Excavating the Past explores history's great civilizations through fascinating archaeological finds. Looking at excavations of historical sites and the wonderful objects uncovered, these books bring to life the excitement of archaeological discoveries. The Vikings came from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and rampaged across much of northern Europe. Besides their formidable fighting skills, the Vikings were great navigators and traders who settled and farmed lands from Russia to North America. Archaeological discoveries today tell us about how the Vikings lived, the way they fought, and everyday life for the rich and poor 1,000 years ago.