Sand-dunes and Stray Finds: Evidence for Pre-Viking Trade?

David Griffiths

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264508
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734120 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Sand-dunes and Stray Finds: Evidence for Pre-Viking Trade?

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This chapter examines discoveries of pre-Viking material that have occurred in sand-dune-dominated coastal margins and evaluates whether they are indicative of pre-Viking trade in the British and Irish Islands. It explains that sporadic occurrence of early medieval metalwork, glass, and pottery in these locations largely lacks contextual support and that this raises a number of interpretive problems. The chapter also provides some thoughts about Anglo-Irish economic contact during the mid-first millennium.

Keywords: pre-Viking material; sand-dunes; coastal margins; pre-Viking trade; British Islands; Irish Islands; Anglo-Irish

Chapter.  6891 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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