IoA/BM Seminar Ratican
21 March 2017, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
UCL IoA 209
Claire Ratican (Cambridge): The Other Body: an exploration of violence and 'othering' practices in multiple burials across Viking Age Scandinavia and the insular world.
This project focuses on the diversity of form and context of Viking Age multiple burials across Scandinavia and the insular world with a view to understanding the breadth of relationships that they articulate. A central concern of the study is to investigate whether the physical reality of the archaeological record supports the historiography's emphasis on (perceived) violence and the 'othering' nature of Viking Age multiple burial practices.