About this project
In the archaeological material from Viking period England, finds of objects decorated in various Scandinavian styles abound. Since the typology and dating of these styles is well-researched and understood, it can be assumed that the context and find locales of the objects can be used to shed light on the meaning and contexts of Scandinavian place-names as well.
This project maps Scandinavian decorated artefacts and their relation to Scandinavian place-names with the aim of gaining a better understanding of Viking settlement in the English Danelaw. Databases such as the English Place-Name Society DB and the Portable Antiquities Scheme are used in the project.