This page will include links to a variety of resources related to better understanding the Kensington Rune Stone and the cultural phenomenon surrounding it.

American Association of Runic Studies – Professor Henrik Williams and Dr. Richard Nielsen. This organization is committed to historically accurate and peer-reviewed, scientific analysis of runes and runic inscriptions. They also coordinate academic exchanges between Sweden and the United States. Dr. Williams is a professor of Scandinavian languages at Uppsala University in Sweden. Visit their website at

The anthropologist Alice Beck Kehoe has done extensive research on pre-Columbian North America. She also wrote a book called The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question HolisticallyAlthough most other scholars contest her claim that the Kensington Rune Stone is authentic, her arguments about the possibility of early Norse explorations of central North America are worth considering.

For a brief history of other purported rune stones in North America:

A short video produced by the Minnesota Historical Society in 2011

There are several websites by rune stone defenders:

Other websites related to the rune stone story:

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