The only existing Viking Age helmet was found at a Norwegian burial site in1943, among objects which date back to the 900's. Chain mail, three swords, three axes, three spearheads, riding equipment, game pieces and dice were also found. It is believed that one of the buried men was a petty king from the Ringerike area.

The only existing Viking Age helmet was found at a Norwegian burial site in1943, among objects which date back to the 900's. Chain mail, three swords, three axes, three spearheads, riding equipment, game pieces and dice were also found. It is believed that one of the buried men was a petty king from the Ringerike area.

An Early Meal - a Viking Age Cookbook & Culinary Odyssey (I have seen good reviews from SCA members on this one.)

An Early Meal - a Viking Age Cookbook & Culinary Odyssey (I have seen good reviews from SCA members on this one.)

Women played many fundamental roles in Scandinavia during the Viking Age (eighth to eleventh century). Their positions ranged from slave to farmer to landholder and their tasks varied from the spinning and weaving of cloth, manufacturing garments and hangings, preserving, producing and cooking food and drink, tending livestock, working in the fields, cleaning and laundry to warming beds.

Women played many fundamental roles in Scandinavia during the Viking Age (eighth to eleventh century). Their positions ranged from slave to farmer to landholder and their tasks varied from the spinning and weaving of cloth, manufacturing garments and hangings, preserving, producing and cooking food and drink, tending livestock, working in the fields, cleaning and laundry to warming beds.

Viking age spoon from Birka - check out the blog for photos from the touring Swedish exhibit including pots, spoons, etc.

Viking age pottery from Birka

Viking age spoon from Birka - check out the blog for photos from the touring Swedish exhibit including pots, spoons, etc.

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