Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian

Researchers sequenced the DNA from more than 400 Viking remains including from this female skeleton named Kata discovered in a Viking burial site in Varnhem, Sweden.(Image: © Västergötlands Museum) By Yasemin Saplakoglu The research “debunks the modern image of Vikings.” Those ferocious seafaring warriors that explored, raided and traded across Europe from the late eighth toContinue reading “Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian”

Archaeologists unearth Viking neighborhood in Istanbul

Archaeologists looking for traces of the Vikings in Istanbul have discovered a Viking neighborhood in the ancient city of Bathonea near Lake Küçükçekmece, officials told daily Milliyet. “Vikings lived in Istanbul between the eighth and the 11th centuries in different periods. We have found their exact settlement area to be between the ninth and 11th centuries in the BathoneaContinue reading “Archaeologists unearth Viking neighborhood in Istanbul”

Amateur metal detectorist finds astonishing Bronze Age haul in Scotland

Written by Amy Woodyatt, CNN Aamateur metal detectorist has uncovered a haul of Bronze Age objects in a Scottish field, in what experts are calling a “nationally significant” discovery. The hoard, which dates from 1,000-900 BC and includes a complete horse harness and sword, was found by Mariusz Stepien as he searched a field near Peebles, Scotland with friendsContinue reading “Amateur metal detectorist finds astonishing Bronze Age haul in Scotland”

Albany archaeological excavation may uncover historic district at transportation center site

The former Albany Transportation Center in Downtown Albany. By WALB News Team ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Before the groundwork is laid for a new transportation center in Downtown Albany, an archaeological excavation is underway to preserve the history of the Good Life City’s Freedom Historic District. The excavation includes Albany’s Harlem District and is currently underwayContinue reading “Albany archaeological excavation may uncover historic district at transportation center site”

Archaeology Student Finds Viking Trading Post in Norway

Artifacts unearthed at the site include jewelry, coins and pieces of silver Artifacts found at the site include jewelry from Asia (left) and an inscribed weight possibly imported from Ireland. (Julie Holme Damman / Arctic University Museum of Norway / Tor-Ketil Krokmyrdal) By Alex Fox A graduate archaeology student has discovered a previously unknown Viking trading postContinue reading “Archaeology Student Finds Viking Trading Post in Norway”

Viking ship discovery: Historic dig to uncover longship starts in Norway

The Gjellestad Ship was discovered in 2018 using ground-penetrating radar By James Rogers | Fox News The first excavation of a Viking ship in 100 years is underway in Norway. In a statement, the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) explained that the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo is responsible for the excavation. TheContinue reading “Viking ship discovery: Historic dig to uncover longship starts in Norway”