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DARC Bibliography - Artefacts


Books



Title Author Publisher ISBN Level Comment
Bone Antler Ivory & Horn: The Technology of Skeletal Materials Since the Roman Period Arthur MacGregor Barnes & Noble Books, New Jersey, 1985 0-7099-3242-1   The boneworker's bible covers working methods and tools, plus hundreds of artefacts organized by type, with descriptions
Building Customs in Viking Age Denmark Holger Schmidt
Jean Olsen, tr
Poul Kristensen Grafisk Virksomhed a.s., Denmark, 1994 8774683853 Med. New arrival - still on the "to read" pile but with some good images of various types of building construction
Craftsmanship and Function Gustaf Trotzig Stockholm, 1991 9171928170 Thesis Good discussion of 32 metal vessels from graves in Gotland with full grave reports
Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times Earwood, Caroline University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 1993 0-85989-389-8   This book has lots of pictures of artefacts, chapters on tools, carving and bentwood techniques, cooperage, and a huge bibliography
From Viking to Crusader Else Rosedahl & D.M. Wilson Rizzoli International Pub., Inc., NY, NY, 1992 847816257 High A first rate resource if you can find it. Hundreds of artifacts almost all of them with high quality B&W pictures. Write-ups include date, artifact number, museum of residence, size, and some information about context. There are also sections of weriteup on a variety of topics.
Full Circle, First Contact Kevin McAleese, ed. Newfoundland Museum, St. John's, Nfld, 2000 969159056 Easy  
Magic of Gold in Life and Legend Knape Anita, ed Statens Historiska Museum, Stockholm 1994. 91-792-937-1   This is the catalogue of the gold and silver finds on display at the Statens Historiska Museum. It includes a large chapter on Viking finds and a section on prehistoic goldsmithing techniques. The colour photos are wonderful.
Modern replication based on the pattern welded sword of Sutton Hoo Scott Lankton Et al Medieval Institute Publications, Kalamazoo, MI, 1989 091872029X Easy A small phamlet of the reproduction of the Sutton Hoo sword.
Viking Tre Tryckare Cagner & CO, Gothenburg Sweden   Easy The "wrinkly people" book. A good place to start but be careful of the accuracy of the artist's representations, and some dated infomation
Viking - hammer of the north Magnus Magnusson Galahad Books, NY NY, 1979 883654326 Easy  
Viking age archaeology in Britain & Ireland Richard Hall Shire Publications, Buckhamshire UK, 1990 747800634 Easy  
Viking Artefacts: A select catalogue James Graham-Campbell British Museum Publications, Ltd, 1980 714113549 High A first rate resource if you can find it. Hundreds of artifacts almost all of them with high quality B&W pictures. Write-ups include date, artifact number, museum of residence, size, and some information about context. There are also sections of weriteup on a variety of topics.
Viking Heritage: A Dialogue between Cultures   State Museums of the Mosco Kremlin and Museum of
National Antiquities, Stockholm, 1996
91-7209-0021-9   This is the catalogue from an exhibit which brought together the great Kremlin hoard with its closest analogues among the finds from Gotland in the Museum of National Antiquities, and discusses the relations between Sweden and Rus'.
Viking World James Graham-Campbell Fancis Lincon Publishers, London, UK, 1980 906459044 Med 1st Ed.
Viking World James Graham-Campbell Fancis Lincon Publishers, London, UK, 1989 071120571x Med 2nd Ed.
Vikings James Graham-Campbell & Dafydd Kidd British Museum, London UK, 1980 714113530    
Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga William Fitzhugh and Elisabeth I. Ward, ed. Smithsonian (Washington and London), in association with the National Museum of Natural History, 2000 1560989955    


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