By "pop up" I meant as far as their recorded origins go. From what info I could find it seemed like out of scandinavia sprung these fierce blonde haired blue eyed warriors that few seemed to know about or write about previous to AD793 when the raidings started being recorded. Obviously they didn't "pop up" like oh nooo! Vikings are growing up outta the ground!!! Silly. I know there have been people in every land for thousands of years, I just wish there was more solid research into the evolution of us blue eyed blondies before the pillaging. :DSorry but vikings didn't 'pop up' in Scandinavia..(they might have popped up on your Eireann shores tho
There have been people here all along, they just evolved into 'vikings'...we have stone monuments dating to around 3500BC, on the field next to my house a settlement has just been dug out dating around 1000BC.
The culture is so unique to this area that it obviously wasn't influenced by nomads.
updated by @ocallaghan: 07/23/15 12:13:23AM