Spring Lecture Series - Vikings: Raiders, traders, gamers, artisans
This illustrated talk invites you to explore the world of the Vikings (9th to 12th centuries AD) through a diverse selection of archaeological artefacts. Several of these objects bring us into close contact with true Vikings: the pirate-raiders. But many artefacts provide insight into different activities and lifestyles, including long-distance trading, everyday pastimes and amusements, and the creative talents of Viking-Age artisans. Each artefact tells a unique story. There will be an opportunity to handle some artefacts during the talk.
Dr. Alison Leonard gained her PhD in Archaeology at the University of York, UK, specializing in Early Medieval and Viking Age archaeology. After working as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Alison has returned to her hometown of Owen Sound where she continues to research and write about archaeology.
This presentation is part of our Spring Lecture Series taking place on Tuesday afternoons from March 19 through April 9 at 2:30 pm in our Theatre. Complimentary refreshments following. Free with admission. Members free as always.
Image: Weight-pendant, 9th-10th century © The Trustees of the British Museum, used under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license; photograph of the North Sea © A. Leonard