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1013: the year the Vikings conquered England It's more than 1,000 years since Swein Forkbeard employed superior military strength and tactical ability to supplant the descendants of Alfred the Great

ADS Library The ADS Library brings together material from the British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography (BIAB), the ADS library of unpublished fieldwork reports as well as documents from the ADS archives and archaeological publishers such as Oxbow.

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology Educational resources for Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology Blog The Anglo-Saxon Archaeology Blog is concerned with news reports featuring Anglo-Saxon period archaeology.

Anglo-Saxon Charter Bounds Project The study of Anglo-Saxon charter boundaries is an excellent candidate for crowdsourcing.

Anglo-Saxons The Saxons ruled England for 600 years, forming the basis of its culture, language and borders.

Archaeological Photo Spheres Website The primary purpose of this site is to provide a series of links to archaeological photo spheres. It is also hoped that the site might encourage people to take their own photospheres of archaeological sites.

Archaeologists Discover Remains of Viking Parliament Archaeologists Discover Remains of Viking Parliament of Medieval Norse King in Scotland.

Archaeology in Europe Educational Resources Educational Resources for European Archaeology

Archaeology in Europe News Archaeological news from the Archaeology in Europe web site

Archeurope Viking Archaeology A website dedicated to the archaeology of the Viking Period

Ashmolean Museum Anglo-Saxon Collection The Ashmolean has one of the best collections of Anglo-Saxon material in the country outside of the British Museum

Boat burial of Viking warrior Boat burial of Viking warrior A 1000 year old story uncovered Archaeology News from Past Horizons

British Archaeological and Antiquarian Collections Online British archaeological and antiquarian material held by the Ashmolean Museum.

Buried Vikings: Excavating Cumwhitton's cemetery Ten years ago, a single brooch led to the discovery of an exceptionally rare Viking-era site.

Byzantium: The Founding of Constantinople The fortified city of Constantinople was founded on the site of Byzantium on the Bosporos in AD 324 by Constantine, Roman Emperor from 324 to 337.

Early Medieval Archaeology Educational resources for Early Medieval archaeology

Early Medieval Emporia During the seventh century, the North Sea region became a vibrant economic area.

Early Medieval Europe Archaeology Blog Archaeological news about the Archaeology of Early Medieval Europe from the Archaeology in Europe web site

Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada Sharpeners may be smoking guns in quest for New World's second Viking site.

The extent of Viking settlement in Britain Research involving the Institute's Jane Kershaw draws into question the findings of a recent study regarding the extent of Viking settlement in Britain.

The First Vikings Two remarkable ships may show that the Viking storm was brewing long before their assault on England and the continent.

The Franks We first hear of the Franks as a Germanic tribe living on the east bank of the lower Rhine in the 3rd century AD.

Ground-Penetrating Radar Helps Archaeologists Find Viking Age Manor A large manor has been found at the archaeological site of Korshamn near the Viking Age proto-town of Birka in Sweden.

Hoards of the Vikings Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast wealth on an unassuming island in the Baltic Sea

In the footsteps of the Norsemen It was a land with plenty of opportunities when the Viking Erik the Red settled in Greenland over 1000 years ago.

An Iona of the East An Iona of the East: The Early-medieval Monastery at Portmahomack, Tarbat Ness

Iron Age Scandinavia A timeline for Iron Age Scandinavia

King Alfred and King Ceolwulf II Until recently, our view of Ceolwulf, King of Mercia, has been heavily influenced by the references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which described him as an 'unwise thegn'

King Alfred The Great Alfred (or Ælfred as it is spelt in contemporary documents), king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons, was born in 848/9 at Wantage, in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire.

The Kings of Kent The surprising discovery of an Anglo-Saxon feasting hall in the village of Lyminge is offering a new view of the lives of these pagan kings

The Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP) The Mosfell Archaeological Project is an international research project employing the tools of history, archaeology, anthropology, genetics, saga studies and environmental sciences.

Mythical Viking Sunstone Is Real Description of the way Icelandic Spar works as a sunstone for navigation

Ohthere and Wulfstan at the Court of King Alfred Ohthere and Wulfstan were two traders who had sailed around areas of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Their travels were recorded at the court of King Alfred c. 890 AD.

Orkneyjar Archaeology in Orkney

PastScape PastScape is a quick and easy way to search over 420,000 records held in the National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE). You'll find information on archaeological, architectural and maritime sites.

Portable Antiquities Scheme The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a DCMS funded project to encourage the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales.

Portmahomack excavations The invitation to study a possible early Christian site in Pictland was particularly tempting.

Saga of a Viking Age Longhouse in Iceland A documentary film about The Saga of a Viking Age Longhouse in Iceland.

Sámi Archaeology Historically, the Sámi culture forms part of the Arctic cultural area

Sandby borg (ringfort) on Íland Excavation of the Iron Age Sandby borg (ringfort) on Íland, an island off the southeastern coast of Sweden, has revealed a number of bodies, lying where they fell.

Secrets of the Dead 'The Lost Vikings' a video about the Vikings in Greenland

Secrets of the Viking Sword (Nova) A fascinating look at how the famous 'Ulfberht' Viking swords were constructed and a superb piece of experimental archaeology.

The Society for Medieval Archaeology The Society for Medieval Archaeology was established to study evidence of the past, whether standing buildings, landscapes, buried remains or artefacts in museums.

The Staffordshire Hoard Unveiling the story so far Short video from History West Midlands ( about recent work on the Staffordshire Hoard

This group of executed Vikings were inexperienced raiders who oozed smelly pus The discovery of 50 young male skeletons, decapitated and lumped in an old quarry pit on an Olympic relief road in Weymouth five years ago, became an even more gripping story following scientific examinations revealed that the mass grave carried executed Vikings.

Vengeance on the Vikings Mass burials in England attest to a turbulent time, and perhaps a notorious medieval massacre

Viking Answer Lady Webpage Answers to various questions about the Viking Age.

Viking Archaeology Blog The Viking Archaeology Blog is concerned with news reports featuring Viking period archaeology.

Viking Dig Reports From the remains of five Viking ships in Denmark to the excavation of an ancient rubbish dump in Westray, uncover the finds that have revealed an enormous amount about Viking life.

Viking Ship Museum Oslo The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo

Viking Ship Museum Roskilde The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

The Vikings in Ireland A surprising discovery in Dublin challenges long-held ideas about when the Scandinavian raiders arrived on the Emerald Isle

Vinland Archaeology In 1960 Helge Ingstad and his wife Anne Stine Ingstad were searching for archeological evidence of Vikings in Labrador and Newfoundland.

What five recent archaeological sites reveal about the Viking period Thhe famous marauders, explorers, traders, and colonists who transformed northern Europe between AD 750 and 1100 continue to hold our fascination.

Why Danish Vikings moved to England As many as 35,000 Vikings migrated from Denmark to England, reveals a new study. But what made them embark on such a drastic step to move west to a new land?

Why did Greenland's Vikings disappear? In 1721, missionary Hans Egede sailed a ship called The Hope from Norway to Greenland, seeking Norse farmers whom Europeans hadn't heard from in 200 years in order to convert them to Protestantism.