The Viking Age in Caithness, Orkney and The North Atlantic: Select Papers from the Proceedings of the 11th Viking Congress, Thurso and Kirkwall, 22 August - 1 September 1989 - Colleen E. Batey, Judith Jesch, Christopher D. MorrisEdinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1995, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Black & white drawings; Maps; References; Plans;
From the cover: “This book is an authoritative and up to date collection of the lastest findings on the Vikings and their immediate successors in northern Scotland, the Northern Isles, Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Summarising many of the major archaeological projects undertaken here in the 1980s, it analyses several important groups of material such as graves and hoards.
This book presents the findings of a team of archaeologists, art historians, historians, place name experts and scholars of saga literature. They chart the Vikings’ occupation of Northern Scotland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands in all its facets. A gazetteer of the major sites and places in the region gives summaries of the most recent findings, while experts from Scandinavia, Britain and the US provide the historical and literary background to the region. This contribution to the study of the Vikings should be useful to local history enthusiasts as well as students of archaeology at all levels.”