Well, it’s the season of Halloween after all, so it’s only fitting to talk about a Scottish grave with six skulls! What ties this story to the Viking Age is that the oldest skull dates back to the eighth-tenth century (the others from the 13-15th c.). But brace yourself for an astonishing revelation of the family ties of the bodies and skulls! Read it on the BBC.
778 – Battle of Roncevaux Pass
946 – Coronation of Eadred I
1038 – Death of Stephen of Hungary
1057 – Death of Macbeth
The Northumbrian scholar who wrote about the attack on Lindisfarne.
778 – Birth of Louis the Pious.
1117 – Murder of Saint Magnus.
Type of early medieval pottery.
It’s Wednesday again and it’s terribly quiet online about Viking Age discoveries. But here is a nice update, though. Remember the double ship burial in Trøndelag, Norway in November 2019? Here is a brief summary in ‘Sailing the Viking Seas‘ in Archaeology Magazine of March/April 2020.