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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


Vladimir G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture 2013
Early steps towards farming in the Zagros Mountains of Iran and Iraq: new archaeological investigations

Friday 21 June,

Free, limited places

Recommend this event

Roger Matthews, University of Reading, presents the latest results from ongoing fieldwork, surveys and scientific analyses.

Focusing on research from Neolithic sites dating to 10,000-7000 BC in the Central Zagros region covering both western Iran and eastern Iraq, the talk will highlight the value of collaborative, multi-disciplinary approaches in interpreting the transition from hunter-forager to farmer-herder.

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