Viking Sunstone ???

A replica of a Viking ship sails near Oslo on June 17, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It may be that we have finally found proof of the use of the sunstone in ancient navigation.

The find was in a Elizabethan ship which sank off the island of Alderney, in the English Channel.

Click Here for Phys.Org Article

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Further Research on The Viking’s Use of Polarized Light for Navigation

Kirk Douglas in The Vikings

More research is bringing interesting facts to light concerning the Viking’s use of Icelandic Feldspar as a navigational aid.

For full Nature News article with many references, Click Here

For a Royal Society abstract Click Here

For a site devoted to Viking navigation Click Here