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Viking camp in Northumbria
« on: May 21, 2021, 09:00:43 AM »
Following the announcement yesterday of the discovery of a Viking camp in the Coquet Valley of Northumberland linked to Halfdan's army, here is a discussion between Drs Cat Jarman and Jane Kershaw about the finds, including Anglo-Saxon and Roman activity on an existing high status site.


Archeological evidence of the Vikings as far north as Northumbria has practically been non-existent...until now. In an exclusive for Gone Medieval, Dr Cat Jarman is joined by Dr Jane Kershaw as they discuss their discoveries from a brand-new Viking site in Northumberland, fifteen years after metal detectorists started carefully documenting their finds in the area. Hear why Halfdan and the Viking Great Army ended up in this part of the country and find out what they've left behind. Jane is a professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, specialising in the Early Medieval period and Viking-Age; Scandinavian settlements in Britain; and Viking silver, gender and cultural identity.