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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

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Recent publications

Brunt, P., Thomas, N., Mallon, S., Bolton, L., Brown, D., Skinner, D. and Küchler, S., (eds.), (2012), Art in Oceania: A New History. Thames and Hudson, London.

Cooper, J. (2012), ‘Building Resilience in Island Communities: A Paelotempestological Perspective’, in: L. Giosan et al. (eds.), Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, Geophysical Monograph Series, vol. 198, 43–49, AGU, Washington, D. C. doi:10.1029/2012GM001212.

Cooper, J. (2012), ‘Weathering climate change. The value of social memory and ecological knowledge’ Archaeological Dialogues 19: 46-51.

Sheets, P. and Cooper, J. (2012), ‘Living with the Dangers of Sudden Environmental Change’, in: Cooper, J. and Sheets, P. (eds.), Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology. University Press of Colorado, Boulder. 1-18.

Cooper, J. (2012), ‘Fail to Prepare then Prepare to Fail: re-thinking threat, vulnerability and mitigation in the Precolumbian Caribbean’, in Cooper, J. and Sheets, P. (eds.), Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology. University Press of Colorado, Boulder. 91-115.

Cooper, J. and Thomas, K. (2012), ‘Constructing Caribbean Chronologies: a comparative radiocarbon dating of shell and wood artefacts from precolumbian sites in Cuba’. Archaeometry. 54:401-425

Cooper, J. and Sheets, P. (eds) (2012), Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

McKinney, N. (2012), ‘Maino and the crocodile dance mask’. Pacific Arts Journal, 12 (2), 45-50.

McKinney, N. (2012), ‘Oceania at the Tropenmuseum (book review)’. Journal of the History of Collections, doi: 10.1093/jhc/fhs013.

Sheales, F. M. (2012), Asante Gold Regalia Online Catalogue British Museum.

Sheales, F. M. (2012), 'Wrapping and Ratification: An Early Nineteenth Century Display of Diplomacy Asante Style' World Art Journal 2 (1): 53-74.

Sheales, F. M. (2012), 'Asante Gold Regalia Online Catalogue.' The British Museum Magazine 72.

Sheales, F. M. (2012), 'Review of The Dictionary of African Biography’, Akeampong & Gates (eds.), The British Museum Magazine 73.

Sheales, F. M. (2012), 'Review of ' African Art' by Ezio Bassani. The British Museum Magazine 74.

Sheales, F. (Nov 2012), 'Ghanaian Eagle Coffin’, part of series entitled 'London: A World City in 20 Objects' London Evening Standard.

Spring, C. (2012), African Textiles Today. British Museum Press, London and Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.

Spring, C. (2012), ‘Notes from the field: Contingency’. The Art Bulletin, Volume 94 Number 3, 359 -361.

Spring, C. (Oct 2012) 'Sokari Douglas Camp’s Otobo masquerade figure’, (Nov 2012) 'Kester’s Throne of Weapons’, (Dec 2012) 'Ibrahim El Salahi’s Tree’, part of series entitled 'London: A World City in 20 Objects' London Evening Standard.

Spring, C. (2012), ‘Art, Resistance and Remembrance: A Bicentenary at the British Museum’, in: L. Smith, G. Cubitt, R. Wilson and K. Fouseki (eds), Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums: Ambiguous Engagements, Routledge, New York and London, 193-212.

Spring, C. (2012), 'Patterns of Africa', The British Museum Magazine 74.

Spring, C. (2012), 'Contemporary African Art and the Museum: a roundtable', Chika Okeke, Chris Spring et al., Nka, Journal of Contemporary African Art, Duke U.P., North Carolina, Number 31, Fall 2012, 46-111.