The ‘Viking’ Settlement of Northumbria: Large and Archaeologically Distinctive, or Invisible?

Contrasting views of the Scandinavian settlement of the Northumbrian 'Danelaw' have emerged in the historiography of the period. Archaeologically speaking, can we easily identify the presence of these 'Vikings', through culturally distinctive material culture? Or, alternatively, is the narrative of invasion and settlement put forward in contemporary sources far less clear in the archaeological record? … Continue reading The ‘Viking’ Settlement of Northumbria: Large and Archaeologically Distinctive, or Invisible?