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David Sutton




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PostPosted: Fri 12 Mar, 2010 5:38 am    Post subject: Viking Mass Grave in Dorset.         Reply with quote

Though this might be of interest:

'Fifty-one decapitated skeletons found in a burial pit in Dorset were those of Scandinavian Vikings, scientists say.'

'Analysis of teeth from 10 of the men revealed they had grown up in countries with a colder climate than Britain's.
Archaeologists from Oxford believe the men were probably executed by local Anglo Saxons in front of an audience sometime between AD 910 and AD 1030.'


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/8563377.stm

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Stuart Thompson




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PostPosted: Fri 12 Mar, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I remember reading about this, one skeleton had all it's fingers missing on one hand lleading them to think of a 'self defence' wound.

Thanks for posting i'll have to research this more Happy
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Eric Hejdström




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PostPosted: Fri 12 Mar, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I had missed this completely, thanks a lot for posting!

/Eric
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