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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


Prof Martin O H Carver (Biographical details)

Prof Martin O H Carver (archaeologist; academic/intellectual; Male)

Also known as

Carver, Martin O H


Professor of Archaeology at the University of York, formerly with the Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit, which he founded. Director of the Sutton Hoo Research Project since 1983.