Tales and facts

Beowulf and Lejre

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Resumé

SAGNET OM BEOWULF OG DETS EVT. TILKNYTNING TIL lEJRE BLIVER REVURDERET I LYSET AF NYE SEDIMENTUNDERSØGELSER OG DATERINGER FRA KORNERUP SØ.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftQuaternary International
Vol/bind167-168
Udgave nummerSupplement 1
Sider (fra-til)368-369
ISSN1040-6182
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedXVII INQUA Congress - Cairns, Queensland, Australien
Varighed: 28 jul. 20073 aug. 2007

Konference

KonferenceXVII INQUA Congress
LandAustralien
ByCairns, Queensland
Periode28/07/200703/08/2007

Emneord

  • geologi
  • arkæologi
  • vikinger

Citer dette

Schrøder, Niels. / Tales and facts : Beowulf and Lejre. I: Quaternary International. 2007 ; Bind 167-168, Nr. Supplement 1. s. 368-369.
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Tales and facts : Beowulf and Lejre. / Schrøder, Niels.

I: Quaternary International, Bind 167-168, Nr. Supplement 1, 2007, s. 368-369.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt i tidsskriftForskning

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