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    Ruarigh
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    We just had a really interesting lecture by Cat Jarman on the Viking camp at Repton here today. You can watch it HERE and should not need to have a Facebook account to do so. Cat Jarman has just completed a PhD reassessing the C14 dates of the burials and has been excavating at Repton for the past few years. One of the really interesting points she made was that isotope analysis shows that those buried at Repton came from a wide variety of different places, including several that could have come from the Repton area itself. I’m not entirely sure what this means for depicting the Great Army on the games table, but I’m happy to leave that for others to decide to their own satisfaction.

    There are also a bunch of other lectures about Vikings in the East Midlands on the Nottingham Lakeside Arts Facebook page, if Cat’s talk entertains you, although most are of less wargaming interest.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/
    https://roderickdale.co.uk/

    #85634
    Darkest Star Games
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    Oooo, sounds interesting.  I will have to watch this.  Thanks for posting!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #85635
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Watching it now. Thanks!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #85710
    OB
    Participant

    Enjoyed that.  Thanks for the link.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #85717
    Ruarigh
    Participant

    Glad you liked it, OB.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/
    https://roderickdale.co.uk/

    #85722
    Guy Farrish
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    Enjoyed the first half – thanks – then for some odd reason it stopped and said I needed to update my Flash – which I declined to do. Odd. I’ll try again in another browser.

    Edit:

    No problem with Edge – fascinating – interested to see what the DNA results turn up later this year (hopefully).

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    #85743
    Ruarigh
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    Yes, I can’t wait to hear all the details. With the Ridgeway Hill burial and the slightly pre-Viking Salme burials, we’re getting a very different picture of what a Viking crew might have looked like. The next question from a wargaming perspective would be whether they all adopted similar fashions and equipment or stuck with what they grew up with. It could make for some fun, mixed-looking warbands in games.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/
    https://roderickdale.co.uk/

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