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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


Mammoth origins, extinction and interaction with people

Thursday 21 March,

Free, booking advised

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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Professor Adrian Lister, Natural History Museum, discusses how mammoths were represented in Ice Age art.

Mammoths evolved in Africa and their spread parallels that of humans. The lecture will discuss how mammoth bones and tusks were used to construct huts and to carve tools and art objects.

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Illustration of a woolly mammoth.