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How Salt May Have Motivated the Vikings’ Westward Raids
In the following article, I will lay out the case for salt as a motivating factor for the westward diaspora. I will start by establishing the Viking Age Scandinavian need for, and lack of access to, salt.
The 10 Best Viking History Books For Newbies
Here is a list of ten highly recommended history books about the Vikings, aimed at a general audience and perfect for those just starting to learn about the Viking Age.
Did the Vikings Wear Helmets?
That so few helmets have ever been found begs the question: did the Vikings wear helmets? If they did, where did they all go?
Did the Vikings Raid in Spain? A Brief History of the Spanish Experience of the Viking Age.
Spain’s experience of the Viking Age stands to teach us a great deal because Muslims occupied the Iberian peninsula and their chroniclers offer us a fresh perspective on the Vikings and their raids.
Did Vikings Attack the Island of Noirmoutier in 799 A.D.?
Did Vikings Attack the Island of Noirmoutier in 799 A.D.? Here I will discuss both sides of the debate and which side has the upper hand.
The Blood Eagle: A Gruesome but Possible Execution?
In a new study published in the journal Early Science, researchers theorized that the “blood eagle” may have been an actual execution method used by Vikings.
Curious About the Current State of Viking Age Research? A New Paper from Denmark Overviews Viking Research “Hot Spots”
A new paper titled Crossing the Maelstrom: New Departures in Viking Archaeology published in the...
Viking Age Amulets May Have Represented Ritual Costumes, Not Gods and Heroes, A New Study Concludes
Denmark - A new study from Pieterjan Deckers, Sarah Croix & Soren Sindbæk released this month...
Recent Study Suggests A Grave in Suontaka, Finland Contained A Gender Non-Binary Viking Warrior
If you thought the discovery of a female Viking warrior a few years ago was controversial, wait until you hear about the gender non-binary warrior from Finland.