Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48In 1960, Helge Ingstad and Anne Stine Ingstad made a discovery that rewrote the history of Euro- pean exploration and colonization of North Amer- ica – a thousand-year-old Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. In A Grand Adventure, the Ingstads’ daughter Benedicte tells the story of their remarkable lives spent working together, sharing poignant details from her parent’s private letters, personal diaries, their dinner table conversations, and Benedicte’s own participation in her parents’ excavations. Following young Helge Ingstad from his 1926 decision to abandon a successful law practice for North American expeditions through Canada’s Barren Lands, Alaska’s Anaktuvuk Pass, and the mountains of northern Mexico, the story recounts his governorship of Norwegian territories and marriage to Anne Stine Moe. The author then traces Helge and Anne Stine’s travels around the world, focusing in particular on their discovery of the Viking settlement at the northern tip of New- foundland. With Anne Stine as the head archaeolo- gist, they excavate these ruins for eight years, while weathering destructive skepticism from academic peers, until indisputable evidence is unearthed and their find is confirmed. A remarkable look at a personal and profes- sional relationship, A Grand Adventure shows two explorers’ unrelenting drive and unfailing courage. “Benedicte Ingstad’s biography of her parents succeeds on many different levels. It is first and foremost a portrait of two remarkably different explorers who eventually made one of the most important archaeological discoveries of their time. The book is also a terrific adventure yarn and a wonderful scientific mystery story. Researchers had long puzzled over whether the descriptions in Scandinavian sagas of Viking voyages to Vinland were in fact true. Deeply fascinated by these accounts, Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad set out to solve the mystery. The author presents their superb detective work in a deft, engaging way. This book is a classic.” Heather Pringle, author of In Search of Ancient North America: An Archaeological Journey to Forgotten Cultures Benedicte Ingstad is professor emerita of medical anthropology at the University of Oslo. 8 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 B I O G R A P H Y • A R C H A E O L O G Y A Grand Adventure The Lives of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad and Their Discovery of a Viking Settlement in North America benedicte ingstad A riveting account of two people’s adventures, perseverance, and discoveries. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2017 978-0-7735-4968-5 $39.95T CDN, $39.95T US, £34.00 cloth 6 x 9 472pp 12 colour photos, 52 b&w photos, 6 maps eBook available