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[Free eBook] Things from the Town: Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang [Viking Age Archaeology]

Things from the Town: Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang edited by Dagfinn Skre, a Professor of Archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo in Norway, is a collection of academic essays about Viking Age archaeological finds, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher the Aarhus University Press in Denmark. 323 more words


First Workshop, Brussels

A week ago LVA panellists and other early medieval experts convened at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Free University Brussels) for our first project workshop. The aims of the workshop were to ensure everyone was up to date on the new recording schemes (PAN, MEDEA, DIME), and to agree on the direction that the proof-of-method would take. 1,112 more words


Viking Burial Sites at Lindholm Høje and Jelling

Lindholm Høje – or in English, Lindholm Hills – is one of the best preserved Viking burial site in Scandinavia and former Viking settlement situated to the north of and overlooking the city of Aalborg in Denmark. 463 more words



Hnefatafl, also known as The Viking Game, The King’s Table or simply Tafl, is one of the rare breed of games with two unequal sides. 323 more words

Storia Umana

What Really Started the Viking Age?

Academics currently stand divided over the precise cause of the first raids by Scandinavians. The leading theory suggests that a combination of overpopulation and a reduction in food due to a brief climatic cooling period forced the Vikings to set sail for new lands. 707 more words


Viking Death and Memory: The EJA Special Issue

How can archaeology reveal the complex, shifting and interleaving strategies by which Viking-Age communities commemorated their dead? The last 10 years have seen a new injection of approaches to Viking-Age mortuary and commemorative practices, and my latest publication project seeks to draw and develop these in new approaches in a high-profile publication venue: the European Journal of Archaeology whose Editor, Dr Robin Skeates, generously allowed space for a special issue. 385 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory