A Female Viking Warrior? DNA Evidence Says “Yes”.

When Viking grave Bj 581 was discovered in the 19th century, at the former Viking town of Birka, Sweden, the remains it contained were automatically assumed to be those of a man. This person had been buried with all the trappings of a high status professional Viking warrior, including an axe, a sword, a spear, a … More A Female Viking Warrior? DNA Evidence Says “Yes”.

The First Humans in Britain: A Journey through Time

The first anatomically modern humans set foot in Britain between 44,200 and 36,400 years ago*, likely during a brief warm spell during the Upper Palaeolithic. The two oldest modern human remains in Britain derive from Kents Cavern in Devon (fragment of an upper jaw, dated to 44,200 – 41,500 BP in 2011 in a study … More The First Humans in Britain: A Journey through Time

The Early Mesolithic Pendant of Star Carr: relatives across the sea

Starr Carr is the site of a substantial early Mesolithic settlement on the shores of palaeo-lake Flixton in Yorkshire, dating to the 9th millennium BC. It is remarkable in more than one respect. A new investigation of the site by the Vale of Pickering Research Trust, in progress since 2004, revealed that what was once … More The Early Mesolithic Pendant of Star Carr: relatives across the sea