What can 442 human remains tell us about the Viking Age?
Smallpox had reached northern Europe by the Viking Age.
A catchy title popped up last week in my RSS feed from Heritage Daily. Viking Age toilets. Who doesn’t want to know more about them?! I was puzzled when digging a little deeper googling for more information… because it seems to refer to a discovery made in 2017 on Stevns peninsula in Denmark. But! I didn’t report it either back then, so here is your full lowdown on that toilet on Heritage Daily (2020), ScienceNordic (2017) and a informative article on Ars Technica (2017).
Since 2011, glacier archaeologists have been viewing the Lendbreen ice patch in Norway with much interest. In 1974 already, a student found a Viking Age spear and more objects came to light over the years…
Just how industrious were the Vikings?
Ask, and you will receive an answer!