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Was there a Viking Exchange as well as a Columbian one?

The evidence for this is weak, but interesting and indicative of "on a much smaller scale", but not "as well" as in equally transformative: From East to West: They introduced the mouse to the ...
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How did currency exchange work in the Middle Ages, especially if the coins are not recognized?

In principle, a coin is worth its value in precious metal, plus or minus what the locals think of the issuing authority. So an unknown silver coin weighing half an ounce would be worth 'half an ounce ...
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Was there a Viking Exchange as well as a Columbian one?

No. The number of viking transfers back and forth were too small to make a significant difference. We only know from recent finds the Vikings did set up a small temporary settlement in Newfoundland. ...
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Was there a Viking Exchange as well as a Columbian one?

The stuff that people usually are talking about when they speak of the Columbian Exchange are domesticated animals, cultivated plants, and diseases. The first two obviously require people living on ...
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Was there a Viking Exchange as well as a Columbian one?

(I just want to add some information, from books by Kåre Prytz, and that does not seem to be mentioned in the other answers.) According to a note in Latin, written in 1637, based on a chronicle in ...
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