Double graves with headless slaves

Article from University of Oslo

In the Viking era, a number of slaves were beheaded and then buried together with their masters. New methods of skeleton analysis reveal more about the life of the poor a thousand years ago.

Science Nordic post reveals more about the diet of everyday people, why individuals in the same household may have had different diets, and why the diet my differ from child to adult.

Interesting read.   Science Nordic article….

Blog Series

422px-LindisfarneFol27rIncipitMattBEGINNING NOW IS A BLOG SERIES THAT TELL OF THE SCANDINAVIANS AND THE VIKING AGE.

WHAT was the CATALYSTS that CREATED the SCANDINAVIAN’S marauding TO THE SOUTH, EAST AND WEST of their HOMELANDS ?

AND WHY THEY DISAPPEARED—ALMOST AS QUICKLY AS THEY ARRIVED.

STAY TUNED…
for

THE SCANDINAVIANS AND THE VIKING AGE and other noteworthy bits of information.

what’s that picture over there about? it’s a page from the Lindisfarne folio 27 Manuscript, and a beautiful example of what the monks were creating about the time they were sacked by the Vikings in the late 8th century.