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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

Burt, B and L Bolton (eds) 2014: The things we value: Culture and History in Solomon Islands Sean Kingston Publishing, Canon Pyon

Giblin, J. D. 2014. Toward a Political Ethic in African Archaeology, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa. Special Edition: Ethics in African Archaeology DOI:10.1080/0067270X.2014.906186

Giblin, J. D., King, R., Smith, B. 2014. Introduction: de-centring ethical assumptions by re-centring ethical debate in African archaeology, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa. Special Edition: Ethics in African Archaeology DOI:10.1080/0067270X.2014.906186

McKinney, N. 2014.  ‘Ancestral Remains from Oceania:  Histories and Relationships in the Collection of the British Museum’.  In Fletcher, A., Antoine, D. & Hill, J.D. (eds) , Regarding the Dead: Human Remains in the British Museum.  London: British Museum Press (pp. 34-42).

Sculthorpe, G. 2014. Introduction: Caring for, conserving and storing human remains. In A. Fletcher, Daniel Antoine and JD Hill (eds) Regarding the Dead: Human Remains in the British Museum. British Museum Press:31-33

Spring, C. 2014. Arterial lines BM Magazine, Spring/summer 2014, pp 40-42

 

Bolton, L., N. Thomas, E. Bonshek, J. Adams and B. Burt (eds) 2013 Melanesia: Art and Encounter London: British Museum Press

Burt, Ben, 2013: World Art: An introduction to the art in artefacts. Berg Publishers, London

Cooper, Jago, 2013: Building Resilience in Island Communities: a paleotempestological perspective. In eds Clift, P., Flad, R., Fuller, D. Climates, Landscapes and Civilisations. American Geophysical Union Special Monographs.

Cooper, Jago, 2013: The Climatic Context for Caribbean Archaeology. In eds. Hofman, C., Keegan, W.F. & Rodriguez Ramos, R. Oxford Handbook for Caribbean Archaeology. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Alice V.M. Samson; Jago E. Cooper; Miguel A. Nieves; Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, Patricia N. Kambesis & Michael J. Lace: December 2013, ‘Cavescapes in the Pre-Columbian Caribbean’, Antiquity  Vol. 087 Issue 338

Vila Llonch, Elisenda, 2013: Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia. The British Museum Press, London.