition (1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0917496213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0917496219
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,756,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Student on May 22, 2010
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The first definitive linguistic volume on the authenticity of the artifact. A MUST-READ for scholars and researchers of Pre-Columbian North American history. Get this book to find out the facts about the Kensington Runestone, the carved rock left by a group of Norse explorers in 1362 A.D. in what is now western Minnesota. This was the first book published (by a professional scholar) to seriously challenge the notion that the runestone was a fraud, based upon the actual runes in evidence AND scholarly research of European languages. Since publication, a number of studies have been done which support the assertion, and add additional evidence that the carvings were authentic to the time. Dr. Hall was severely denounced by a number of critics, who continued to maintain an older, and poorly substantiated notion, concerning the characteristics of the runes and the use of the language of the rune-carver. It is interesting to note that an additional thirty years of research have added to, not subtracted from, the veracity of Dr. Hall's book.
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