Viking-era woman sheds light on Iceland’s earliest settlers

Diet, artifacts tell tale of short life of the ‘woman in blue’

Viking-era brooches

EARLY ICELANDER  A young woman now determined to have been one of Iceland’s earliest settlers was found in 1938 in a grave with various Viking-era objects, including this pair of brooches.

Ivar Brynjólfsson/The National Museum of Iceland

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