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A glimpse of the heathen Norse in Lincolnshire

Hines, John ORCID: 2017. A glimpse of the heathen Norse in Lincolnshire. Hawkes, Jane and Cambridge, Eric, eds. Crossing boundaries: Interdisciplinary approaches to the art, material culture, language and literature of the Early Medieval World, Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 118-126.

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A runic inscription on a local lead spindle-whorl found near the coastal site of Saltfleetby in Lincolnshire provides exceptional evidence, not only of the maintainence of the Norse language and Norse runic writing traditions in the early 11th century there, but also a survival of the pre-Christian Norse religion.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
Publisher: Oxbow
ISBN: 9781785703072
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 January 2019
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 08:06

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