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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


Conferences and publications

Conference presentations

C. McEwan, C. Higgitt, T. Deviese, C. Moulherat, P. Núñez-Regueiro, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach for the Study of Andean Textiles from the British Museum and Quai Branly Museum Collections, 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 18 - 22 April 2012, Memphis, TN (USA). Accepted

T. Deviese, C. Higgitt, C. McEwan, K. Price and A. Roquero, Estudio mediante técnicas analíticas de los tejidos andinos en las colecciones del Museo Británico – enfoque sobre costureros y sus contenidos / Analytical study of Andean textiles from the British Museum collection - a focus on weavers work-baskets, III Simposio Latinoamericano de Métodos de Física y Química para la conservación del patrimonio cultural de Arqueología, Arte y Patrimonio Cultural, 8-10 de noviembre 2011, Lima (Peru).

T. Deviese, C. Higgitt, N. Bosscher, L. Verger, Analysis of organic colourants at the British Museum and focus on Andean textiles, 30th Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology, 12 – 14 October 2011, Derby (UK)

T. Deviese, C. McEwan, C. Moulherat, P. Núñez-Regueiro, Analytical study of Andean textiles in the British Museum and Quai Branly Museum collections, ISEND 2011, 25 – 29 April 2011, La Rochelle (France).

Further reading


P. Dransart P. and H. Wolfe, Textiles from the Andes (Fabric Folios), British Museum Press, 2011.