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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

 

A climate of fear: what the past tells us about human responses to climate change

UCL lunch hour lecture on tour at the British Museum. Dr Joe Flatman, UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Linking in with World Environment Day (5 June), archaeologist Dr Joe Flatman, UCL Institute of Archaeology, uses a series of objects from the British Museum to explore what the past tells us about human responses to climate change.

The barrage of conflicting information about climate change can seem insurmountable – a mass of data on a problem too big for any one person to understand or any one community to manage.

This event took place on 14 June 2011.

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