A Viking dragon plaque

For the classroom

Whalebone plaque from Scar


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Spindle whorl


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Iron shears


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Iron sickle


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Whalebone plaque from Norway


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Scar burial inventory

PDF file

A full list of the contents of the Scar burial.

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Video: Viking burials

Source: bbc.co.uk

A three minute video from BBC Class Clips about a Viking grave. This is not the Scar burial, but introduces the concept of grave goods and how useful they are to archaeologists.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/viking-grave/468.html

Spinning by hand

Source: youtube.com

Spinning with the hand spindle. A 20 second video from a reconstructed Viking village.

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izoKG1c7h3A

Using plant dyes

Source: youtube.com

Plant dyes being used at a reconstructed Viking village.

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7srK5k5oqdw

Viking dress

Source: bbc.co.uk

A short video about Viking women and men’s clothes from BBC Class Clips

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/viking-dress/466.html

How the Vikings lived

Source: bbc.co.uk

The BBC Primary History website has several useful sections about women, children and domestic life.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/

Video: Viking women and children

Source: bbc.co.uk

Viking women and children: a short video from the BBC

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/viking-women-and-children/129.html

Discovering the Scar burial

Source: orkneyjar.com

Article about the discovery of the Scar burial.

Visit the site http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/scarboat/index.html

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Orkney Museum

Source: orkney.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/S/orkney-museum.htm

Jorvik Viking Centre, York

Source: jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Source: canterbury.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.canterbury.co.uk/museums/heritage-museum/Anglo-Saxon-and-Viking.aspx

Museum of London

Source: museumoflondon.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Source: nmni.com

Visit the site http://www.nmni.com/um

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/

A Viking dragon plaque