Session1723
TitleThe Viking Winter-Camp at Torksey, Lincolnshire, II
Date/TimeThursday 12 July 2012: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserDawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
 
Moderator/ChairJulian D. Richards, Department of Archaeology, University of York
 
Paper 1723-a Burial Practices in Viking-Age Torksey
(Language: English)
Dawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Archaeology - Sites; Daily Life; Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1723-b Surveying the Landscape of the Viking Winter-Camp
(Language: English)
Hannah Brown, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Archaeology - Sites
Paper 1723-c Ring-Fenced Vikings: Scandinavian Army Camps and Defensive Tactics from Torksey to Trelleborg
(Language: English)
Søren M. Sindbæk,
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - General; Archaeology - Sites
 
AbstractThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle reports that the viking 'great army' over-wintered at Torksey on the River Trent in 872-3. Until recently, the nature of the settlement was obscure. However, the activities of metal-detectorists have begun to reveal large amounts of metalwork, suggesting both that the army came to a pre-existing settlement of some significance and that a Scandinavian signature continues to be visible into the 10th century. These two sessions report on the results of a new research project, exploring the archaeological evidence from Torksey and setting the site into its broader context.