The Vikings

Ian Armit

in The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 1996 | ISBN: 9780748608584
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670710 | DOI:
The Vikings

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The arrival of the Vikings in Skye and the Western Isles marked the end of the Iron Age and the beginning of marked cultural, political and linguistic changes. This chapter examines settlements like those at the Udal, North Uist and Drimore, South Uist, cemeteries like that at Cnip Headland, Lewis and major finds like the Norse chessmen from Uig in Lewis.

Keywords: Vikings; Norse; Udal; Cnip Headland; Lewis chessmen

Chapter.  6509 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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