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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


drawing (Scope note)

The Department of Prints and Drawings uses the term 'drawing' rather than 'painting' for watercolours. In the context of Ice Age Art, drawings are engraved into bone, antler, ivory or stone supports.