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Thursday: The Story of Thor and the Days of the Week

This image is an illustration from Frank Stockton Dobbins’ Gods and Devils of Mankind, published in 1897. On the back wall are the Sun, the Moon, “Tuisco” (Tyr), and Seater (intended to be a god of time; other sources claim he’s Loki); in the foreground are Frigg, Thor (seated, with crown, a frequent depiction in certain southern Germanic contexts), and Odin. 1,348 more words


Kirknewton Hogback - where are you now?

I can’t find it.

Call me an idiot if you like. Really. Please do. Because that might mean that this hogback still does exist out there somewhere. 259 more words


Hello, here is my plan!

For my first post I should probably set the scene…

So, here I am, an archaeologist coming to the end of the first year of my PhD. 172 more words


The archeological eye - an artist's excavation of L'Anse aux Meadows

The following is an excerpt from my presentation at the AASSC (Association for the Advancement of  Scandinavian Studies in Canada) conference at Ottawa University on June 2nd, 2015. 1,124 more words


Recreating Combat in the Viking Age

A number of people are trying to recreate prehistoric European martial arts: ones which have left neither a living tradition, nor manuals. One of the most serious attempts focuses on early medieval combat with sword and shield and is lead by Roland Warzecha: 659 more words


Recycling in the Viking Age: Scandinavian re-use of monuments in Britain

By Shane McLeod, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK, Honorary Researcher, CHE

In honour of World Environment Day this note examines what may be considered a Viking Age example of recycling in Britain – the re-use of earlier monuments for burial. 786 more words